Kind Kids

50 Activities for Compassion, Confidence & Community

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Card Deck

ISBN: 9781646866199

Written by Dr. Helen Maffini
Written by Whitney Stewart
Illustrated by Mariana Ruiz Johnson

Discover all the forms kindness can take! Fifty unique games, crafts and mindfulness activities help kids develop empathy and respect for themselves, their loved ones and the wider world. Written by preschool mindfulness experts Dr. Helen Maffini and Whitney Stewart, the cards include hands-on solo and group activities perfect for home or classroom use and beyond.

Key Selling Points:

  • SOCIAL-EMOTIONAL LEARNING: Helps children understand the benefits of kindness and the different forms it can take. Builds important skills like empathy, respect and gratitude.
  • HANDS-ON LEARNING: 50 unique hands-on activities teach concepts of kindness in create and age-appropriate ways.
  • ECOLOGICALLY CONSCIOUS: Activities use low-cost, recyclable materials or objects found in nature.
  • EXPERT AUTHORS: Bestselling author Whitney Stewart (Mindful Kids and Mindful Tots) joins forces with preschool mindfulness expert Dr. Helen Maffini.
  • ILLUSTRATIONS: Gorgeously detailed artwork by Argentinian artist Mariana Ruiz Johnson (Run, Little Chaski!, The Last Hazelnut) depicts a diverse cast of characters.
  • FORMAT: Sturdy deck format with laminated cards and instruction booklet allow for repeated use in a variety of settings.

More Details

  • Product Dimensions: Box: 5.5 x 7.25 x 1.25; Cards: 4.96 x 6.97 in
  • Page Count: 50 cards + 8-page booklet
  • Age Range: Ages 4-10 years

Awards & Accolades

  • Parents’ Favorite Product Award Winner, Tillywig Toy & Media Award, 2022

“This beautifully-executed set and all its contents are wonderfully accessible, impactful, and much needed. We can’t praise Kind Kids highly enough!” – Tillywig Toy & Media Awards

“Essential for every home and classroom!” – Elizabeth Joy Erwin, Ed.D., professor at Montclair State University

“There’s maybe never been a more important time to teach kindness and mindfulness to cultivate community. Helen Maffini and Whitney Stewart offer wonderful fun practices for just that!” – Chris Willard, author, clinical psychologist & professor at Harvard Medical School

Kind Kids cards offer children and their caring adults a treasure trove of ways to practice kindness—gratitude, affirmations, empathy, teamwork, sharing, caring, etc. A must-have resource for home or school libraries” – Rana DiOrio, award-winning author of What Does It Mean To Be Kind?

“I absolutely love this set of cards . . . an excellent resource for parents, teachers and those who work with children” – Louise Shanagher, children’s therapist, psychology lecturer & mindfulness teacher

“Warmth and care glow from every page, encouraging parents, teachers and children to find practical ways of bringing a more mindful and heartful awareness into any moment of daily life” – Kevin Hawkins & Amy Burke, co-founders of and authors of The Mindful Teacher’s Toolkit

“Inspiring prompts for parents and children to do together, making kindness part of your daily routine for joyful families & communities” – Priyanka Handa Ram, Social Impact Entrepreneur, Learn To Play

“Snazzy, exciting, stimulating, easy to deliver activities to promote kindness in the world” – Clair Watson, educational consultant and trainer

“What a delight to have this card deck to inspire new activities with the entire family” – Dr. Susan Pollak, Harvard Medical School, co-founder of the Center for Mindfulness and Compassion, Author of Self Compassion for Parents

About the Contributors

Written by - Dr. Helen Maffini
Dr. Helen Maffini is a global educator who has lived in 15 countries. She is passionate about teaching mindfulness and kindness to children, teachers and parents around the world. She currently resides in the United Arab Emirates.
Written by - Whitney Stewart
Whitney Stewart puts her heart, mind and feet into her work. She has trekked in a Himalayan snowstorm with Sir Edmund Hillary, climbed to remote Buddhist monasteries in Tibet, interviewed the Dalai Lama in India and sat for days in meditation retreats. She is the author of many travel articles, and of both fiction and nonfiction for children. When she is not writing or traveling, she teaches mindfulness and meditation to children and adults.
Illustrated by - Mariana Ruiz Johnson
Mariana Ruiz Johnson is an award-winning children’s book illustrator and author. She likes to explore the narrative power of illustration and the relationship between images and words. Using vibrant palettes and different patterns and textures, she combines traditional techniques and digital media. Mariana lives in the outskirts of Buenos Aires, Argentina with her husband and two children.

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