In the Martin & Sylvia: More Adventures story, “Pay It Forward,” Martin and Sylvia learn about the benefits of random acts of kindness and being good friends and neighbors.
They have a chance to see the way that helping members of their community makes them feel great and the way that kindness comes back around when others practice “paying it forward” as well.
These printable “kindness coupons” are inspired by this week’s story. Perhaps the people at your house might want to practice sharing some kindness, just like Martin and Sylvia!
Print a sheet up and get started thinking about things to share, jobs to do, and work to help others make light!
You might even think about including a blank ticket for your recipient to pass the favor along to someone of their choosing, too!
About the Author
Annie Riechmann is an educator and unabashed nature lover. Her many years of experience in education have taken her from coast to coast, where she has taught in both rural and urban settings. These experiences have given her a unique perspective on ways that families can connect to nature, no matter where they live. Annie is the creator of Alphabet Glue, a literacy based e-magazine for families, and is an advocate for outdoor education in the public schools. Along with Dawn Smith, she is also the author of the upcoming Whatever the Weather: Science Experiments and Art Activities That Explore the Wonders of Weather (Roost, 2016). You can find her work at Mud Puddles to Meteors , a blog dedicated to finding nature in the well traveled corners of everyday life, and a landing place for nature loving families raising kids to explore the world around them with a spirit of discovery and a love of science. Annie lives in Massachusetts with her family.