Hi Parents at home with 8-12 year olds: here are some free, quick and fun art/craft activities you can do together from Project Rangeet’s classroom sessions. The focus is on compassion, empathy, respect for all life on earth, and remembering that change only starts with each one of us. Follow project rangeet on www.facebook.com/projectrangeet and @projectrangeet on Instagram. Have fun!
KINDNESS BUCKET ACTIVITY
1. Card paper
2. Colour pencils or crayons or felt pens
3. Other art supplies like glitter glue if available
First read the book or watch the https://bit.ly/2JXnvHo “Have You Filled A Bucket Today”.
What is the moral of the book?: You fill a bucket when you show love to someone, when you say something kind, or even when you give someone a smile.
Taking from this, the art activity will encourage the children to fill buckets with “kindness”
The children must make one bucket for each family member, they can draw and cut out their own buckets and stars or print out this template below:
They can decorate the buckets with different colours, glitter, drawings etc. and write each family member’s name on the line on the bucket.
Stick these buckets up on a wall (if possible).
Hand out lined stars to every member of the family, if you have four members then each person gets four lined stars.
All family members must write something positive about the other family members on each star. When time permits all family members must sit together, read out what they wrote about each family member and place the stars in the respective buckets. Thus filling each other’s buckets with kindness.
It is important to write something nice about oneself and fill one’s own bucket as well.
This teaches children to be kind to others as well as themselves.
If you’d like to extend this activity, since the paper buckets cannot hold too many stars, a cloth bag or a handmade paper bag with each family member’s name can replace this paper bucket. Once a day or as time permits ‘kindness’ can be added to the bags. These can be read out with the whole family present, once a week.