Our goal for the rest of the month of February is to complete, as a group, at least 100 acts of kindness- to hang at least 100 “heartprints” in our art gallery.
Each child has been given an envelope filled with paper hearts or “heartprints” to take home. When parents see their child being kind at home or out and about, they are encouraged to write what they did on a “heartprint” and have them bring it to Rainbow Connection the next time they come. We will hang the “heartprints” up around our “art gallery” so that we can see the progress we are making.
To help the kiddos at Rainbow Connection understand how they can promote kindness, we will begin by reading a book titled, Heartprints by P.K. Halliman. Throughout the book, there are many different acts of kindness illustrated by the characters in the book and surrounding each act of kindness are lots of heartprints…
We will talk about being kind to each other and to also look for kindness being shared by others here or at home. As I see the children being kind to one another here, I will print their act of kindness on a heart and put it on our wall… As they see someone being kind, they will be encouraged to give them a heart to hang on the wall.