Hi all! Happy Weekend! I am popping by just really quick to tell you that our annual 100 Acts of Kindness Challenge kicks off on Monday, January 16th (tomorrow!)! We've teamed up once again with the awesome Megan of Coffee Cups & Crayons for this series! Megan is the queen of kindness and has so many fun projects she's done that I can't wait to share with you!
If you plan to join in this year, rush over and join our 100 Acts of Kindness Facebook group so that you can stay in the loop and see the fun things we have in store for you this year!
WHAT IS THE 100 ACTS OF KINDNESS CHALLENGE?
We challenge YOU and your kids/family/students, etc. to accomplish 100 Acts of Kindness between January 16th and February 14th. Do you think you can do it?
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. is our inspiration for this challenge, which is why we always kick it off on the MLK Jr. Holiday weekend. Dr. King taught about the importance of showing love and being kind... even when it is hard and even when people aren't necessarily being kind to you. Dr. King taught that LOVE can drive out hate.
As we honor Dr. King along with many other great leaders who have taught about showing love and kindness, we encourage you to join us and SPREAD KINDNESS. Spread it in your homes, your neighborhoods, and your communities. Do small acts of kindness together with your families and students and see how these simple acts make a big difference in the lives of other people... and in you!
HOW DO I PARTICIPATE IN THE 100 ACTS OF KINDNESS CHALLENGE?
1. Well, first you join our 100 Acts of Kindness Facebook group. If might take a few minutes for us to accept you, since we have to add each new member by hand and that means we have to be awake and near our computer/phone.
2. Next take a second to introduce yourself in the kindness challenge Facebook group.
3. After you join the group and introduce yourself, start brainstorming how you are going to keep track of all 100 acts of kindness that you do. Last year we created a Kindness Tree and I loved it. You can keep it really simple or make it more complex. We'll share a few more ideas with you on Monday.
4. Once you've figured out a way to keep track of your kind acts, start doing them! I can't wait to hear what you decide to do. You can do super simple acts of kindness in your homes and you can move beyond your little sphere and reach out in your communities or even worldwide.
5. Follow the hashtag #100actsofkindness on Instagram and check out some of the activities we share over there too. I'm @kristinatoddlerapproved and Megan is @coffeeandcrayon.
Here are a few awesome things to check out...
Megan at Coffee Cups & Crayons has created an awesome printable 100 Acts of Kindness chart filled with ideas of things you can do this month. I'm printing this off and sticking up on our fridge!
If you need some more ideas of kind things to do, check out our Pinterest board. Our 100 Acts of Kindness Pinterest Board is filled with loads of ideas that you can try.
Some of our favorite acts of kindness that we did last year included...
- taking treats to neighbors/friends
- doing 14 days of Valentines for my kids
- heart attacked people's doors to tell them we love them
- wrote secret love notes and then decoded them
Alright, time to get creating! Head on over to our Facebook group and join in!!
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