Leaves of Kindness

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    < 1 hour

  • Mess Level
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    A Little Messy

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    Materials or Fees

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Getting Started

Create a Kindness Tree by drawing a picture of a tree with branches, but no leaves, on a piece of paper.

Cut smaller pieces of colored paper in the shape of leaves and put them in a basket, bowl, or other container.

Whenever you think of something kind that you’ve done, or someone else has done for you, write it down on a piece of leaf paper and attach the leaf to the tree’s branches.

Watch as your tree comes to life with kindness!

Question and Wonder:

  • What are some things you can do that are kind to your family?
  • What are some things that are kind to others in your community?
  • Are there other things besides people you can be kind to?
  • How does it feel to be kind? How does it feel when others are kind to you?

Imagine and Design:

  • You can choose different colors of leaves for different types of kindness (to you, to others, to nature, etc.)

Test and Discuss:

Test and Discuss:

  • How long do you think it will take to fill your tree with leaves?
  • How many different types of kindness do you think you’ll see?

Did you Know?

Once your tree is full of kindness leaves, share it with your community, like your place of worship, school or community center. Let’s see if others want to add to your tree or make their own.

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