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Gratitude Practice

Let's start by taking a moment to practice gratitude.
  • What is a lesson you learned from a teacher that you continue to use today?

  • What teacher or teachers have made the greatest impact on you?

The Recipient

We have included items in your Teacher Appreciation Kits that help a teacher as they continue to teach either in a classroom or online. These items were chosen by teachers for teachers to help alleviate stress and show gratitude.

The Reason

Teachers play a pivotal role in our society. They work endlessly to provide students with education and life skills. We aim to show our appreciation to the teachers who are working hard to continue to create a safe and impactful learning experience for students.

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.

Surprise Kyndness

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

Mini White Board

Find the following items:
 
  • Mini whiteboard
  • 2 5 x 8 Stickers
  • Crayons, colored pencils, paint pens
 
Decorate the back of the whiteboard.
 
  • Stick the white 5 x 8 stickers to the back of the whiteboard. Use the crayons, colored pencils, or paint pens to decorate the stickers with an uplifting message or picture for the teacher to look at white using the board with students.
*Be sure to use paint pens or markers on the back of the whiteboard, NOT the front!

Coffee Mug

Find the following items:

  • White coffee mug
  • Paint pens

 

Decorate the mug:
 
  • Using paint pens, decorate the mug. Write a message or draw something. Get creative!
  • After you’re done decorating, place the mug in the oven before preheating. Then, preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Once preheated, set timer for 30 min. Once the time is over, turn off your oven and let the mug cool off inside for an additional 30 min before taking it out.
WARNING: Mug may be hot. Use caution when removing!

DIY Magnets

Find the following items:

  • Square white cards
  • Magnet dots
  • Crayons or colored pencils
 
Decorate the magnets
  • Decorate each square card using crayons or colored pencils. When done, stick one magnet dot to the back of each square card.
*Do not use washable markers or whiteboard markers! It will rub off.

Decorate the Box

Use the enclosed materials to decorate the box the kit came it. 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 original box that you decorated
  • Make sure the Kynd Code is included.
  • Add any optional items you would like.
  • Desk supplies and accessories
  •  Disinfectant wipes
  • Snacks, gum, or mints
  • Tea or coffee
  • Gift Card

You Did It!

Thank you for building a Kynd Kit!

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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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