Family Fun Time: Kindness

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“Family Fun Time: Kindness,” Friend, Apr. 2015, 6

Family Fun Time: Kindness

Friend Magazine, 2015/04 Apr

Read “April’s New Wheelchair” (page 4). Brad showed his sister love through his simple act of kindness. We can also show our love for Jesus Christ every day by doing random acts of kindness for those around us.

The Random Acts of Kindness Wall

Choose a place where your family can tape notes—a wall, mirror, or door. On the notes, write about the nice things other people have done for you. See how many kind things your family can do for each other this month!

Random acts of kindness don’t have to be big or cost money. Here are some things you can do at home or school!

  • Give up your spot in line

  • Write a note to someone you love

  • Give away toys and books you don’t use

  • Make someone smile

  • Give someone a hug

  • Smile at someone

  • Tell your parents you love them

  • Play with your siblings

  • Clean up a mess you didn’t make

  • Sit by someone new at lunch

  • Hold open the door for someone

  • Give a nice compliment

Chocolate Caramel Crackers

Share this tasty treat with someone as a random act of kindness! Be sure to get an adult’s help with this recipe.

50 saltines or soda crackers

1 cup butter

1 cup brown sugar

1 1/2 cups semisweet chocolate chips

1/2 cup chopped nuts (optional)

  1. Line an 11x17-inch (28x43-cm) baking sheet with aluminum foil. Put the crackers in a single layer across the bottom of the pan.

  2. Stir the sugar and butter in a saucepan on medium heat until it starts to bubble. Boil for 3 minutes stirring constantly. Pour it over the crackers right away and spread it out quickly.

  3. Bake at 350ºF (180ºC) for 12–14 minutes, until the caramel is bubbly but not burned. Pull out the pan and sprinkle the chocolate chips on top. Let it sit for 5 minutes, and then spread out the melted chocolate. Sprinkle with nuts.

  4. Refrigerate the crackers for an hour, and then break into pieces and store in an airtight container.