Yesterday at SaMP Kids ~ Compassionate Kids Club we had a small lesson on equality and fairness. The kids were all given a band aid and then they were given an “injury” some had broken arms, some a black eye, some a scratch. We talked about how sometimes treating everyone equally isn’t what is right. Based on our little activity the kids decided that fairness means that everyone gets what they need vs everyone gets the same treatment… I think the bigs got it… some of the littles just thought it was funny we were giving them band-aids. 😉 Such is life in a largely a mixed age group!
The last time we met the kids choose to work with Building Veterans. They wanted to serve a meal and create a “portable” meditation center for the men. They came up with a list of items they wanted to include If you have any of the items you’re willing to donate please contact Chrissi.
CD Player / iPhone speakers
Meditation CDs/ app suggestions
books on mindfulness
books on coping with PTSD
adult coloring books
water colors “canvases”
peaceful art, words of affirmation cards
small water fountain
small “rock garden”
Suggested yoga moves for calming and re centering
The kids started work on some of the meditation art and words of affirmation cards.
The menu for the meal at Building Veterans has been made but we welcome you to join us. Please consider bringing a covered dish ~ Last names A-L can bring some type of side dish Last names M-Z can bring some type of dessert. The meal will take place October 30th at the Building Veterans house in Brunswick at 4:30pm.
We currently have a T-Shirt fundraiser happening ~ Please consider purchasing a t-shirt the money raised will help us with the expenses related to running SaMP kids each week throughout the school year.
SaMP Kids is open to kids and families of ages and abilities. We encourage you to join us right where you are. We are a weekly group focused on compassion and community service. Kids of all ages will come together to choose a service based project that will help teach them the importance of compassion for others and how their service big and small can make a difference in our community.
SaMP Kids is a free LEARN program thanks to the generosity of our donors and sponsors.