Why not reward good deeds. Print out these fun cards and bring on the good karma.
Good Karma Cards – Recently a friend of mine posted a question on Facebook to get her friend’s opinions about whether kids should get an allowance for doing chores or whether chores were simply considered a regular duty in which everyone in the household contributes. Wow, did her question spark a storm of responses. I was really amazed with the variety of opinions as well as how passionate people were on either side of the debate. I have my opinion on this issue but seeing how people reacted to her question I think I’ll just keep it to myself for now.
One thing that I will share however, is that in our family, doing random acts of kindness are just as important as chores. We feel that it’s really important for our daughter to go out of her way to help out when she has the opportunity. Part B to this is that I want my child to do these things without any prompting from my husband or myself… that’s when the real magic happens. That being said, we have many conversations about what good deeds are and the ways to help people. Here are just a few quick ideas:
- pick up litter at the park or on the beach
- pull weeds in the garden
- bring cookies or treats to share with your camp or class mates
- take a dog for a walk
- help your teacher clean up after class
- stand up for someone who isn’t being treated properly
- offer to carry groceries into the house
- make “hello” or “miss you” cards for friends or family members
- pack up and deliver gently used toys for those in need
- read a book to a younger child who can’t read yet
- sort and take dirty laundry to the laundry room
- give someone a well deserved compliment
- spend time with an elderly person who may be lonely
- offer to sweep or vacuum the floor
- hug someone who looks sad or upset
To help encourage this behaviour on a regular basis, I’ve created a printable “good Karma card”. Once the child has completed 10 good deeds or acts of kindness they will get a reward. Get your good karma cards here.
Now get those kids out there and lets help make the world a kinder and nicer place to live.
Print out these cards for all the good deeds your children do.
Printable feathers. A great way spice up gift wrap.
Fancy Feathers Printable – Feathers, feathers – everywhere! I’ve really enjoyed the feather trend that we’ve been seeing over the past little while. The graphics and watercolours out there are just gorgeous. But feathers aren’t anything new or even a fast fading fad. They have captivated people’s creativity and imaginations for centuries – just look at how they were worn over the years; by shaman, by those of higher social standing, in Native American headdresses, by Kings and Queens, by Parisian cabaret dancers, and now in the weird and wonderful hats of the royal monarchy.
Inspired by these designs I thought I’d come up with my own version of feather design but something practical. Print these out and use however you want; to spruce up newspaper gift wrapping, to make a banner, a wreath, as place setting name tags, to add to homemade cards or in scrapbooking. I’m sure the kids will think of lots of fun things to use these for too. So many uses.
Just print out the feather design on some fun and colourful paper and then trim into the feather shape by following the cut lines. Score down the middle of the feather for some added detailing. I’d love to hear what you’re using your feathers for – don’t forget to send me your comments and ideas.
Download file here.
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This pattern is designed for personal and educational use only, not for business use or resale. Credit & Copyright remains with Jamey Ekins as the original artist and designer. If you’d like to use for commercial reasons, please contact Jamey Ekins for a quote.