Kindness for Kids Tip: Cupcakes

16 Feb

Last February, I went back to Connecticut to visit family during Random Acts of Kindness Week. One day I had my two nieces and nephew all to myself for a few hours. So, I decided to take advantage of the time to teach them about aloha and the power of random acts of kindness.

Instead of competing with each other as athletic siblings do, they worked together as a family to make and decorate cupcakes. Then, they created a short list of neighbors they wanted to gift their cupcakes. I was so proud of them for identifying neighbors without children at home because "they don't have anyone to make them cupcakes!" 

Then, we went door to door to deliver these kindness cupcakes and to teach their neighbors it was Random Acts of Kindness Week. The kids got such a thrill seeing their neighbors smile and gush with surprise! They even RAN house to house in excitement because they said they "can't wait to do it again!"

‚ö°Kindness is a superpower! 

Giving kids an opportunity to practice kindness makes them feel important, feel like they matter, and makes them feel capable. Therefore, it boosts their self-worth, self-esteem, and confidence! Help a kid feel like a superhero today with this tip.

Today's tip: Show them your heart by going through their stomachs! Everyone loves cupcakes! Bake up your favorite batch with your littles and let them decorate! Then, gift them to your neighbors and friends!

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