We’ve had so much fun using the Kindness Elves for a variety of kindness activities throughout the year that I just had to use them our new baby preparations. Using Kindness Elves is a fun, high-interest way to help prepare a sibling for a new baby.
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Using the Little Baby Kindness Elf
Is the baby Kindness Elf too cute, or what?!!! So far, the baby Kindness Elves have only been available as a bonus at certain times. If you go to my link for Kindness Elves, you can see what’s available along with any special deals at the time. The baby Kindness Elf is a super-fun way to introduce Kindness Elf activities about babies. I just added the little baby Kindness Elf to the red Kindness Elves to make a Kindness Elf family.
You can have messages written on hearts (as you’ll see in many of my other Kindness Elf posts.) But I often just have the Kindness Elves sitting next to a book relating to our Kindness Elf project or discussion for the day. One of my favorite books for a discussion of ways to help care for the baby is What Baby Needs by
You might have an activity such as:
- baby doll washing and care of a baby
- helping to prepare a new activity for the baby
- preparing to read a book or tell a story to the new baby
- talking about ways to help the child’s mom get more rest before the baby is born
- talking about ways to help both the child’s mom and dad prepare for the baby
- talking about ways to help with the new baby
- talking about ways to make life easier for the child’s mom and dad after the baby is born
My 4-year-old granddaughter, Zoey, just became a big sister on Monday! I was so glad we spent lots of time preparing Zoey for Sophia’s birth. Zoey’s been so loving and helpful. So far, she hasn’t experienced negative feelings toward a new baby, but any negative feelings should be minimized when she does feel them by the preparation and extra care Zoey’s been given.
(Note: If you don’t have a baby Kindness Elf, it’s fine to use any of the other Kindness Elves to help prepare a child for a new baby.)
Using Kindness Elves for a Creative Gender Reveal for Siblings
I love that the Kindness Elves come in a number of different options for skin, hair, and clothing color.
There are the blue story tellers, the red potion mixers, the green nature lovers, the purple artists, the pink wish makers, the gray recipe makers. I like to use the Camp Kindness eBook as inspiration for activities for each of the colors of elves throughout the year. But Kindness Elves don’t need to be limited to those specific uses. You could use the blue Kindness Elves in a gender reveal for a boy and the pink Kindness Elves in a gender reveal for a girl.
Baby on the Way is another wonderful book in the Sears Children Library series. That would be great for a number of kindness activities or for a creative kindness reveal for either a girl or a boy. You could just use pink Kindness Elves for a girl and blue Kindness Elves for a boy.
Welcome, Little Baby by Aliki is another book I love. I’ve kept this book since my kids were little. This is another book that could be used to prepare for either a boy or a girl. Again, just vary the color of the Kindness Elves.
Using Kindness Elves to Prepare a Big Brother or Big Sister for a New Baby
If you only have one child, you could make your gender reveal or Kindness Elf activity even more specific. You could use the pink or blue elves along with a big brother or big sister book. I’m a Big Sister by Joanna Cole is a lovely Montessori-friendly book I got for Zoey in preparation for Sophia’s birth. There’s also an I’m a Big Brother version available.
The Ultimate Guide to Kindness Elves
You can find links to all of my Kindness Elf posts in my Ultimate Guide to Kindness Elves post.
I hope you found some ideas that can help your child (or a child you care for) prepare for a new sibling. It’s so much easier for a child to show kindness with lots of preparation and practice.
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