Welcome to the series:
Acts of Kindness for Toddlers and Preschoolers!
Pennies of Time has joined up with 4 other kid experts to give you easy, simple acts of kindness that toddlers and preschoolers can do.
The focus of Pennies of Time is to spend 15-20 minutes each day helping someone else. We have the best time in brightening the days of those around us. Last Spring for our Dad’s birthday, we did 42 Acts of Service as a family. One of the acts that we had the most fun with was: burying treasure!
This week, we went and found our favorite items to bury. (We spent under $3 for our treasure.):
gold pieces (large buttons)
gold doubloons (coins)
We went to two of our favorite parks to bury treasure before the rest of the toddler and preschooler world
had arrived so we could do it in secret.
a playground by the school
a sand park
Pirates? Royalty? A robber? A princess?
The kids have so much fun running around and burying treasure before anyone sees them.
“This one I am going to bury REAL DEEP!”
“Ohh, this one is perfect for little babies. I am going to just put it on top so the baby sees it.”
Of course, there is the option to bury your treasure, dig it up, and rebury it again for the fun of it!
My kids love doing this act of kindness. In fact, when Big Brother, who is in first grade, found out his missed this one, he was bitterly disappointed.
Seriously–it was a totally surprise. Treasure, but not the treasure we brought that day. We found OTHER treasure! I mean it. We found gemstones that we had never buried there. And then, after a little more digging, we found some of the same treasure that we had buried months ago, buried in different spots than where we initially buried it.
The kids were SO excited! Without our knowing it, they had started a treasure burying sand park! Other families were reciprocating by burying treasure, too.
We had a great morning filled with fun and the added bonus of hiding away fun for others!
Kindness On the Go: What is in our Kindness Kit?
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