Random Acts of Kindness: Donating Books to the Library

One of my New Year’s Resolutions for my family was to do some random acts of kindness. I want my kids to understand the importance of being kind and helping others. I also want them to learn to be contributing and thoughtful members of society. Throughout the year, we’re going to be doing some random acts of kindness to focus on these goals.

 

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Pirate Pretend Play: Pinterest in Real Life

My kids love dressing up! We made a dress up area in our house, and I recently added some pirate items to it. I made pirate eye patches, a couple of pirate hooks, and little gold doubloons. My kids also love to make treasure maps and sending people on treasure hunts. They started doing this spontaneously over the summer, and occasionally will go back to it. I was wondering if they would do this once they saw the pirate stuff.

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Social Thinking at Home: Size of Problems and Size of Reactions

Sometimes, my daughter can be a little dramatic. A small issue like breaking a pencil can lead to a big reaction. The last time it happened, it made me think of a Social Thinking lesson I’ve done with kids in groups or in individual therapy to help them identify the size of a problem and the size of their reaction.

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10 Easy Winter Crafts!

Since it’s really cold here, we’ve been spending a lot of time inside over the last few weeks. I’ve been looking for some new crafts to keep us occupied. I’m always looking for quick and easy activities to do with the kids. I like to find activities where we already have all the required materials at home, or something that can easily substitute in if we don’t. Here are 10 of my favorites that I found through Pinterest.

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