Valentine’s Day is about hearts, love, flowers and if you have a sweet tooth, chocolate. It’s not only a fun holiday to enjoy, but can provide a perfect opportunity to teach your little ones the beauty of showing love, kindness and appreciation. Not only on this day, but year round.
Naturally, we tend to celebrate love with immediate friends and family. But what about shining a little light to those outside your immediate circle? Random acts of kindness are a great way to teach your little ones about compassion and kindness. Whether you show them how to hold the door for someone, or help them bake cookies to bring to a neighbor…just because, or have them witness you pay it forward and pick up the bill for someone’s dinner. Children learn by watching you, and it’s those small acts that begin to instill a tender heart in them.
What you’ll need:
-Polymer clay scraps
-Heart shaped cookie cutter
-Paper and pen to write notes (optional)
Leave these cute little hearts on people’s doorsteps, mailboxes , windshields etc. Children are genuine and take pleasure in making us smile, so this activity is not only a great way to help your child bring a smile to someone’s face, but it also teaches them that in life, it’s the small things that often mean the most.