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Kindness is Loving

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

family blessing

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 that helps us Remember to Love in Matthew 22:36-40 in the Growing in God's Love Bible or your favorite Bible.

Story read by Elizabeth F. Caldwell 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

  • How do you remember to do important things?
  • How do you love God? Others? Yourself?
  • What makes you feel better when you are having a bad day?
  • Where do you see others loving God and other people?
  • How is God calling you to respond?

Pray

Dear God, thank you for loving me. Thank you for all the people who share your love with me too. Help me share that love with you and other people. Show me ways to love others. Amen.

Play

Loving Kindness is Magnetic!

Make a magnetic maze by following the steps from Go Science Kids here

Act

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

summer of kindness bingo sheet

Typography is the art and technique

Typography is the art and technique of arranging type to make written language legible, readable and appealing when displayed. The arrangement of type involves selecting typefaces, point size, line length, line-spacing (leading), letter-spacing (tracking), and adjusting the space within letters pairs (kerning).

Love is Kind by Laura Sassi

The Rabbit Listened by Cori Doerrfeld

K is for Kindness by Jodie Shepherd