Wednesday, July 12, 2017

6 Weeks of Kindness: Diversity

Our last week of kindness took a look at diversity.

All of our story time books have an underlying theme of kindness. This week we read:

You Be You, by Linda Kranz

If Kids Ran the World, by Leo & Diane Dillon

What Is Peace? by Wallace Edwards

Jazz Baby, by Lisa Wheeler

Maybe Something Beautiful: How Art Transformed a Neighborhood, by F. Isabel Campoy

Whoever You Are, by Mem Fox

Red: a Crayon's Story, by Michael Hall

After stories, we played with playdough. Rather than bright, vibrant colors, we used skin tones. There was plain white, a couple light browns, a couple dark browns, and a pitch black. The kids chose whichever colors they wanted to use.

The kids were encouraged to make anything they liked, and keep one creation to take home. 

Some kids kept their colours separate, and others mixed them. 

The playdough were all made from different ingredients, so they had different colours, textures, and even smells. The favourites were the gingerbread playdough, and the chocolate playdough. 

Thanks for helping us spread a little kindness into our community with our Kindness Project. We reached so many people in town, and even affected programming outside of our country! Others libraries around the world took our ideas for Random Acts of Kindness, and began implementing it in their Summer Reading Programs, under the theme "Build a Better World".

Our next six weeks of story time dives deep under the sea! See you next time!