As a mom, there is a mile long list of things that I want to teach my daughter. Things that I feel are important in order to help her become a great woman. Besides being a brave, strong woman with confidence, I want her to be kind. She was born with a kind heart, but I want that to continue even after the world gets to her. Activities like these printable Kindness Clovers for St. Patrick’s Day may be super simple, but they are the kind of activities that will help show her how important kindness is!
The world today is full of a variety of people. People who had rough childhoods, tough choices as an adult, and people who have been bullied so much that kindness is not part of their lives anymore. I am not here to debate anything, just to say that I don’t want my daughter to ever lose her kind heart. I want her to see the lonely child, sitting alone, and be strong enough to go be a friend. I want her to see when people need help and be willing to help. That is how simple activities like this will help.
The purpose of these Kindness Clovers are to provide a little light and happiness into other’s lives. It might be only a simple hello or thank you, but it is something. You never know what simple acts of kindness might change the whole trajectory of someone’s life.
Glitter Craft Foam Clovers
How To Use
There are two sets of clovers. Ones have pre-written statements on them, while the last page has blank clovers. These can be printed out as many times as you need in order to get enough clovers.
Cut out each clover on the black outline.
We turned over the clovers and decorated on the back with colored pencils.
We taped some of them to glittery shamrocks cut from craft foam.
Next, we made sure the statements were what we wanted them to say. We added notes to the blank clover templates.
After choosing the recipients that we wanted to give our Kindness Clovers to, we went on a delivery spree. Most of them were secretly left so the receivers would be surprised.
For some people we handed the clovers over in person. It was wonderful to see the huge smile on my daughter’s face. Like I mentioned earlier, it is a simple act but it has much more meaning.
What ways do you encourage kids to spread kindness?
More Ideas for St. Patrick’s Day
For other fun St. Patrick’s Day activities for kids, check out the following ideas: