Dr. Crystal Sparling
Free Digital Gifts for Random Acts of Kindness Week!
Random Acts of Kindness Week is February 14-20, 2021, and we have daily digital gifts to pass along to our followers. To start things off, the mission of The Random Acts of Kindness Foundation is to make kindness the norm™ in our schools, workplaces, homes & communities. We work toward that goal by creating free content that promotes kindness toward others & teaches important social emotional learning skills to kids. Head over to their website for free digital downloads like “Ways to be Kind” posters, kindness BINGO cards and age appropriate lesson plans all the way through high school!
Random Acts of Kindness Digital Gift Day One: Kindness Education Tools
We are so proud of our home state and have found many digital resources to brighten your days from local organizations.
Stand out in the crowd, even on your Zoom calls! The OKC Visitor Information Center has provided beautiful and interesting images from around our state’s capital that are ready to use for Zoom, Webex or your preferred video chat tool. If we were to choose one, the splash pad at Scissortail Park looks like the most fun, and because “Scissortail.” ;)
Random Acts of Kindness Digital Gift Day Two: Web Chat Background Images
Do you have a budding artist in your home? Or maybe a brooding teenager in need of a creative outlet? The murals in the Plaza District of OKC are something to be experienced and provide colorful, unique background for a fun day of photography spent with the family. Top the afternoon off with a sweet treat from Sasquatch Shaved Ice and the littles will be singing your praises all the way home! To bring the experience home, here is a free coloring sheet for your child to create their own mural!
Random Acts of Kindness Digital Gift Day Three: Plaza Walls Coloring Page
When you visit the Oklahoma City National Memorial Museum, it is a very emotional journey back to one of the most tragic days in our nation’s history. The exhibits also capture the reaffirming care of Oklahoman’s nature. One of the most overwhelming aspects of the memorial museum are the countless acts of kindness shown throughout our communities to reach out and rebuild each other’s hope. Oklahoma Standard is an initiative that shines awareness on this distinctive Oklahoma character trait and they have compiled a list of artifacts that highlight the good acts of kindness on a dark day. In this SmartBoards presentation, you can spend the quality time needed with your children to explain how Oklahoman’s respond when our community needs us.
Random Acts of Kindness Digital Gift Day Four: Memorial Museum Kindness Artifacts
Our next digital gift for Random Acts of Kindness Week, is a bit of good news and delightful fun on the horizon! The Norman Medieval Fair is set to be virtual this year with vendors and artisans to purchase food, clothing, pottery, you name it! Plan ahead to have fun fair food on the day of your choosing to watch live entertainers like the popular swarthy Blacksmiths and the battling knights for the King and Queen’s amusement. Show your support for these entertainers who have brought merriment to our community annually since 1977!
Random Acts of Kindness Digital Gift Day Five: Norman,OK Medieval Fair
For a little peace and quiet, hopefully, we have some free coloring sheets for you! These feature iconic landmarks of Oklahoma City like the River Sport Rapids and OKC Ferris Wheel. While it is still a little too chilly to enjoy these landmarks in person, kids can experience the fun at home and grow the excitement for warmer Spring days ahead.
Random Acts of Kindness Digital Gift Day Six: OKC Landmarks Coloring Pages
We saved the best for last! One of our all-time favorite art museums is the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum. From the collection of breathtaking, landscape paintings of our gorgeous state to the educational, curated exhibits that include hands-on interactive displays for little ones, this place is a mother’s dream! If you need a serene escape into a picturesque time of bye-gone eras or want to learn more about cowboy culture, follow the link to virtually experience a selection of the museum’s most notable pieces of art.
Random Acts of Kindness Digital Gift Day Seven: National Cowboy Museum Tour
If you are looking for ways to serve your community, Oklahoma’s Be a Neighbor connects volunteers to local organizations that are in the most need. They have volunteer options in Blanchard, Newcastle, Chickasha, Purcell and more as well as volunteer from home options.
We hope you enjoyed this compilation of digital gifts offered from around our great state! Spread the love and be kind to your neighbors!