Remember the â€œAre we there yet?â€ time keeper we made with an outdated calendar? Â Well, we have found another way to re-purpose an old calendar: A Kindness Chart
Here at citymade we are loving summer and enjoying having our kids at home all day. Â However, we have noticed that this extra time siblings spend together can lead to extra fighting and arguing.
By taking a couple of pages from an old calendar we have a chart that we let the kids decorate however they wanted. Â We explained to the children that when we noticed them doing or saying something kind to their siblings, friends, or anyone else, they get to put a heart sticker up on their kindness chart. Â We brainstormed some scenarios together that would earn them a â€œkindness awardâ€.
When the children fill up their calendar chart with heart stickers they get to pick a prize from the prize basket. Â I chose small prizes that I knew my kids would get excited about but were also useful. Â (Sticky notes, highlighters, chap-stick, mints)