Although we wouldn’t normally advocate associating kindness with rewards, this little gem is a bit of an exception for younger children. It gives kids a better sense of understanding the effects of kindness on their family, friends and even strangers.
WHAT YOU NEED
- All you need is a large mason or pasta jar (this one is an old Ikea favourite) & a smaller jam jar for your child to get started.
- Pom poms or balls to fill the large jar
WHAT TO DO
Have your child write a label with their name on his or her small jar.
Fill it up with colourful pom poms, balls or just about anything really.
Chat through what being kind means to them and examples of little acts of kindness for every day life.
Set them a kindness task (e.g. do 3 kind things a day at home, school or with friends).
For every kind act they do they get to choose a pom pom for their jar.
The pom pom in itself should be the reward but there’s no harm in a little incentive at the end of the week when they have filled their jar!
BE KIND. ALWAYS
Check out what Miss Manners thinks on the subject with the The Kindness Rules