Today is the first day of Toddler Approved’s 100 Acts of Kindness Project! We are doing 52 Weeks of Kindness this year and are super excited to spend the next 4 weeks participating in the Kindness Project. It’s a fantastic family activity and I was thrilled when Kristina asked me if I wanted to give the first challenge!
Week 1 Challenge: Show some love to your environment!
This week we are challenging you to perform an act of kindness that helps the world around you. It can be as simple as picking up litter, planting a tree, or feeding the birds!
To start things off we made simple DIY bird feeders that are shaped like a heart–a great way to show your feathered friends just how much you care!
Here’s what you need:
3/8 cup flour
1/4 cup water
1.5 T corn syrup
2 cups of birdseed
Stir the first three ingredients together and then mix the birdseed in by hand.
Pack the mixture into heart shaped cookie cutters on a wax paper lined surface.
Stick small piece of plastic straw into the middle to tie a string through.
Let dry overnight.
Tie with yarn and hang from a tree or bush.
While we were waiting for the bird treats to harden we came up with another idea…
Cardboard Bird Feeders!
These were so easy to make we decided to share these with you too!
All we did was trace and cut out heart shapes on leftover cardboard pieces and punched a hole in the top. Then we “painted” some with corn syrup and some with peanut butter. We sprinkled bird seed on and hung them from a tree with yarn. Super easy and cute!
Now it’s time to show a little love to your environment! We can’t wait to hear about what you do this week!
Make sure to visit Toddler Approved for all of the scoop on the 100 Acts of Kindness Project and the rest of the weekly challenges! And remember, no act is too small!