Chalk It Up (May 8)

Inspire passersby with chalk. Purchase some sidewalk chalk. Then draw bright, colorful pictures -- or write happy quotes. Some examples: Think happy, be happy. Be silly, be honest, be kind. A kind word is like a Spring day. Kind people are the best kind of people. Always be kinder than necessary. Watch the smiles of people’s faces as they read your uplifting messages.

Talk to your child:

  • What do you think people will feel when they read the messages you’ve left?
  • Why is it important to make people smile?

Book to share: Kiki’s Hats by Warren Hansen. Kiki’s story is another variation on the theme of how love and kindness can touch the world. Kids are inspired to start right away, sharing their own talents in whatever way they can.