Photo by Jamie Plain
Looking for a fun and meaningful craft to engage your kids in acts of kindness? Try making this Acts of Kindness Wheel together. This project is simple yet impactful, encouraging a spirit of generosity in your family. Here’s how you can create your very own Acts of Kindness Wheel with readily available materials.
›› Paper, styrofoam plate, or cardboard
›› Colored paper
›› Popsicle stick
Prepare the Acts of Kindness Cards
›› Cut small pieces of cardstock and fold each in half, creating a card-like shape.
›› Draw dashes on the front of each folded card to resemble an envelope pattern.
›› On the inside of each card, write down an act of kindness that your family can easily accomplish.
Assemble the Acts of Kindness Wheel
›› Take your chosen base material (paper, styrofoam plate, or cardboard).
›› Glue the folded acts of kindness cards around the plate, allowing them to overlap to stay closed but still be opened easily.
Create the Spinner Arrow
›› Design an arrow using a popsicle stick and felt. Feel free to add some color using markers or paint the stick to match the felt (optional).
›› For safety and ease, grown-ups can use a screw or drill to make a hole in the popsicle stick.
Attach the Spinner Arrow to the Wheel
›› Use a brad to punch a hole in the center of the plate.
›› Pull the brad out and attach the arrow onto it.
›› Push the brad back through the hole, securing the arrow to the plate. Ensure a snug fit by pulling the brad’s arms back against the plate.
Spread Kindness Weekly
›› Each week, encourage your kids to spin the arrow and select an envelope.
›› Open the chosen envelope to reveal the act of kindness, and together, work on completing that act throughout the week.
Engaging your children in acts of kindness has never been more enjoyable. The Acts of Kindness Wheel not only serves as a creative and interactive crafting activity but also makes giving back a priority in your home. Watch as your children eagerly anticipate each weekly spin and joyfully embrace the spirit of kindness.