Teacher Appreciation [+]

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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

* 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 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, etc.
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. 

Surprise Kyndness

 1. Find the following items:
  • Journal
  • Enclosed materials such as markers, stickers, etc.
2. Surprise Kyndness
  • Decorate the outside of the journal with a picture or uplifting message.
  • Use random pages in the journal to write short uplifting messages, draw small colorful images, or create fun writing prompts for the recipient.

DIY Affirmation Cards


*This is a new addition to this kit. If you do not have these items, please skip this step.
1. Find the following items:
  • Small blank white cards
  • String 
  • Permanent markers, colored pencils, etc. 
2. Write a special affirmation message on each card. 
  • Some good examples of affirmations include:
    • You are strong. You are brave. You are worthy. 
    • I am enough. 
    • The point of life is growth, not perfection.
    • I choose to see my life through a lens of gratitude. 
    • Your voice matters. 
    • Talk to yourself like you would to someone you love. 
    • My potential to succeed is limitless. 
    • Make today beautiful. 

*Kit Builder Tip: Feel free to use your own favorite affirmations or search the internet for inspiration.

3. Loop the piece of string through the hole punched cards and tie a knot to secure them together. 

Mini White Board

Find the following items:
 
  • Mini whiteboard
  • 2 5×8 Blank Stickers
  • Crayons, colored pencils, paint pens
 
Decorate the back of the whiteboard.
 
  • Stick the white 5×8 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 while 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 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 original box that you decorated
  • DO NOT include used/opened decorating materials.
  • 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
Items not to include: 
  • Perishable items
  • Sharp objects
  • Nut food products
  • Religious or political items
  • Alcohol

Delivery Options

  • Deliver your completed kit to a teacher you know or a local school.

OR

  • Return your completed kit to be distributed to teachers. 
     
    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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