Cut the paper into strips. Talk to your child about examples of kindness. Ask them to think what they have done to show kindness. Write down one example of kindness to each strip of paper. Once you are done, tape or glue the ends onto the other strip to create a necklace.
More Art, and Good Words:
Garden of good manners-
4 pieces of construction paper in different colors or 4 different colored crayons
The idea is that we are planting flowers into our good manners garden that also show kindness and respect to others. You can use the list provided or use your own that is an example of good manners. This is a suggested word list: thank you, please, excuse me and sorry.
After reviewing each of the words with your child, ask them which ones they feel is important. You decide if you want to make flowers for all of the words or only the ones your child has chosen.
Option 1: print the image of the sunflower twice and the image of the tulip twice and write a different word on each flower. Have your child color the flowers.
Option 2: trace the template onto each piece of construction paper to equal the number of words that you chose. Write one word on each flower. If your child is able, they can cut out each flower if not you may want to complete this step for them.
Glue the completed flowers onto another piece of paper to display your child’s garden of good manners. Inform your child that these flowers will serve as a reminder of how to be kind and respectful.
'sh' words. Sh for Shabbat.
Tell your child that a 's' and a 'h' right next to each other make a sound called 'sh.' Write sh at the top of the page and list all the things that start with sh. Your child can write or you can write the words for your child. (Shabbat, shell, ship, shark,...)
Let's light up the world, one little light at a time. Join me as we light the Shabbat candles tonight and welcome peace, tolerance, understanding, comfort, compassion and love to those in our household, our family, friends, neighbors, essential workers in New Haven, and around the world.