We are starting with two verses from the Bible:
“Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud.” (1 Corinthians 13:4)
“He who is kind to the poor lends to the LORD, and he will reward him for what he has done.” (Proverbs 19:17)
We are using these slogans:
•"Kindness can change the world."
•"Kindness begins like a ripple of water"...
•"Kindness makes your heart glow!"
•"The kindness in people is reflected back to them."
•"I believe in the magic of kindness."
•"Practice random kindness."
Kids are choosing which slogan they want to do and are going to be making a mini sized poster (blank printer paper).
I wrote the 6 slogans above to give them a choice on which one they wanted to do.
Before the poster they are writing on lined paper 10 ways to be kind for them to start brainstorming.
What triggered this idea (well, God of course) was two things as I walked in the house from being at Walgreens. 1. Early this morning Jesse was a genius!!! Elizabeth doesn't spell very well (neither does he) but this was something he could do for his sister. He got on the desktop computer and made a folder on the main page with her name on it and inside of the folder were websites that she goes to a lot. This saves everyone in the house time to have to spell out the whole website for her so now she can just click and go! 2. Again, I came home to Jacob making ramen for Elizabeth. Just because he wanted to. Not sure if she asked him or not but this isn't a normal thing for him to just go and do.
I want the children to grow up and do things for themselves and others without having to be told to do it. Take some initiative. The feelings you have in your heart are way more powerful than someone praising you for doing something. Not all the time will you get praised therefore you should be able to praise yourself with a pat on the back.
I will add pictures of their posters when they are finished.