I received a complimentary kit from Happy Heart Kid for review purposes; however, all opinions are my own.
Spiritual education is a cornerstone of how we are raising our sons, so I am always looking for resources to use at home as well as for our character building classes. So I was thrilled to be contacted by Happy Heart Kid, a line of of kid friendly products that make character building fun and interactive for families.
Each Happy Heart Kid activity kit is based around a character trait like empathy, manners, and grit. We received an empathy kit, and I was impressed by how well thought out it was in terms of content and packaging. All of the materials are attractive and engaging, with an emphasis on learning through play. There are crafts and activities, coloring, and a story. In the empathy kit, for example, you make an Empathy magnet, put together felt flowers to give to others, practice recognizing emotions with a hands on activity, and read a story (also a coloring book!) that illustrates what empathy means.
Even my Monkey – who often will not sit still for crafts – enjoyed making this bright, colorful Empathy magnet. He was so proud to put it up on our refrigerator!
Each kit is a self-contained unit, designed to make things easy for busy parents who want to spend their time focusing on their kids rather than chasing down supplies and materials. So each kit includes everything you need to do the crafts and activities – right down to the crayons and glue stick!
The materials are all right on a child’s level – simple without being watered down. This is so helpful, since explaining abstract values like empathy can be difficult. The explanations and illustrations in the Happy Heart Kid kit are easy to understand, with obvious applications in a child’s everyday life: How can we have empathy towards someone who is rude to us on the playground? What can we do when we hurt someone’s feelings?
Happy Heart Kid aims to empower young kids with strong character traits in the hope of creating the next generation of leaders and change makers.
If you are excited about giving your child the tools to grow a happy heart, visit Happy Heart Kid to learn more about their products, and consider contributing to their Kickstarter, open only until December 16!