Thursday, June 21, 2012

Random Act of Kindness #39

Today's RAK is a little bitter sweet. It's a super fun idea. It takes a little prep. It's one you get to be 'sneaky' with, but ours didn't quite go the way we expected


Let me walk you through the day...

Me: "Hey, Bryn and Reed, we get to do a RAK today. Who wants to help?!"
Kids: "I do!" and "I will, I guess."
Me: "Okay, Bryn, will you create a free bubbles sign for us to attach with the RAK card?"
Bryn: "Sure."

The next hour or so looked a little like this...

My busy little beavers knocked out 18 of these puppies and we were pumped that we'd be able to spread that much kindness in just one day!

So, next it was off to the park for the fun part...


It was kind of like hiding Easter eggs in the middle of June! Anyway, I found it very odd that there wasn't a single person at the park when we were 'hiding' the bubbles. I thought for sure we'd have to answer a couple questions about what we were doing or plan to come back another time when it wasn't crowded.

Well, apparently everyone else had watched the weather forecast, because less than an hour later this is how the park looked from the front seat of our car...

What??? It hasn't rained in ages! Why now?!

You can put two and two together and think about those pretty little tags that Bryn made up. Ummm, yeah, probably not very clear that these are 'free bubbles' anymore. And that RAK card attached to encourage them to pass it on...well, that's a runny mess as well. 

I'm pretty sure not a single bubble was found before the downpour started! Now, it probably just seems like people forgot to take their party favors with them when the party ended. 

Bryn and Reed handled it like champs. We got a good giggle and tried to look at the bright side...we desperately needed the rain. So what did we do?...went home and played in it, of course.

I really hope one of you will take this RAK challenge and complete it the way it's intended! Here's a little tip...the dollar store has 3-packs of bubbles right now. That means for a mere $6 you have the potential of spreading kindness to 18 people! How cool is that?

Need the RAK card printable? Just click here, download and print. In case you're new to this blog and haven't seen them, here's a peek...
Okay, friends, it's your turn...go out and be kind!

4 comments:

pam {simple details} said...

Sorry it rained on your parade! Bryn and Reed are such troopers and very kind ones at that, I love the lessons you're teaching them about simple acts of kindness!

Whitney @ Drab to Fab Design said...

Boo for the rain messing up your plan, but I'm sure whoever found those bubbles was still very excited! I'm new to your blog, so thanks for sharing the printables :)

~The Bargain Babe from *Zucchini Summer Blog* said...

What a wonderful idea to bring joy to children! (Even if it did rain!)

Trikle Trade said...

Thanks for the tips! This is great idea...

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