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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1 Donna February 4, 2013 at 6:20 am

I would send hearts home with my kindergarten class and ask parents to write “acts of kindness” that their child did. Our goal was to have 100 kind acts by Day 100 . And we did !

2 kristina February 4, 2013 at 7:47 am

What a sweet way to celebrate the 100th day of school Donna!

3 Deborah J. Stewart, M.Ed. February 4, 2013 at 12:25 pm

That is an awesome way to celebrate 100′s day! A blend of math and character building skills working along side each other! Super cool!

4 kristina February 4, 2013 at 7:47 am

What a great challenge Deborah! I also love that book. I am excited for my kids to wake up so that we can start cutting hearts and deciding who we want to give them to. Thank you so much for participating in the 100 Acts of Kindness challenge again this year!

5 Teach_Ohio February 4, 2013 at 10:23 am

Just in case this book wasn’t mentioned in any of your posts, “Kindness is Cooler, Mrs. Ruler” is a really cute book about acts of kindness. I’ve used the book and the act of kindness assignment with several age groups now- preschool, kindergarten and 2nd grade, and all the kids loved it. They feel very proud when they see their hearts displayed.

6 Deborah J. Stewart, M.Ed. February 4, 2013 at 12:21 pm

I have not seen this book!!! Going to go and track it down!!!

7 Veens February 4, 2013 at 12:47 pm

What a beautiful way to celebrate Valentine’s day! I think I will send some hearts to Aarya’s Preschool ( to his teachers and friends)!

8 Deborah J. Stewart, M.Ed. February 4, 2013 at 4:49 pm

I bet that will make their whole day to get some hearts from Aarya!

9 Carolyn @ Pleasantest Thing February 4, 2013 at 2:46 pm

Terrific idea! I’m going to share it.

10 Deborah J. Stewart, M.Ed. February 4, 2013 at 4:50 pm

Thanks for the share Carolyn:)

11 Mud Hut Mama February 5, 2013 at 12:56 am

This sounds like such a great book and I love how you have extended it to your own heartprints – such a beautiful way to encourage acts of kindness.

12 Megan @ CoffeeCupsandCrayons February 5, 2013 at 5:59 pm

Love this idea! The sharing of the heartprint is a great lesson for the giver and reinforcement for the receiver–fantastic!!!

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