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World Kindness Day
November 13, 2022
We strive to teach little ones how to develop their moral compass and character traits. For World Kindness Day, we are focusing on activities that promote the importance of kindness!
Art: Use brushes to paint colorful rocks that you can leave around your neighborhood to brighten someone’s day! Kindness is not only something we give to others, but also to ourselves! Practice writing things you love about yourself on a mirror, so you can see the love reflected back at you! Explore rainbow pom poms and sort them into egg cartons using tongs and spoons!
Purpose: With these activities, children will learn about kindness and develop their social emotional awareness. They will be able to practice empathy, engage with each other, develop fine motor skills, and practice self-love.
Story Time (TIMES 11am & 2:30pm): Can You Say Peace? by: Karen Katz
Karen Katz’s bright and childlike illustrations are the perfect way to introduce the very young to the concept of peace and this annual day to celebrate it.
Music & Movement (directly following story time):
Peaceful Positions > In celebration of International Day of Peace, we encourage our little guests to explore their inner harmony through this child center yoga session. Gather as we focus on mindfulness and peace in a healthy, fun way. As we engage in yoga, we will talk about how to create peace within our play. Help us create tools that we can share with our city-goers about how to set peaceful boundaries that work for their own bodies and the bodies of others.
Purpose: social emotional development, self-regulation, empathy, gross motor development, literacy, and communication
Grown-up Tip: Practicing and modeling kindness from an early age can help develop more positive behaviors in later years. The best way to teach children about kindness is to model it to them. You can model kindness by offering to let someone with less stuff go ahead of you in line at the supermarket or by assisting an elderly neighbor bring in their groceries. If you have a family member or friend that is sick you can ask your child for ideas on how you can help them to feel better.