Autism Sensory Support [+]

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Gratitude Practice

Let's start by taking a moment to practice gratitude.
  • What challenge have you overcome recently and what are you grateful to have learned from it?

  • What makes you proud? How do you show someone that you are proud of them?

The Recipient

Items in the Autism Sensory Kynd Kit PLUS have dual purposes. Part of the kit contains sensory and calming items for autistic children. The kit also contains self care and mental health items to help support the caregiver’s mental well being.

The Reason

“Parents often fail to evaluate their own sources of strength, coping skills or emotional attitudes. You may be so busy meeting the needs of your child that you don’t allow yourself time to relax, cry or simply think. You may wait until you are so exhausted or stressed out that you can barely carry on before you consider your own needs.” –Autism Speaks

Unpack the Box

  • Take everything out of the box.
  • Lay everything out so you can find what you need to build the kit.

Create Your Kynd Code

* We are currently transitioning out of this step. If your kit has a reference to a Kynd Code, please disregard.

Register Your Kit to Follow It's Journey

*Starting on April 4th, we have implemented a QR code/serial number process. If you do not have a QR code on the inside of your box, please disregard this step. This QR code will be blue and has a serial number starting with KK underneath it. See example image below.
1. Locate the QR Code serial number on your Kynd Kit
  • If you have a classic kit, it will be located on the plastic bag inside the kit
  • If you have Plus or Max kit, it will be located on the inside of the box. 
2. Go to kit registration page 
  • If you are using your phone, open your camera and scan the QR code
  • If you are using your computer, click this link below and enter the serial number listed below the QR code
    • Code starts with KK 
Click here to go to kit registration page
3. Register your kit
  • Fill out the requested fields 
  • By providing this information, you will be notified when your kit is returned to Project Helping and when it is distributed to those in need 

*We will not use your information for anything besides notifying you of your Kynd Kit progress. 

4. When you have completed registering your kit, please return to this page to continue building your kit. 
5. Please ensure you include your QR serial code when returning your kit so we can scan it when we receive it.
6. You can visit kyndkit.org at any time to check the status of your Kynd Kit. 
 

Find the Kynd Card

This is for you to spread extra kyndness to someone in your own life.  Consider writing a note to a friend, loved one, or colleague that you are grateful for.  Address the note and send it in the mail or give it to someone in person.

DO NOT include this in the finished kit.

Completed Kynd Kits go all over the world. As you customize your kit, please refrain from using any religion or political content.

Write a Note to the Recipient

1. Find the following items:
  • Blank card and matching envelope
  • Enclosed materials such as crayons, markers, stickers
2. Write your letter and decorate the envelope.
    • Use the enclosed materials to write a letter and decorate the envelope.
      • Express your encouragement and include a hopeful message.
          • Helpful Tips:
            • Do not include a date or year on the letter.
            • Avoid politics completely and religion in excess.
            • Use appropriate humor

* Can’t think of what to write, draw a picture!

3. Put the completed card in the envelope you decorated. 
  • Include the Kynd Code sheet with the card.
  • Please DO NOT lick the envelope closed. 

DIY Sensory Tube

1. Find the following items:
  • Sensory tube
  • Glitter
  • Food dye
  • Glue
    *You will also need water
2. Fill the clear sensory tube with as much glitter as you’d like.
3. Next, put in 3-5 drops of food coloring. 

 *The more food coloring you add, the harder it will be to see the glitter so be careful if you have a darker color!

4. Carefully fill the rest of the tube up with water.
5. Take the glue and put one teaspoon (or best estimate) of glue into the tube on top of the glitter and food coloring. The glue is what makes the glitter move in the tube.
6. Seal the tube tightly then give it a good shake!
*Adding a small amount of glue to the lid when closing the tube helps create a leak-free seal! 

