Activity Bag for St. Jude [+]

Plus Kynd Kit

Gratitude Practice

Let's start by taking a moment to practice gratitude.
  • Who has always been there for you when you were down?

  • What is something good that happened to you this week that you are grateful for?

The Recipient

Your KyndKit+ will be used to help children who are receiving treatment at St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital. All of the bags will be sent to St. Jude’s and handed out by their staff to the kids and families in need.

The Reason

The children and their families spend a great deal of time waiting for treatment, tests, and procedures. These bags help them pass the time while in the waiting room or hospital room.

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

Please follow the instructions on this card to create your own Kynd Code. This Kynd Code will be included in the final kit.

*Make note of your Kynd Code. You will use this code at the end of the project. 

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:
  • Blank card and matching envelope
  • Enclosed materials such as crayons, markers, stickers
2. Write your letter and decorate the card.
  • Use the enclosed materials to decorate the card.
    • Express your encouragement and include a hopeful message.
    • Decorate the front and the inside of the card.
      • Helpful Tips:
        • Do not include a date or year on the letter.
        • Avoid politics completely and religion in excess.
          * Can’t think of what to write, draw a picture!
3. Decorate the envelope.
  • Use the enclosed materials to decorate the envelope that will hold your card.
    • Make it colorful and fun. Decorate the front and back of the envelope.
4. Put the completed card in the envelope you decorated. 
  • Include the Kynd Code sheet with the card.

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.

Play Doh Tool Box

1. Find the following items:
  • Small Foldable box
  • Crayons, colored pencils, pen, markers, etc.
2. Decorate the small foldable box.
  • Place the Play Doh and Play Doh tools inside of the small foldable box

Heart Squish

1. Find the following items:
  • Heart-shaped stress ball
  • Permanent markers
2. Decorate the heart-shaped stress ball
  • Using permanent markers, decorate the heart-shaped stress ball.
*Only use permanent markers or else it will smudge!
*Allow for some drying time.

Peg Game

1. Find the following items:
  • Peg game in plastic bag
  • Permanent markers
  • Stickers
  • Small white sorting envelope
2. Decorate the peg game.
  • Using permanent markers or stickers, decorate the peg game with fun/inspiring messages or pictures!
3. Pack the peg game.
  • Put the pegs for the game inside the small white sorting envelope.
  • Be sure to label the envelope so they know what is inside!

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.

Decorate the Box

Decorate the original box that the kit came in. This is how the child will receive their kit in the hospital so make this fun and colorful! 

Pack the Kit

  • Pack all of the materials into the decorated original box.
  • Make sure the Kynd Code is included.
  • Add any optional items you would like.
  • Playing cards
  • Sudoku and crossword puzzle
  • Paint and paintbrushes
  • More markers, crayons, and colored pencils
  • Journals for teens
  • DVDs (rated G, PG, or PG13)
  • Teething rings/small baby toys
  • Chapter books and cardboard baby books

Delivery Options

  • Deliver the kit to your local children’s hospital
  • Return your completed kit to be distributed to a local children’s hospital
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 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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