Summer is just around the corner. With it, oftentimes, comes the loss of a structured day.
When my kids get out of their regular routines, like for summer break and holidays, the grumbling goes up. It seems the more time they have on their hands, the more time they have to pick at each other.
However, it doesn’t have to be that way! Encourage kindness and empathy with a family kindness jar. Encourage kids to speak, act kindly and to think about others.
Make a Family Kindness Jar
Here are eight fantastic ideas for creating a kindness jar that will inspire both you and your kids!
Our Kindness Jar from Toddler Approved | Kids fill out an “I am kind when I…” note, and put them in the jar. At the end of the day, the teacher draws one out of the jar and asks if the children saw anyone doing that act of kindness.
Create a Kindness Jar with Kids from Coffee Cups and Crayons | Kids can fill a jar with “kisses” and give it to someone they love as a sweet act of kindness.
Peaceful Parenting: Make a Kindness Jar from Kids Activities Blog | Stop sibling bickering with a kindness jar!
Teaching Kindness with a Kindness Jar from Real Life at Home | Discover how one homeschool momma used a kindness jar to remind her to model kind words and to use them to encourage her kids.
The Kindness Jar: Acts of Kindness for Siblings from Mum in the Mad House | Parents and siblings fill this kindness jar with hearts as they witness an act of kindness.
Fun, Hands-On Way to Teach Kindness to Your Kids from Carrots are Orange | Searching for a concrete way to teach kindness? Try this.
Kindness Cookie Jar from Growing Book by Book | Decorate paper cookies, write a kind deed for the day on the back, and fill your cookie jar! When the jar is full, bake some real cookies together.
How do you encourage kindness among your children?