Monday, January 23, 2012

Pop the Top for Kindness!

 As part of our 100 Acts of Kindness challenge, we keep track of the acts of kindness in a variety of different ways. Last week we used our Kindness punch box, which was a big hit.

This week we are going with a simpler route and created this Pop the Top for Kindness container.

Each time your child does an act of kindness, he gets to take off a heart sticker and pop the top and stick the sticker inside this little container.

I am having my son count each act and remove the numbered hearts in order so that we are also practicing counting and number recognition up to 25.

Check out the instructions below to make your own!

Materials Needed: 
-Some sort of container with a pop top (This is a Gerber puffs container, but pringles, or many other simple food containers can be upcycled for this project. Use your imagination- and the junk you have lying around! :)
- Foam Heart stickers (though regular stickers would work too)
- Sharpie
- Scrapbook paper (or something to decorate your top with)
- Scissors
- Tape

1. Write numbers to 25 on your stickers.
2. Peel off the container wrapper so that it is a plain surface (or cover it with something cute)
3. Have your child stick the stickers all over the container.

4. Cut out a circle for the top and stick it on with double-stick tape.

5. Put the container in a location where it is easily visible/accessible and enjoy your day!

6. When your child performs an act of kindness, have him pull of a sticker...

7. Then pop the top!

8. And stick the sticker inside and close the container back up!

I love this little activity to go along with our kindness challenge because in addition to being fun, it works on little fine motor skills (pealing stickers, opening containers) and number skills!

If you've missed any of our 100 Acts of Kindness challenge posts so far, you can catch up by clicking the links below:

[Feel free to email us ( or post photos to our Facebook page if you do a post about our kindness challenge.]


  1. This is such a great idea!! I love that they learn counting and a moral lesson to go along with it. I'm a new FB fan :)


  2. Aaah what a very cute idea and activity. Love it.

    Thank you for sharing on Kids Get Crafty!


  3. Cute idea!!!

  4. What a great way to show progress! Awesome idea. Thanks for linking it to Monday Madness.

  5. Sooo Cute!



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