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Activities that promote caring

Caring for self

It's important to take care of you. If you're not happy and healthy it's difficult to help others. A great way to care of you is to keep your stress level low. To do this you need to know how to stay relaxed and calm. You can do this by practicing mindful awareness. 

What is mindful awareness?

Mindful awareness is paying attention, on purpose, to the present moment, with a sense of openness and kindness. You can become more mindful by practicing the brain exercise below. 

Mindful awareness exercise 

Mindful bell - soothing sounds to help with focus

Caring for others

You like helping others. It makes you feel good inside. Helping with K-Kids service projects is one way you can help others. When you're away from K-Kids you can help others too. Here you'll find great ideas of things you can do on your own to help others. 

A great way to show others you care is to be a TERRIFIC K-Kid. “Terrific” is an acronym for Thoughtful, Enthusiastic, Respectful, Responsible, Inclusive, Friendly, Inquisitive and Capable. Use the following TERRIFIC K-Kid activity to learn how you impact the well being of others. 

Terrific Kids Journal Activity

Caring globally

Helping out at school and at home is great, but what about following a larger calling and helping people who live across the globe? You can do this by helping with the Kiwanis Eliminate Project. You can save mothers and their babies from Maternal and Neonatal Tetanus by educating others about MNT. 

The Kiwanis Eliminate Project - what you can do

Collecting caring memories 

Every project you conduct as a K-Kids member helps you grow as a caring person. It's important to think about what you learn from each service project experience. It's easy to collect these very important memories. Here's how. 

Make a memory keeper. A box full of your notes about every memorable K-Kids moment. Here's what to do. 

How to make a Memory Keeper

Memory keeper box template

Caring for things I own

Taking care of things that belong to you is another way to take care of you. Here's an activity to help you practice this. This year as a K-Kid you'll receive a K-Kids button, certificate and member card. You'll even get to make a little resource book you'll want to keep close by. Sometimes it's tough to hang on to small things. Try making a button and card holder to see if you can keep these items around all year, maybe even longer. See what other fun things you can make to hold items you don't want to lose. Use your imagination.

Button and card holder

How to fold paper using Origami - (YouTube videos)

Printable resources

Here are pages you can print and use during your club meeting. Fun activities to help you learn about your role as a K-Kid. Print these pages and share them with your K-Kids friends. 

Everyone has a role

What it takes to be a leader

Characteristics of a leader

Contest quiz 

Reflection - What did I learn? 

Word Search - The Eliminate Project

Fun website links