DIY Storytime – Kindness

Enjoy this DIY Storytime on the theme of Kindness whenever you like.

Books:

Story: Grow Kind
• Written by Jon Lasser
• Illustrated by Sage Foster Lasser
• Published by Magination Press
• Read by Jon Lasser
Kiko grows and cultivates her garden, harvesting and sharing the fruits and veggies with people in her community.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SFqQx6AjLMs&list=PLxf85IzktYWIIKno7USt8THWCAkVCJRmi&index=4&t=0s
Make Some Kindness Rocks
http://blog.consumercrafts.com/craft-basics-main/kindness-rocks/

Story: The Kindness Quilt
• Written and illustrated by Nancy Elizabeth Wallace
• Published by Two Lions
• Read by Beth Laipple
Minna and her classmates make a paper quilt picturing many acts of kindness. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EFutsjqVN9I
Activities to go with the book:
https://www.doinggoodtogether.org/bhf/kindness-quilt

 

Story: The Kindness Book
• Written and illustrated by Todd Parr
• Published by Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Discover different ways to be kind.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wDlNVs2H_3Q&list=TLPQMTgwNTIwMjAABSXTFKJcfQ&index=2

Acts of Kindness for Kids: Ideas Kids Can Do While Stuck at Home
By The Thoughtful Parent
https://thoughtfulparent.com/acts-of-kindness-for-children.html
Acts of kindness can help children’s social-emotional development while dealing with disrupted routines and social distancing.

Songs:

Kindness by The Juicebox Jukebox
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H98Rfljxmsc

Sesame Street: Try a Little Kindness (with Tori Kelly)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=enaRNnEzwi4

Bits of Positivity – Find more songs about kindness on this site:
https://bitsofpositivity.com/free-kindness-songs-and-rhymes-for-home-or-school-character-education-resources/

Rhymes:

Kind Hearts
By H. W. Longfellow

Kind hearts are the gardens
Kind words are the roots
Kind thoughts are the flowers
Kind deeds are the fruits.

Take care of your garden
And keep out the weeds
Fill it with sunshine
Kind words and kind deeds.

Spread Kindness Around
(tune: The Farmer in the Dell)

Spread kindness around
Spread kindness around
Be kind to everyone you meet
Spread kindness around.

Be kind to your mom,
Be kind to your dad
Be kind to all your family
Spread kindness around.

Be kind to your friends
At home and at school
Be kind to all your neighbors, too
Spread kindness around.

Be kind to your pets
Be kind to the birds
Be kind to all the animals
Spread kindness around.

Spread kindness at home
And when you go out
Spread kindness everywhere you go
Spread kindness around.

 

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