Active play is on the decline for kids, worldwide. Find out how you can motivate kids to play outside in the snow this season with snow games. I'll vote for #2, too awesome not to be attempted at least once:) ow.ly/wUY7306lA5u... See MoreSee Less
I've never really gotten into the Elf on the Shelf tradition, but I really love Kindness Elves and the idea that you can spread acts of kindness rather than toys or trinkets. Really cool too that they're handcrafted and come with a little house. Each morning, kids can find handwritten notes with an act of kindness in the (working) mailbox--note slipped the night before by parents.
I can see how these would be a great way to teach kids about compassion and others before Thanksgiving or the holidays. What small acts of kindness would you suggest?