Fidget Blanket for Kids [+]

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Gratitude Practice

Let's start by taking a moment to practice gratitude.
  • Name one thing that brings you comfort.
  • What is a positive memory of a childhood blanket or toy that you have?

The Recipient

This kit was built with Project Linus where their mission is to provide new, handmade blankets to children in need. These blankets are collected and distributed to children in hospitals, shelters, social service agencies, or anywhere that a child might be in need of a big hug. 

The Reason

Since 1995 Project Linus has delivered over 8,601,140 blankets to kids in need. Make a blanket and kit to help provide love, a sense of security, warmth and comfort to children who are seriously ill, traumatized, or otherwise in need. 

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 outside of your second poly bag, 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.

Write a Note to the Recipient

1. Find the following items:
  • Branded half page – see example below
  • Enclosed materials such as crayons, markers, stickers
2. Write an encouraging letter
  • Use the enclosed materials to decorate the card.
    • Express your encouragement and include a hopeful message.
      • Helpful Tips:
        • Do not include a date or year on the letter.
        • Avoid politics and religion completely.
        • Can’t think of what to write, draw a picture!
        • Include your Kynd Code.

Decorate the Tote

1. Find the following items:
  • Canvas tote
  • Permanent markers
2. Decorate the canvas bag.
    • Use the permanent markers to decorate the canvas tote.
      • Make the bag fun and colorful. This is how the final kit is diistributed. 
        *
        Place a small piece of paper in the tote before decorating. This will prevent the marker from bleeding to the other side.
        * Can’t think of what to write, draw a picture!

Surprise Kyndness

Go through the pages of the coloring/activity book and write uplifting messages, draw small colorful images, or create fun writing prompts for the recipient.

Fidget Blanket

1. Find the following items:
  • 1.5 yards of fleece
  • 4 inch by 4 inch template
  • Scissors, not included (make sure your cuts are clean, even, and straight with no frayed edges)
2. Make a fidget blanket
    • VERY IMPORTANT! Trim off selvage edges (with printing) and make the fabric square.
    • Cut a 4 inch square from each corner of the fleece. Discard the 4 inch square. 
    • Cut 1inch wide x 4 inches long fringe pieces around the blanket. 
    • Cut a tiny hole at the top of each fringe piece. 
    • Feed the end of the fringe through the back of the slit and pull through to create a neat and secure fringe.

Pack the Kit

  • Pack all of the materials into the decorated tote bag and put it back into the enclosed poly bag.
  • Make sure the Kynd Code is included.
  • Add any optional items you would like.
  • Activity book 
  • Card games
  • Fidget toys

DO NOT include: 

  • Any used or opened materials
  • Any religious or political content 
  • Alcohol
  • Sharp objects
  • Food products containing nuts

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.

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)

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