Supplies: 

To celebrate Random Acts of Kindness week and decorate for Valentine’s Day create your very own Loads of Love Garland! And remember, creating a Loads of Love Garland is a kind act. Submit your kind acts online at KindnessCounts.com! 

  • Stapler 
  • Safety Scissors
  • Writing Utensil
  • Colorful Construction Paper (we recommend red, pink and white for Valentine’s Day!) 
Instructions: 
  1. Fold a piece of construction paper in half vertically. Repeat 2 more times.
  2. Unfold the construction paper and fold it again horizontally.
  3. Using your safety scissors, cut along the creased lines on the construction paper.
  4. Repeat steps 1-3 as additional strips are needed.
  5. To start the garland, staple a stack of four strips on the bottom.
  6. Take the two external strips, fold, and staple them. The two strips will have formed a heart!
  7. Use the garland as a tool to track kind acts. Add additional hearts to the garland every time your child does something kind. Write your child’s kind act on a strip of the heart.
  8. To make additional hearts staple two new strips to the base of the last heart. Repeat step six to create a garland!