Sunday, December 30, 2012

ARK: Acts of Random Kindness for Adults & Children

ARK: Acts of Random Kindness for Adults & Children is my personal favorite post because I hope it inspires children and adults to do random acts of kindness throughout the year. Free Printables are available with many ideas that can be put in a jar or decorated box. Small acts of kindness can accumulate to make others feel kindness, gratitude and a desire to return the act. I promise you it will enlarge your compassion as you teach young children kindness, empathy and generosity. You will feel better about yourself and about our world.

ARK: Acts of Random Kindness for Adults & Children

ARK: Acts of Random Kindness with Free Printables

My grandson is already saving his money for ARKs.

The material for many quilts was donated and we used old jeans to cut for some of the squares. The cost was very little but they were greatly appreciated by nursing home residents. However, we did not begin early enough to finish all of them before Christmas. So I encourage you to begin early with service projects. 

Quilts made from donated material and jeans.
Children can tie blankets to donate.

Anytime of year would be a great time to donate to the Department of Human Services. These items cost less than $25.00 and were taken to their Rainbow Room which donates items to a counseling center, children in transition, and a domestic violence shelter:

Provide Coloring Comfort
Children Can Express Gratitude to Soldiers

Start saving change now for ARKs. A quart jar holds about $100.00.

"Too often we notice the needs around us, hoping that someone from far
away will magically appear to meet those needs. When we do this, we
deprive our neigh
bor of the service we could render, and we deprive
ourselves of the opportunity to serve."
~Dieter F. Uchtdorf

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  1. Congrats on the blog hop. It's certainly well deserved.

    1. Thank you J. I hope you have a very Happy New Year!!!

  2. What wonderful ways to serve others! I am trying to raise a giver at my house too.

    1. Your son is on a pathway to kindness and generosity which is reflected on your amazing blog. Happy New Year!

  3. My sister-in-law was a receiver of a ARK jar this year!!! I had never heard of it until she enthusiastically told us about it on Christmas Eve. We plan to make and distribute our own during the next holiday season-- Thank you for the resources to do so!

    1. I'm so happy to find your blog Rebecca. Did you find the number 5 in the book illustration? I haven't! Please tell us where it is eventually. Happy New Year to you.

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