Simple projects to teach kindness from Big-Hearted Families™

Get Creative for a Cause

Nurture both creativity and empathy.

Nurturing creativity in our children isn't just fun and games. There is a parallel between the development of imagination and the development of empathy. When we can understand how someone else is feeling and how they might experience life differently, we can search for innovative ways to help.

Creativity in its many forms will inspire children to approach problem solving in new ways, which will help them navigate the many roads to kindness in our complex society. Below are activities for fostering creativity and kindness in your family.

“Imagination is not only the uniquely human capacity to envision that which is not... in its arguably most transformative and revelatory capacity, it is the power that enables us to empathize with humans whose experiences we have never shared.”
— J.K. Rowling, British novelist