There are many ways to teach kindness. I suppose suggesting to write a thank you letter if my son hadn't thought of it would have been a good place to start. The obvious is that modelling such behavior is the best and first thing we as parents should do if we want to see it in our children. Volunteering is also a beautiful way to give thanks and keep relativity alive.
A few ideas I came across on the web:
• Rainbows within reach suggests creating a ribbon wreath (shown above)
• Kids Activity Blog shares their kindness jar project
• Kindergarten & Preschool for Parents and Teachers has a good post and printables for another type of kindness jar, I particularly enjoyed reading that her daughter helps to cook the food her babysitter brings to feed the homeless. A good way to involve kids in volunteering since there are not many ways for them to physically volunteer for charities.
Do you have ideas, crafts, projects, activities you do as a family to promote kindness?
(Image: Rainbows Within Reach)