Lucy’s Father’s Day card

The Magic Wand Project for Kids continues to grow so we thought it might be fun to invite all the kids that have already found or made wands to keep the goodness going by offering a few kindness challenges this summer.

What’s our first challenge you ask?! Kindness to DADS! Tomorrow is Father’s Day but we thought we could keep the love going for the whole week. 7 days of Kindness Magic for our dads.

So here is how it works:

1. You find an old or recycled jar and make a label for the front.

2. Download our Kindness Magic for Dads! cards, cut them out and drop them in the jar.

3. Pick one each day to do for your dad, grandpa, uncle or some other kind friend that has loved you (maybe even your mom if she does both jobs!) 🙂 . Here is a funny card from the challenge- it’s a love bomb for dad that involves pictures. Make signs that say… “We love you when…”, then leave the pics all over the house for your dad to find!

4. Have fun and send us picture of kindness or even just a picture of you and your dad at The Magic Project for Kids Facebook Page.

We LOVE you Dads and can’t wait to share our kindness with you!

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Guys! Kindness magic is EVERYWHERE…like every where I turn there are more wands, more magic, more kindness from The Magic Wand Project for Kids. (we think there are close to 1,000 magic kindness wands out!)

…we ran out of wands and funds over here but that does NOT stop kindness…we decided to have a wand making party. The neighborhood kids were all about it and created their own magic in the process.

For the wands:

Sticks

Wood dowels (that we spray painted silver)

Those skinny green bamboo sticks that you use in the garden also work great

For the stars:

I just drew a star freehand, although there are lots of star templates on the internet, we just cut ours out from some recycled cardboard

Some craft stores also sell wood star cutouts

Foam sheets are another great option

We found some lovely glitter paint so we didn’t have to mess with actual glitter although glitter is super magical!

For the pretty: 

Glitter

Buttons- beware of choking hazards though!

Googly eyes

Feathers- oh, how I adore feathers

To put them together: 

We used hot glue which won’t exactly make them weather proof but we thought they will still hold up well in doors.

We laminated (which was so exciting!) the tags- that you can download here– hole punched them and attached with a clear zip tie. We then cut the extra length of the zip tie off.

Make a wish:

Don’t forget to make a wish that just the right kid will find the wand and that more kindness will make a way to the place it is needed most.

We added a bit of our love and sent them out into the world. I think the thing I am most amazed by is how kids of all ages seem to love this project…and how it has opened my own heart to think about magic and kindness in a new way! LOVE!!!

We thought you might like to see how the magic is unfolding for kids across the nation, pictures and stories are coming in daily on The Magic Wand Project Facebook page. Here are just a few magical kids!

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The response from teachers and schools has been so fantastic that we created The Magic Wand Project Teacher Guide. I hope we see lots of kindness pop up in summer school and even more wand making parties!

You can download The Teacher Guide here. (thanks to Lourdes and Jennifer for helping on the tech end with that!)

You are also welcome to share the video too!

Special thanks to our friends at Macaroni Kid Richmond who have helped to spread the word and to all the schools and teachers (and kind kids) that are joining us in all the magic!

Keep all the pictures coming! They do all our hearts some serious good! Kindness is MAGIC!

xo,

patience