School is out and so is the sun! So what do you do to have some summer fun?
We like to spread kindness using our Kindness Kits year round. Some of our kits are perfect for SUMMER! It always adds an extra element of fun when we do our kits when we're out of town, on vacation, or visiting the museum or park the next town over. It's always a fun challenge to spread kindness wherever we go.
If you happen to go to the beach this summer,
or even the lake, you might want to make your own
Make your own beach bucket kit with this
Be kind and help clean our beaches!
Don't have the time or the energy to make your own kits?
Several of our kits are available in both styles are available at the Giving Gift Co.
These are some of our other favorite kits to do
during the summer!
Mission 011 Make Your Mark comes with two sticks of sidewalk chalk so you
can, "make your mark,"by leaving art or kind words to inspire others.
This is a mission is uplifting and FUN!
Mission 012 Brighten Someone's Day is a very special kit made for very
special friends. (See more on our Custom Missions page.) This kit
encourages kids to brighten someone's day with a special packet of sunflowers
seeds. Not only will you plant a seed of kindness that can brighten someone's
day, causing never ending smiles for years to come,you'll also grow love
Mission 013 Share a Smile is a super fun kit that encourages kids
to smile at every person they meet to prove just how contagious
smiling can be! We all have a never ending supply of smiles to give.
Imagine the difference this could make if we ALL incorporated this
kit into each and every day.
Mission 024 Stranded Starfish No More is a fun spin on one of our favorite stories,
The Star Thrower by Loren C. Eiseley. As the story goes, a boy sees thousands
of starfish strewn about the beach. He begins to pick them up and toss them
back into the ocean. A man approaches and tells the boy that there are so many,
there is no way he can make a difference. The boy tosses another starfish in the
sea and replies, "I made a difference for that one." During our own visit to the
beach for summer vacation we encountered a stranded starfish. We enjoyed
getting such a close look and a beautiful picture before we tossed him back
in the ocean. Our picture, of that very starfish, is featured on the postcard
that comes with this Mission. This is a great kit to do while vacationing at
the beach or anytime.
Mission 026 Pearly Might is another kit that is perfect for a beach vacation! Drew and I really enjoyed reading and discussing how a pearl is made before designing this kit. We always thought it was a from a piece of sand. After some research we found that pearls rarely develop from a piece of sand. Instead, usually, a mussel, clam or oyster is attacked by a foreign substance or bacteria. To fight off the threat they isolate the nuisance by trapping it in nacre. They continue to encase the irritant in nacre layer by layer so it cannot harm them. This eventually forms a pearl. I discussed with Drew how a person can do very much the same thing and take a negative experience and turn it into to something positive and beautiful.
"When we feel irritated or threatened
let’s be strong in who we are.
And if the outside, negative influence
should leave behind a scar…
realize the scar is beautiful,
admirable and rare.
It is now a part of who you are
a reminder of your strength when things weren’t fair.
The scar is a like a pearl,
a beautiful reminder of just how much you can do.
It helps you see the value of the experience
as you realize how much you grew.
When you are faced with things
that just don’t go right,
remember you can do it
with all your pearly might!"
We love adventure so we're big fans of Geocaching. If you've
never heard of a geocache then we're super excited to share this
with you! Geocaching is basically like hunting for treasure. Fellow
Geocachers hide a Geocache, post the coordinates and clues and
then you get to go find it! Drew loves the large Geocache that have
SWAG (stuff we all get). He loves rummaging through the trinkets in
the boxes and then making a trade. Geocaching is a super fun
thing to do when you're in another town or on vacation. You will also find places in your own town that you didn't even know existed! It's a great way to explore. We have a geocache bag in the car complete with pens, trinkets to trade, a mini flashlight and tweezers. You never know when there might be a geocache nearby! We like to leave a little extra kindness in the geocache we find. It's really a great way to spend time together, explore and have fun! You can get the starter app for free on your phone. If you would like to see every hidden cache, everywhere you go, you'll need to upgrade your membership. We find that it's worth every penny! To see Geocache in your area or learn more click HERE!