Sensory Kit for Foster Youth

Classic Kynd Kit
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Gratitude Practice

Let's start by taking a moment to practice gratitude.
  • What are three things that you are grateful for that you might otherwise take for granted?

  • Think back to when you were a child (or maybe you still are a child), who is someone in your life that you considered to be a role model and why?

The Recipient

The child welfare system can be confusing and lonely at times. These activity kits will provide some much-needed distractions and will allow for these kids to feel just as they should – like kids!

The Reason

These kits will be gifted to children involved with Advocates for Children at CASA. CASA stands for Court Appointed Special Advocates. These community volunteers, or CASAs, are trained to advocate on behalf of children who are involved in the child welfare system as a result of abuse or neglect. Most of these kids are in out-of-home placements such as foster care, group homes, or kinship care. 
 
Create a fun and interactive activity kit for CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) volunteers to take to the children they are working with. These kits may be used by the children as they wait for their court hearing, visit with their parents in a supervised setting, or to just have some fun with their CASA volunteer.

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

 

Register Your Kit to Follow It's Journey

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 card 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 shut

Decorate the Plastic Bag

1. Find the following items:
  • Write-on plastic bag
  • Permanent markers
2. Decorate the plastic bag.
  • The plastic bag is designed to be written on. 
  • Use the enclosed markers to write an encouraging message or draw a picture on the white panel on the plastic bag.

*This is what the final kit will be distributed in, make this fun and colorful for the recipient to open.

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 the envelope shut

Surprise Kyndness

1. Find the following items:
  • Activity pad
  • Enclosed materials such as markers, stickers, etc.
2. Surprise Kyndness
  • Go through the pages of the activity pad and coloring book and write uplifting messages or draw small colorful images for the child.

Pack the Kit

  • Pack all of the materials into the decorated plastic bag and put it back into the original box.
  • Make sure the Kynd Code is included.
  • Please only include items that are UNOPENED and UNUSED
  • Add any optional items you would like.
  • Post-it notes
  • Playing cards
  • Stickers
  • Small, quick crafts
  • Colored pencils
  • Markers
  • More crayons
  • Other craft and art supplies

Items not to include:

  • Perishable items
  • Sharp objects
  • Nut food products
  • Religious or political items

Delivery Options

 
  • Deliver the kit to your local CASA office.

OR

  • Return your completed kit back to Project Helping for distribution

     To get a return label, click HERE.

You Did It!

Thank you for building a Kynd Kit!

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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)

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.

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