The Kindness Tree

Tell me this is not a good idea. In the June/July issue of Thriving Family, Danielle Beerli came up with this amazing idea to help children think about their everyday actions.

We wanted to help our children concretely think about their actions. So we asked each child to cut a tree trunk out of construction paper, write her name on it and hang it on a wall. Then we cut out leaves. On each leaf, we wrote a different action, such as letting another person go first or helping a sibling do a chore. We left some leaves blank to write other random acts of kindness later. Every time a child would do something kind for someone, a leaf would be added to her tree. This activity helped our kids think about ways to be kind to others.

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