ACTIVITIES:


alt Complimentary Breakfast (Idea for an activity to create unity)

COLORING PAGES: 

alt Coloring Page on Kindness from Christy's Clipart

FAMILY HOME EVENING LESSONS: 

alt I printed up a sheet with a quote about kindness and a New Testament scripture about being like Jesus. Then below it I typed up the days of the week all in a row with space between them. The goal was to take 5 seconds every day to change someone's day by smiling, complimenting them, saying thank you or please, etc. The idea came from Merilee Boyacks' Time Out for Women talk. She said we can serve in tiny ways and change people's day in a few seconds a day. Our children LOVED drawing tally marks under each day of the week; they also loved thinking and verbalizing at breakfast what kinds of things they would do or say that day--and to whom. We all did it for several weeks and it was a blessing to our family and to each of us individually. (by Robyn Buckwalter / ga05182008)
alt Kindness and Love Family Home Evening (Dora Theme) by Margaret Hammond

GAMES:

alt Kindness begins with me game by Paige Edwards

HANDOUT:

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 Kindness Bouquet - from May 1999 Friend - color and cut out the flowers and leaves, and glue each to a straw, an ice-cream-bar stick, or a pencil. (Use the flowers as patterns to make several of each. Or make your own.) Then, every time you see someone in your family do a kind deed, give him or her a flower and put one into a vase.

LESSON HELPS:

alt 
Lesson on Kindness

NEW ERA POSTERS: 

alt You May Have to Eat Your Words - Make sure they are sweet and tender.

OBJECT LESSONS:

alt Pennies of Time - Object Lesson on Kindness
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 Using popcorn kernels, demonstrate how we can be hard when we do not serve others, but when "popped" or filled with air, we are light and fluffy

ONLINE VIDEO CLIPS:

alt He took my licking
alt Lessons I learned as a boy
alt President Monson and Warm Fuzzies
alt The civility experiment
You Never Know

QUOTES:

alt One Liners
alt Quick Quotes

SHARING TIME IDEAS:

alt Rachel Crosby writes, "I made a pdf for the items that need printing for Pergler's Kindness Sharing Time."  (Click here for file)

STORIES: 

alt A glass of milk
alt Abiding Love 
alt Everyday Heroes (Article from the Salt Lake Tribune Newspaper, April 6, 1998)
alt Nail in the Fence
alt The Dart Test
alt The Legend of the King and the Water
alt The Night Watch
alt The Parable of the Bucket & The Dipper
alt This might be for a little older child but I have a 5 year old and a 2 year old and the 5 year old really learned from the story "Do As I'm Doing". It's about an older brother who's tired of his little brother always hanging around and copying him and the mother teaches him that he has an older brother who wants us to copy him, Jesus. In the story they're making car shaped pancakes so I sometimes tell the story while I make pancakes on Sunday and he's proud to have his little brother want to be like him. (Idea by Alyson Mansfield / ga04222008)

TALKS:

alt A Need for Greater Kindness by Gordon B. Hinckley from May 2006 Liahona



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