100 Acts of kindness | Share a heartprint

by Deborah J. Stewart, M.Ed. on February 4, 2013

in Children's Books, Heartprints, Share a Heartprint, Social/Emotional

Today, I am bringing to you this wonderful project titled 100 Acts of Kindness hosted by Toddler Approved. Each week a new blogger is sharing a new “Kindness Challenge” to inspire and invite you to go out there and spread some kindness too…

Week 3 Challenge: Share a heartprint

To help my students understand how they can promote kindness, we began by reading this wonderful book titled, “Heartprints” by P.K. Halliman…

100 Acts of Kindness: Sharing Heartprints by Teach Preschool

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…

100 Acts of Kindness: Sharing Heartprints by Teach Preschool

What you can do…

To invite my students to be kind to each other and to look for kindness being shared by others at school or at home, I gave each child an envelope filled with construction paper hearts….

Share a Heartprint by Teach Preschool

We also created a kindness board for the teachers to fill up with heartprints as we see the children being kind to one another…

Heartprint board by Teach Preschool

As the children saw someone being kind, they were encouraged to give them one of their hearts or to take their hearts home to share them with their family and friends (which is an act of kindness in itself)…

Giving a Heart by Teach Preschool

And as Mrs. Courtney or I saw the children being kind to one another in the classroom, we printed their act of kindness on a heart and put it on our wall…

Printing kindness on a heart print

The kindness challenge

My kindness challenge to you today is to cut yourself up a set of paper hearts and share them with others. Look for acts of kindness or share an act of kindness by giving someone a heartprint today…

Share a Heartprint by Teach Preschool

Be sure to stop by Toddler Approved to see all the other Acts of Kindness that will challenge and inspire you…

 

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