Circle of Kindness

Circle of Kindness craft

Start the Jewish New Year-or the New Year your family celebrates-by spinning this Circle of Kindness. Kids are inspired to do good deeds.

  • 1.

    Think about the year that has just passed for you. Were there events or actions that you wish you had handled differently? Perhaps you would feel better about your next year if you carried out some thoughtful and considerate deeds to help ease your regrets?

  • 2.

    Who are the people to whom you would like to show a kindness? Using Crayola® Washable Supertips Fine Line Markers, divide the back of a paper plate into pie-shaped sections. Label each section with these people's names. Draw a picture inside each area.

  • 3.

    Use Crayola Crayons and markers to decorate the rest of the plate with symbols of the new year you are celebrating. If it is Rosh Hashanah, you might choose a <em>shofar</em> (a curved hollowed animal horn used to "wake people up" to the consequences of our actions) or a round <em>Hallah</em> (a braided sweet bread symbolizing the circle of life).

  • 4.

    Using Crayola Scissors, cut out an arrow-shaped pointer from thin cardboard or a recycled file folder. Attach pointer to the center of the plate with a brass paper fastener.

  • 5.

    Spin the arrow and decide what nice thing you can do for the person chosen by the pointer.