DIY Jigsaw Puzzle

1. Find the following items:
  • Blank Jigsaw Puzzle
  • Small white envelope
  • Markers, crayons, pen, etc.
2. Assemble the puzzle
  • You will need to start with the puzzle assembled
3. Draw a picture or put a special message on the front of the puzzle.
  • Use the whole puzzle, filling it with color or messaging from edge-to-edge.
4. Prepare the small white envelope to hold the puzzle.
  • This envelope will hold the completed puzzle.
  • Decorate one side of the small white envelope with a picture or message.
  • Use the other side of the small white envelope to explain how to assemble the puzzle and what it will look like when it is done.
5. Take the puzzle apart and put the pieces in the envelope.
6. Seal the envelope. Please DO NOT lick closed. 

Surprise Kyndness

1. Find the following items:
  • Journal, Activity Pads, and Puzzle Books
  • Enclosed materials such as crayons, markers, stickers, etc.
2. Surprise Kyndness
  • Decorate the outside of the journal with a picture or uplifting messages.
  • Use random pages in the journal, activity pads, and puzzle book to write short uplifting messages, draw small colorful images, or create fun writing or gratitude prompts for the recipient.
    • Some examples of gratitude prompts include:
      • Who special someone has taught you about unconditional love in the past or present?
      • What are five personality traits that you are most thankful for?
      • List something good that has recently caught your attention to make you realize how fortunate you are.
      • What’s an accomplishment you’re proud of?
      • List at least 10 things you like about yourself.  Write a journal entry for each of those things.

Decorate the Box

Use the enclosed materials to decorate the box the kit came in. Make this fun and colorful. Get creative! This is how the recipient will receive their final kit.

Pack the Kit

  • Pack all of the materials into the decorated original box.
  • Make sure the Kynd Code is included.
  • DO NOT include any open/used decorating materials.
  • Add any optional items you would like.
  • Books
  • Teas/coffee
  • Art and craft supplies
  • Games
  • Sensory toys
Items not to include: 
  • Perishable items
  • Sharp objects
  • Nut food products
  • Religious or political items
  • Alcohol

Delivery Options

  • Give your kit directly to someone you know who is caring for an autistic person.
OR
 
  • Return your completed kit to be distributed to a care giver and child with autism.
     
    To get a return label, click HERE.

Share Your Impact

Post your experience on KyndHub.

KyndHub is an online community that gamifies volunteering, acts of kindness, and gratitude.

  1. Go to KyndHub.com or download the free app.
  2. Create a free account or log in.
  3. Select “I Built a Kynd Kit” from the post menu.
  4. Post about your kit.

LOGIN TO KYNDHUB

Share Your Completed Kynd Kit on Social Media!

We’d love to hear about your Kynd Kit experience. Post your completed kit on social media and tag Project Helping.

You Did It!

Thank you for building a Kynd Kit!

Where would you like to go from here?

Follow us on Social Media!

Dollars for Doers

  • If your company offers a Dollars for Doers program, you can submit the time you spent building your Kynd Kit to benefit Project Helping. 

Official Name: Project Helping

Website: ProjectHelping.org

EIN/Tax ID: 45-2442366

Nonprofit Classification: 501(c)(3)

Get More Kynd Kits

Go back to the Kynd Kit bundle builder and get more kits to continue your impact.

Back to the Instruction Index

Go back to the Kynd Kit instruction index to build more kits!

Project Helping Homepage

Go to the Project Helping homepage. Explore our programs and get involved!
1. Locate the QR Code serial number on your Kynd Kit
  • If you have a classic kit, it will be located on the plastic bag inside the kit
  • If you have Plus or Max kit, it will be located on the inside of the box. 
2. Go to kit registration page 
  • If you are using your phone, open your camera and scan the QR code
  • If you are using your computer, click this link below and enter the serial number listed below the QR code
    • Code starts with KK 
Click here to go to kit registration page
3. Register your kit
  • Fill out the requested fields 
  • By providing this information, you will be notified when your kit is returned to Project Helping and when it is distributed to those in need 

*We will not use your information for anything besides notifying you of your Kynd Kit progress. 

4. When you have completed registering your kit, please return to this page to continue building your kit. 
5. Please ensure you include your QR serial code when returning your kit so we can scan it when we receive it.
6. You can visit kyndkit.org at any time to check the status of your Kynd Kit.