9 Simple Kindness Crafts for Preschoolers

| Last Updated: January 21, 2023

Raising young children to be fine adults is one huge responsibility. This being said, educating them not only on the core subjects but also on life values is highly important. Teaching kindness to kids goes a long way, and these awesome crafts are an excellent way to start.

Great Kindness Crafts for Preschoolers

Creativity | Fine Motor | Communication

1. Paper Plate Self Kindness Flowers

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A kid’s confidence blooms when you teach them how to be kind to themselves, as they are to others. Teaching them to vocalize what they love about themselves can be a huge boost to their self-confidence. This craft is a great way to help them express their thoughts and show them to others.

To make them, cut some flower petals from construction paper. Then, cut a circle for the center. On each flower petal, you can have the kids write one thing that they love about themselves.

In the circle, ask them to write their names. Afterward, glue the petals and the center on the paper plate. Then, glue the straw at the back of the plate. You may also cut two leaves to attach to the straw.

Materials Needed:

  • Paper Plate
  • Construction Paper
  • Markers
  • Glue
  • Paper/Plastic Straw
  • Scissors

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Creativity | Concentration | Fine Motor

2. Popsicle Stick Cup of Kindness Craft

This craft is the perfect Valentine’s day activity for the kids! They can display their finished work in their room or in the classroom for everyone to see. You may also ask the kids to give their finished work to someone they love or appreciate.

It’s simple to make so it’s going to be easy and enjoyable. First, glue seven popsicle sticks next to each other. Put two popsicle sticks across to secure them in place. 

Let it dry for a bit before painting. Once it’s dry, paint it with any color and however, you like. 

Then, cut a matching colored cardstock paper to go as a handle on the side of the mug. When everything is assembled and dry, you can now start decorating it!

Materials Needed:

  • Popsicle Sticks
  • Glue
  • Paint
  • Foam Paint Brush
  • Small Paper Plate
  • Scissors
  • Colored Cardstock Paper
  • Optional Decorations

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3. Kindness Rainbow Craft

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Your preschoolers will surely enjoy this activity while learning about acts of kindness and empathy. The kindness rainbow craft is simple and easy to follow so kids will surely enjoy it!

First off, you can start by reading a book or short story about kindness and what it means. You can have a short discussion about it, too. 

Afterwards, you can start working on the craft by cutting out raindrops, clouds, and the different colors for the rainbow. Then, glue the rainbows on each other to form a layered rainbow as well as the clouds at the bottom of each side.

Finally, ask the kids to write words they associate with kindness on the raindrops. Glue or tape the strings to the clouds with the raindrops on the other end. Viola, you’re all done!

Materials Needed:

  • Construction Paper
  • Glue
  • Marker
  • String

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4. Gratitude Tree

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Teaching kids how to express gratitude has tons of benefits in their lives. However, explaining just the concept of it isn’t enough for them to grasp its meaning. Luckily, it’s very easy for young children to learn new things and this gratitude tree will surely make it really fun for them!

This craft is very easy to make. You can start by printing the tree page. Then, print the leaf page on different colors of construction paper.

Let the little ones cut the leaves and store them in a small container with a glue stick. Now all that’s left is adding the leaves to their tree little by little every time they feel grateful for something. 

Have fun with the kids as you watch them visually transform and grow their gratitude tree!

Materials Needed:

  • Construction Paper
  • Printer
  • Scissors
  • Glue Stick
  • Small Container

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Creativity | Concentration | Fine Motor

5. Fruit Painted Kindness Rocks

This fun and cute activity is another great way to spread positivity and kindness. Take puns to a whole new level with the fruit-painted kindness rocks. You will surely make the children’s day and leave them with a smile with some simple play of words and a sprinkle of art.

It’s also easy and fun to make! First, make sure you wash the rocks and dry them completely before drawing anything on them.

Then, you can start by pencil sketching different fruits on each rock. Finally, you can do the coloring and outlining using paint pens. Remember to wait for the paint to fully dry before changing to a new color. 

