Our most favorite place to visit in the community is the library! Each week we check out our limit of 50 books for kids in the blink of an eye.
The library that we frequent the most often has the kindest librarians. My kids were recently impressed when one of the librarians referred to them by their names.
I’m always seeking opportunities for my kids to show kindness. Kristina at Toddler Approved and Megan at Coffee Cups and Crayons have a great series that features 100 acts of kindness that you and your kids can do leading up to Valentine’s Day. I’m excited to be participating in that series today to share our library goodies project.
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Acts of Kindness: Librarians
We decided to make sweet treats for the librarians. I wanted my little ones to be able to help with most of the project so we came up with these easy “Dipping Rectangles” to make. Cooking with kids is a wonderful way to build language skills.
1. Break each graham cracker into four rectangles. We talked about breaking each one in half which formed a square and then breaking again to form rectangles.
2. Let your child empty the bag of chocolate chips into a microwave safe bowl. The adult should melt the chips in the microwave for about 35 seconds and then stir.
3. The kids can now dip one end of the graham cracker into the chocolate. Have them scrape the excess chocolate on the edge of the bowl. Then, dip the cracker in the sprinkles. Place on a piece of parchment paper to dry.
We packaged the goodies in small treat bags and placed them all in a decorative bag to deliver.
Acts of Kindness: Library Patrons
We also made book donation bags to leave at the library. We picked four new books to have the librarians randomly give to families with children.
We placed each book in a gallon sized plastic bag that the kids decorated with stickers.
Bookmarks were also made to accompany each book in the bag.
When we delivered the bags, we asked the librarians to hand them out to the next four families that checked out books.
We had so much fun brightening the day of the librarians and the library patrons. Best of all, we were sharing our love of reading!
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