If you think the Kindness Elves are only for Christmas, you’ll be happy to know that you can use them throughout the year to encourage kindness. This year I combined one of my other favorite projects, 100 Acts of Kindness Challenge, with the Kindness Elves. (See “Encouraging 100 Acts of Kindness with The Kindness Elves.”) The 100 Acts of Kindness Challenge goes from Martin Luther King Day to Valentine’s Day. I recently learned of another awesome kindness challenge with the Kindness Elves: the February Kind Words Challenge.
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Introducing the February Kind Words Challenge
I had the original Kindness Elves. I was lucky to be given a set of the latest Kindness Elves. I chose the Kindness Elves with dark hair and light skin to match my 3-year-old granddaughter, Zoey. (Of course, she also identifies with Elsa from Frozen, so she loves all the Kindness Elves!)
Even though we’re doing 100 Acts of Kindness with the Kindness Elves until Valentine’s Day, we’re going to focus on the Kind Words Challenge, too. We already started it by reading the introduction heart-shaped letter that I tucked into the letter holder in The Story of the Kindness Elves book. (Note: you can learn more about the February Kind Words Challenge and download a free introductory letter and blank hearts from The Kindness Elves blog.
Zoey got to meet her new Kindness Elves for the Kind Words Challenge. Isn’t their house adorable?!
Zoey instantly fell in love with the new Kindness Elves.
Since we have two sets of Kindness Elves, we’re using the ones with the turquoise clothes to focus on the Kind Words Challenge. It’s certainly not essential to have different sets of Kindness Elves, but this is a fun way for us to do both. And we’ll especially focus on kind words for Random Acts of Kindness Day on February 17!
In general, we’ll be using the Kindness Elves with red and gray clothes more for Christmas through Valentine’s Day and the ones with turquoise clothes for kindness projects during the rest of the year.
Placing Heart Stickers on the 100 Acts of Kindness Chart
We’re continuing to add stickers to the 100 acts of Kindness chart as we count to 100. But now we’re talking about whether an act of kindness uses kind words or kind deeds.
And the Kind Words Challenge is another way to focus on manners, something that’s always important to me.
Will you be joining the Kind Words Challenge?
The Ultimate Guide to Kindness Elves
I’ve been in love with Kindness Elves since they first came out a few years ago. Since then, I’ve been collecting Kindness Elf activities and ideas. You can find all of them in my Ultimate Guide to Kindness Elves post.
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