Published February 10, 2017 20:05
Pink Shirt Day is nearly upon us! We've highlighted some events taking place in Kelowna, such as the Martin Avenue Pancake Breakfast. Now it's West Kelowna's turn to showcase their unique take on kindness education.
Staff at OBGC Webber have created a "kindness tree" that allows kids that have been caught being kind to have their names showcased along with what they were caught doing. At the end of the month, there will be a ceremony honoring all of the kinds acts performed by Webber kids.
The Webber After-school team has planned some crafts and activities with the kids that revolve around kindness. They also created "thankful jar" and "friendship rock" crafts. Older kids in the buddy program will work on activities with the younger kids to establish positive relationships and develop skill-building at different ages.
Leading up to February 22, the older kids will be making pink kindness bracelets as well as cards for the After-school program in Peachland for a gift exchange. They will be traveling with staff in a Club van to the Peachland Club on Pink Shirt Day to have snack, play games, and exchange gifts from one program to another. The kids that remain at Webber road on that day will be involved in activities that kindness messaging as well.
The Chief Tomat after school program will be teaching kindness through story by reading Carol McCloud's "Have You Filled a Bucket Today?: A Guide to Daily Happiness for Kids". This children's story uses a bucket as a metaphor for daily kindness. The book is well-reviewed and loved by children across North America.
Remember to share your own kindness stories with us on social media! If you use the hashtag #PinkShirtPromise, $1 will be donated to the kindness movement.