I am a huge fan of random acts of kindness and always being kinder than you need to be. it was a lesson my dad taught me well and one I hope to be able to pass on to my children. Each Christmas we carry out Advent Acts of Kindness and last summer we did a summer kindness project, but we needed something closer to home and this is where our acts of kindness for siblings come in. We created an Acts of Kindness Jar
My boys love each other with a passion and will not have a bad word said about each other by anyone, however, they also hate each other with a ferocity I have never encountered before. There is no happy medium in our home. So this is something we need to work on to make for a more peaceful and happy home.
So we decided on an acts of kindness jar. When we made our mother and child polymer clay necklace we also made a number of polymer clay hearts. The idea is that each of them are kind to each other and when we notice the act of kindness we put a heart into the jar. This would work so well with The Kindness Elves too
How to make your own Acts of Kindness Jar
- Polymer Clay
- Rolling Pin
- Heart cookie cutters
- glass jar
- Free Acts of kindness for siblings printable
We marbled our polymer clay – you can see how here, before rolling it out and cutting out heart shapes in various sizes.
Harden your clay as per the instructions on the packet.
Everytime an act of kindness takes place add a heart to your families act of kindness jar.
Free Printable 20 Acts of kindness for siblings
I did toy with having a jar for each of the boys and then reward the other when the jar was full, however, we decided that we wanted this to be a family project and that the rewards would be a happier family and perhaps a family activity at the end.
Your hearts do not have to be clay, they can be paper or card. You don’t even have to use hearts you could use sweets and then eat them all as a treat once the jar is full!
This is such a lovely idea and your hearts are so pretty, the jar must look beautiful when full. I hope it helps your boys find a middle ground between the passionate love and hate.
I remember your kindness jar from the summer, it was brilliant. This one is too and a great way to encourage siblings to do good and be nice to each other. Really lovely idea with the hearts, you are very clever Jen 🙂
This is such a lovely and brilliant idea. My two daughters too love each other very much but when they fall out the whole of our island must know so this is a great idea for encouraging them to be kind and the fact that it is so visual will really motivate them too 🙂
What a cute idea! I love how it encourages siblings to be kind to one another.
My kids are the same, Eliza is terrible at winding her brother up at the moment. This is such a good idea
I can’t tell you how much I love this idea and how much its needed in my house! I will be trying to incorporate it as soon as possible x
What a lovely idea. Siblings are an amazing and terrible thing to have all at once aren’t they haha
How lovely! I wonder if we could adapt it for acts of kindness to parents with H being an only child?
I love this! Such a wonderful way to get siblings to think about the other one and do something positive. Kids can be very selfish (not in a nasty way) and need to be taught ways of caring for and doing something nice for someone else x