I hope you have been enjoying getting outside and all of the weekly activities we have done thus far. This coming week, February 9 – 15, 2015, is International Random Acts of Kindness Week. In honor of this special week — and our commitment to get outside & connect — our activity is to be kind to mother earth. If you are finding this post during another part of the year, or many years later, please don’t let that stop you from doing this activity. It is something that we should all do more often than not.
Get Outside & Connect Activity Week # 6 — Be Kind To Mother Earth
There are many ways to be kind to mother earth; conserving water & energy, choosing not to use harsh chemicals in cleaning products, reducing, reusing, and recycling, etc. Since our goal is to get outside and connect I would like to suggest that you spend at least 20 minutes one day this week cleaning up trash somewhere in your community. Serving the earth and your community in this way is a valuable experience for both you and your children.
You know that special spot that you always see with litter that makes you crazy? That’s the spot I’m asking you to clean as a random act of kindness for both mother earth and for everyone else that shares the space in your community. For many people this is beaches and parks. However, lets not forget the areas that you see daily that aren’t as beautiful — but are in as much need of a good clean up. Of course you can do this more than one day for more than 20 minutes if you wish, but 20 minutes one day is enough if that is all you can do.
International Random Acts of Kindness Week — February 9 – 15, 2015
To learn more about this special week and other ways to support it, I want to encourage you to visit Random Acts Of Kindness.
See you outside!
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Nell comes from a varied background with over 20 years of experience working with children and is the founder of Rhythms of Play. She believes in the wonder of childhood, the power of the imagination, learning through play, and getting outside in all seasons! Learn more…