About a month ago, one of my friends at school came to me with an awesome idea that I knew I wanted to help with. My friend, Mandie, wanted to hide Easter eggs around our school building with little notes of kindness and possible suggestions on how to pay it forward -- random acts of kindness.
So, we started a Google Docs document and shared it between us in order to jot down possible little RAOKs that could be placed in the eggs.
I also emailed my friend, Michelle, who is super creative to see if she had any suggestions for us. She loved the idea and quickly came up with a really sweet poem that could also be put into the eggs.
|Here are some eggs with the little poem and in bold face is the RAOK suggestion.|
She enlisted me to be her helper bunny and together we went through hallways and classrooms hiding these eggs before the students arrived. The teachers were great to allow us to hide them in their room. Many asked if we would have announcements about them. We figured that if students found eggs--they'd pick them up and open them. That's exactly what happened-no directions needed!
|We hid them everywhere! This is behind a drawing in the back of my classroom.|
|We hid them high and low!|
|Some were in plain sight...others not so much!|
This was a lot of fun--great idea, Mandie!! My mom is already planning on doing something like this for her grandchildren's classrooms next year. I'd love to hear how you might use the same concept for you!