Choose between our two bucket lists and make this summer legendary in your family for the kindness you put into the world. See how much you can check off as you firm up plans for sleepovers and barbecues. Spending part of your summer on kindness will encourage your children to keep caring and compassion in their regular routine, in school and out. Happy summer!

Talk to your child: Why is it important to spend some of our time helping others? Name a time when you helped someone and a time when someone helped you.

Book to share: Ordinary Mary’s Extraordinary Deed by Emily Pearson. Ages 4-8. You’ll see that kindness is contagious and watch it circle the globe in just a few days. Mary, as ordinary as any other kid, starts it all with a special delivery. The rhythm and rhyme of this book make it a fun read-aloud experience, too.