Materials Needed:

  • Medium-sized Beach Stones
  • Pencil
  • Paint Pens in assorted colors

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6. Long Distance Hand Craft

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This craft is an awesome way for kids to be able to express their love and empathy to others. They will also learn about how kindness can make other people feel a lot better. They can give their craft to a friend or relative who lives far away, someone having a hard time, or simply people who they would like to give a hug.

First, have the kids trace their hands on construction paper and cut it out. Then, ask them to cut a string or yarn that would be glued from one hand cut-out to another. Afterwards, they can write a short message on each hand cut-out and decorate it. Finally, they can mail the long distance hug to their loved one!

Materials Needed:

  • Construction Paper
  • Crayons or Markers
  • Yarn or String
  • Glue
  • Scissors
  • Envelopes and Stamps

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Creativity | Concentration | Fine Motor

7. Grateful Turkey Craft

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Looking for the perfect and fun way to learn what your little ones are thankful for? This turkey toilet paper roll craft might just be what you are looking for! It will make an excellent Thanksgiving activity. Plus, it’s simple, fun, and easy-peasy for the kids to make on their own.

First off, have them trace and cut five turkey feathers out of construction paper. Then, let them think of five things they are grateful for and ask them to write each one onto the feathers.

Afterward, glue the ends of the feather at the back of the toilet paper roll and let it dry. Lastly, draw the turkey’s face on the toilet paper roll and you’re done!

Materials Needed:

  • Toilet paper rolls
  • Colored construction paper
  • Googly eyes
  • Markers
  • Scissors
  • White glue

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8. Paper Chain of Kindness

This craft is a very good way to teach young ones on how to acknowledge each person’s kind choices. It’s great because it is visually encouraging, collaborative, and open-ended.

You can start by having the children cut out strips of construction paper. When you have enough variety of colors, gather the kids together for a short discussion on kindness. During the discussion, you can ask them to write the kind things they’ve done or experienced that day on those strips of paper.

Afterward, you can start making a paper chain out of the strips. While doing this, you can talk about how our kind deeds inspire people to do more kind things. Thus, building a long kindness chain.

Their final task is adding more and more strips to the chain by spreading kindness. 

Materials Needed:

  • Construction Paper
  • Scissors
  • Stapler

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9. Love Letter Box

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This simple craft will surely encourage your little ones to be more loving and compassionate to others.  It is also easy to make for the kids to make on their own! You can start by making the mailbox using a 12×8-inch thick cardstock.

Fold the sides about 3 inches on both sides along the wide edge and staple them together, forming a tunnel shape. Close one side and add a cute mailbox handle.

Now all that’s left is adding the little love notes using craft sticks. You can write small, simple tasks on the back of the sticks.

Afterward, you may let the kids decorate the sticks with fuzzy wires and add hearts to the tops. Finally, let the kids pick one or two each day to fulfill the love tasks or add more.

Materials Needed:

  • Thick Cardstock Paper
  • Scissors
  • Stapler
  • Craft Sticks
  • Pen or Marker
  • Pipe Cleaners (Fuzzy Wires)
  • Other Optional Decorations

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Teaching young children kindness, especially in their early years is extremely important. After all, the values we impart to them today will be the foundation of who they will be as adults in the future. Luckily, the crafts we’ve listed will help make it a bit easier and more fun for you and the kids.

People Also Ask

Now that you’ve learned different kindness crafts for your preschoolers, you might have some additional relevant questions regarding teaching kindness. Don’t worry, we’re covering a couple more questions to help you out with this. Below are some commonly asked questions you might want to check out.

How Do You Teach Kindness to Preschoolers?

Young kids usually imitate what they see, so being excellent role models for them goes a long way. So make sure you model kindness everywhere you go. Talk about kindness often and help them understand what it means. Finally, facilitate simple activities to encourage making kindness a habit.

What Is Kindness for Preschoolers?

Most little kids perceive kindness as selflessness, care, compassion, tenderness, generosity, kindheartedness, and thoughtfulness. They see kindness in little acts of love that people show them every day. It will take them quite a lot of practice and modeling to deeply understand and feel it but it’s possible, no matter how young they may be.

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