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Kindness is Caring

Summer of Kindness

Acknowledgements

The 2021 Summer of Kindness: Sharing God's Love playlists are a collaboration of conference staff from the Rio Texas, Great Plains, and Michigan Conferences of The United Methodist Church.

Rev. Tanya Campen, Rio Texas
Rev. Melissa Gepford, Great Plains
Rev. Christy Miller-White, Michigan
Rev. Kathy Pittenger, Michigan

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How to Use This Playlist

The ideas in this playlist (collection of activities, ideas, links, books, and videos) goes along with the Summer of Playful Kindness resource. Included are a video of the Bible story, several activities and games, and the kindness challenge Bingo card. The playlists in the Summer of Kindness can be done in any order or you can come back to them at any time.

Listen

Listen to the story of how Miriam Hides Moses in Exodus 2:1-10. You can following along in Growing in God's Love on page 56 or in your Bible. 

Story read by author Sarah C. Kientz from Growing in God's Love. Elizabeth F. Caldwell and Carol A. Wehrheim, editors. © 2018 Flyaway Books. Used by permission of the publisher. All rights reserved.

Wonder

  • Who you are in the story?
  • How do you experience God in this story?
  • How do the characters care for others in this story?
  • What is God calling you to do next?

Pray

Dear God- thank you for all the people who take care of me. Open my eyes and heart to the needs of others. Help me show kindness as I find ways to care for your people. Amen.

Play

Play Hide and Seek!

This can be done socially distanced outside. For a virtual option, gather on a video-based platform, and take turns hiding something in the frame of your video. The first to find the object wins that round

Act

Don't forget to fill in your Bingo Sheet after you complete your Acts of Kindness.

summer of kindness bingo sheet

KINDNESS BOOKS, MUSIC, AND VIDEO

One Snowy Night by M. Christina Butler

A Sick Day for Amos McGee by Philip C. Stead

The Nice Book by David Ezra Stein

Kindness & Joy Video

Sweet video about a dog and a fish. Watch it here.

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