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The Jelly Donut Difference is a quick read about a pair of siblings who learn that a small act of kindness can really change someone's day. Such an important lesson for kids to learn!
I love this book as both a teacher and a mom. In my classroom, I used it as a mentor text during a lesson on acts of kindness. I always take the month of February to focus on kindness, and I was so pleased to be able to add The Jelly Donut Difference to my collection of kindness books. It's a pretty quick read, but it made for a great discussion on ways that kids can spread kindness to others around them. If you teach about random acts of kindness in your classroom or to your own children, this is the perfect book to use to introduce the idea! I think it would be so fun to have your students deliver donuts to the faculty and staff around the school. Think of the smiles that would bring! However, #teacherbudget...
Instead, we brainstormed easy ways that kids can spread kindness to people that they care about without spending a penny. I wanted them to get out of that mindset that kindness has to be a physical present that you give someone. We also made a Crockpot Jelly Cake. My recipe came from Rachel at Archer's All-Stars. My class had a ball making the cake, and most of them liked it. It made our classroom and hallway smell wonderful! One of cuties said, "I think our act of kindness to all of the teachers is making the school smell so good instead of like sneakers and lunch." Hahahaha Right on, kiddo.
You can grab a copy of The Jelly Donut Difference on Amazon, along with all of Maria's fabulous books. My other favorites are Spaghetti on a Hot Dog Bun, The Little Linebacker, and Chocolate Milk, Por Favor. You can grab each book by clicking on the title or on the book covers below.
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