February 17th is International Day of Random Acts of Kindness and the world certainly seems to need plenty of those right now. We all want to encourage our kids to show love, kindness and respect to all and we have a wonderful project that you can join in with which aims to do just that, in a magical and fun way using the Kindness Elves!
As you may well know, I created The Kindness Elves concept (and adorable range of products!) as a way to teach my own children about the value and importance of showing kindness to others, in a magical and playful way. If you’ve read the accompanying story book The Story of The Kindness Elves (released just a month ago!) you will know that the Kindness Elves are not just a Christmas tradition but a year-around one. They live in their magical home in the clouds, painting rainbows and mixing kindness potions. They work together with children to spread acts of kindness and helpfulness as they’re just too little to do it alone! The children make wonderful helpers and often have the best of all the ideas for ways to help!
Our February Kindness Challenge is to show an act of kindness every single day this month using JUST the magical power of words, both written and spoken! The challenge will be to use our written and spoken words to focus on building each other up, letting people know how much we value them and how grateful we are.
This is what we are going to do. At the beginning of February the Kindness Elves will arrive in homes and classrooms with a little letter saying that they are here to spread the news about the magical power of kind words and that they have lots of fun challenges for acts of kindness using only words. There’s still time to order your Kindness Elves to join in!