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Kindness is Thankful

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 The Thankful Woman in John 4:1-32. You can follow along in Growing in God's Love or your favorite Bible.

Story read by Cathy Caldwell Hoop 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

  • Where have your feet taken you this week?
  • How did you experience God’s love?
  • What are you grateful for?
  • How do you show gratitude?

Pray

God, thank you for our feet- they take us so many places and help us do so many fun things! Help us use our feet, hands, and whole body to follow you. We give thanks for all the good things in our lives. Help us show gratitude as we treat others with kindness and love. Amen.

Play

Color Gratitude

Click the square for the virtual spinner. Name something you're thankful for, according to the spinner. For a different way to play, grab some M+Ms and name things you're thankful for according to color! Red: person; Orange: place; Yellow: food; Green: thing; Blue: skill; Brown - memory

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

Binkle’s Time to Fly by Sharmila Collins

Last Stop on Market Street by Matt de la Peña and Christian Robinson

How Kind! By Mary Murphy