Our Kindness Challenge is in full swing. Finally! So sorry it took us a week to begin this, but I suppose the closer it is to the holidays, the more meaningful it becomes for our kids to realize how important kindness and giving is.

I know this is a total side track, but as I was teaching my Music and Movement class and we played a game to a song by the Imagination Movers, the line “It’s not about what you get, it’s about what you give” emphasized the point of our hot potato gift game. Did they get it? Probably not. But did I at least try and plant little seeds into their minds about how fun it is to give and share? You betcha!
Today is the third day and we would love to see you plant those seeds into your kids’ minds and participate alongside us. Email, comment on our posts or tag us as you do your challenge. Start today or even head back and see what our posts were for the last few days and start now with day one!
Day 3 suggest you take time to Feed The Birds. Make a bird feeder, put out some birdseed or take some food to a local pond and feed the ducks. Send some good vibes out to our feathery friends on these wintery Florida days!
I’ll be subbing in a VPK class today and am hoping to get all the kids involved with today’s kindness challenge by helping me make some bird feeders. Super simple recipe:

Nut-Free Bird Feeder

1 packet unflavored gelatin
1/4 cup boiling water
3/4 cup bird seed
wax paper (parchment paper or silicone mat will do)
cookie cutters or silicone cupcake liners
string and needle

Mix 1 packet of unflavored gelatin and 1/4 cup of boiling water. Stir until it is dissolved Add 3/4 cup of bird seed and mix it so the gelatin is well incorporated. Spoon the seed mixture into cookie cutters resting on the wax paper. Let the molds rest and harden for a couple of hours, or speed it up by using your refrigerator. Once hardened, pop them out of the cookie cutter molds and then thread some string through in order to hang it!

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