Design and Share Tear-Off Posters
Inspire kindness with creative printables.
Grab a cup of cocoa and settle in for a cozy conversation about kindness, compliments, and the ripple-effect big-hearted ideas can have on your community.
What you’ll need
Printable tear-off posters
Colored pencils, crayons, or markers
Tacs or taps
First, decorate your posters, then discuss
Design the top portion of your posters with cheerful, eye-catching color.
Discuss the quotes or activities included on your tear-off poster.
Fill in the blank spaces with your own ideas. For inspiration browse 24 Quick Acts of Kindness.
Cut slits along the dotted lines.
Next, hang your posters on neighborhood bulletin boards.
Where could you hang a poster in your community? Consider bus stops, waiting rooms, libraries, coffee shops, and any community bulletin board.
Be sure to ask permission from the store manager.
Let’s re-read the sentiments expressed on our posters before we tack them up.
How do you think it would feel to find these ideas or kindness quests in a public space? Would you take one?
How do you think your messages made people feel, even if they just read them while passing by?
Why do you think people sometimes walk by litter without picking it up or let the door close behind them even if another person is following?
What are other ways we can spread small acts of kindness and beautiful ideas in our community?
Something Beautiful by Sharon Dennis Wyeth
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Here We Are: Notes for Living On Planet Earth by Oliver Jeffers
This users guide for planet earth is both simple and profound, folding bits of wisdom into every page.
Take it Further
Share compliments in person. Set a goal to give three compliments a day for a week. Practice finding the good in those around you. Be sure to discuss your compliments at the end of the day. How does it make you feel?
Make time to visit seniors in your area and perhaps bring them something beautiful like a drawing or flowers. Many seniors in assisted living communities and nursing homes find themselves feeling lonely and disconnected. Check out DGT's Visit the Elderly project for tips.
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