Thank you notes … just because: Random Acts of Kindness to share a smile! P is for Preschooler
Below is the next installment in the popular series on Random Acts of Kindness. Each month, a blogger shares the random acts of kindness they have committed with their little ones. You can visit the Random Acts of Kindness page to see previous installments of this series. You can also follow the Random Acts of Kindness Pinterest Board. Today’s post comes to us from Emma of P is for Preschooler, a blogger whose work I am constantly pinning!
Sometimes it’s the littlest things that can make your day. A card from an old friend in the mail among a stack of bills, or a picture drawn by little hands tucked lovingly under your pillow. And everyone appreciates knowing that they’re appreciated.
Our simple act of kindness was merely to try to spread a smile and let others know we are happy to have them in our lives. I wanted Kay to be involved in the whole process, starting with who to make a card for – a thank you card, just because.
“You,” she said. Aww, love her. I asked who else she’d like to make one for, and she said Daddy.
Okay, set to work. I showed her how to draw and cut out a heart on a piece of paper folded in half. She tried a few times, but ended up frustrated, so eventually I drew it and she cut out the heart.
Then I dictated her words, “I love when you take me everywhere.”
The the funnest part: decorating it! She thought to add buttons herself and I went with it – her creation and all.
When it was all dried, she proudly presented it to a surprised – and smiling – Daddy.
We also made some happy heart faces and designs on heart shapes, to leave for someone who might need a smile.
We left one in the mailbox for the mailman and gave one to the children’s librarian, too.
I loved that this was a fun way to show Kay how easy it can be to brighten someone’s day!
Emma Craig is a stay-at-home mom to a 5-year-old girl who knows everything (or thinks she does!). Emma enjoys blogging about the things they do during the day to pass the time – and hopefully sneak in a little learning along the way – at P is for Preschooler. You can find more fun things to do with toddlers and preschoolers by following on Pinterest or Facebook!
This is such a great multi-disciplinary activity. So many skills are practiced and the overall focus of showing love to another is very sweet! We will have to make some for the grandparents! Thanks for the inspiration, Emma, and great series Leanna!
So sweet, and wonderful way to raise thoughtful children!
I love this. We have done this before, and it’s really a ton of fun for everyone. This post just reminded me that we should do it again really soon. Thank you.
What a sweet idea – I love the buttons and I love that you can do this spur of the moment with whatever materials you have on hand.
This is a lovely idea. Instilling and “attitude of gratitude” early in life!
What an adorable idea! I absolutely love it. This is a “feel-good” craft to do with kids. Thanks for the inspiration!
Such a great idea to teach the young ones! And I love how eager she was to just go with it :).
I love the idea of leaving heart notes to the librarian and the mailman, too! Those random acts sure go far and make people’s days better. Thank you for raising your child in such a caring way.
Peace, love and light!