Our Kindness challenge ended yesterday, but that doesn't mean that it is really over. Hopefully that was just the beginning for all of us in deciding to make our lives even more centered on doing acts of kindness for others. Coffee Cups & Crayons is celebrating 2013 with 52 weeks of Random Acts of Kindness... so that's a great place to start if you need more kindness ideas!
Yesterday we celebrated Valentine's Day and Kindness together as a family. I also got to go and volunteer in my son's school classroom.
How did you celebrate?
Here are a few snapshots of our simple kindness celebration...
We didn't do anything hugely fancy, but we had a lot of fun!
First, I was a kind mom and made a special heart day breakfast for the kids.
Then as part of our kindness celebration we made valentines for my husband since he's been in Brazil for the past two weeks on a business trip and was coming home yesterday!
After that, we made chocolate chip cookie hearts for some of our favorite friends and neighbors.
Then we went to school and gave out our special valentines to all our friends.
As part of our celebration at school, the kids got to play BINGO and do face painting. I got to help with face painting for the first time ever... I made my son a rocket on his hand (I think I need some more practice).
Then we frosted and ate cookies.
And then we went home and passed out more valentines and cookies to friends around the neighborhood.
We ended the day with a special family dinner, some treats, and some special gifts from my husband that came all the way from Brazil!
In addition to celebrating kindness yesterday, it was also International Book Giving Day. We were super lucky and were the recipients of some new books from my mom for Valentine's Day.
We also received four special new books from Harper Collins that we are excited to give to one of our fabulous Toddler Approved readers as part of our International Book Giving Day celebration!
Harper Collins Giveaway
What you could win:
Once upon a time,
Mila dreamed she was a princess dressed in pink . . .
or perhaps Goldilocks,
or even Little Red Riding Hood.
When Mila dreams, she dreams in fairy tales, and all her wishes come true.
This imaginative journey through the dreamscapes of a newborn is a story of faraway kingdoms, enchanted forests, and above all, the love between a mother and her daughter.
It's Valentine's Day, and Splat and his friends want to give Mrs. Wimpydimple something special. Lift the flaps to find out what—and reveal hidden holiday surprises!
When Dallas Clayton wrote An Awesome Book! for his son, everything changed. A self-published sensation, Dallas has visited schools and stores across the United States, hand-selling his book one kid at a time. An Awesome Book of Love!, his heartwarming follow-up, explores the many faces of love. This book is a perfect gift for Valentine's Day—or really for any day you'd like to tell someone special how much you care.
Giveaway Entry Requirements:
- Make sure to fill in the form below and complete the mandatory email entry.
- You can get up to three entries by completing all three tasks mentioned in the form below.
- This giveaway is open for entry from Friday, February 15th to Thursday, February 21st at 11:59pm (PST)
- The random entry will be drawn on Friday, February 22nd. I will notify the winner via email.
- The winner will need to reply to me within 72 hours of this announcement/email. If there is no response, a new winner will be drawn.
- See our Official Giveaway Rules for complete guidelines. US Residents only.
I am so excited that you chose to join us in our 100 Acts of Kindness challenge this year. Have a fabulous weekend and don't forget to enter to win these awesome (and beautiful books)!
Disclosure: These books were provided for free by Harper Collins to give away to Toddler Approved readers.
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