Activity Bags for Children at St. Jude's

THE TASK

Create waiting room fun bags for children and families at St. Jude's Hospital who are battling life-threatening illnesses. 

THE RECIPIENT

Your KyndKit will be used to help children who are receiving treatment at St. Jude's Children's Hospital. All of the bags will be sent to St. Jude's and handed out by their staff to the kids and families in need.

THE REASON

The children and their families spend a great deal of time waiting for treatment, tests, and procedures. These bags help them pass the time while in the waiting room or hospital room. 

THE INSTRUCTIONS

These are the instructions for Activity Bags for St Jude's Patients. Questions? Email us at hey@kyndhub.com

1. Locate the instruction sheet included with your kit. 

*These codes launched on 12/15/2019. If your kit shipped before then, there will not be a code in your instructions.

  • Find your Kynd Code. Tear the code in half.
    • Save your half. 
    • Put the other half aside to put into the completed kit.
*The Kynd Code allows you to post your finished kit on KyndHub. The recipient code allows them to find your post, connect with you, and share their gratitude for your kyndness. If the recipient uses their code, you'll get to see where your kit ends up and who benefitted from it. 

 

2. Complete the gratitude practice included in your KyndKit Instructions.

 

3. Write Your Letter

Included materials used for this step: 

  • Folded white card and matching envelope
  • Crayons
  • Pen
  • Stickers

 

Steps:

  • Use the enclosed crayons, pen, and stickers to decorate the card and envelope. (When you are done, you can include the crayons and unused stickers in the kit.)
  • Express your encouragement and include a hopeful message. 
  • Decorate the front and the inside of the card.
  • Decorate the envelope the card goes into.
  • Can't think of what to write, draw a picture!
  • Put your card in the matching envelope. 
  • Put the recipient portion of the Kynd Code in the card to make it easy to find. 

 

4. Decorate the Larger White Envelope

Included materials used for this step: 

  • 6 x 9 white envelope
  • Crayons
  • Pen
  • Stickers

 

Steps:

  • Decorate the envelope with a bright, encouraging message or picture. (This envelope will hold their fun activities and materials.)
  • Make it colorful and fun!

 

5. Optional Items to Add

These are just a few ideas for items that are in high demand and always appreciated at St. Judes. Feel free to add any of them to the package. 

  • Playing cards
  • Sudoku and crossword puzzles
  • Paint and paintbrushes
  • More markers, crayons, and colored pencils
  • Journals for teens
  • DVDs (rated G, PG, or PG13)
  • Teething rings/small baby toys
  • Chapter books and cardboard baby books

OPTIONAL STEP: Use the included pen and crayons to randomly write messages on the pages of the activity pad and coloring book. As the children use them, they will find your messages throughout. 

 

6. Pack the Kit

Included materials used for this step: 

  • The card and envelope you decorated
  • The 6 x 9 envelope you decorated
  • Small Sorting Envelopes
  • Activity pad
  • Coloring book
  • Make your own sticker sheet
  • Two colorful note cards
  • The stickers you didn't use
  • Crayons
  • Markers
  • Any other optional items you want to include
  • KYND CODE

 

Steps:

  • Remove the foam 3D puzzle from the bag. 
    • Put the pieces into one of the small envelopes. 
    • Write on the outside what is in it and decorate the envelope. 
  • Pack all the materials into the large white envelope
  • Make sure to include your Kynd Code in the kit.
  • Seal the envelope

 

7. Delivery Options

  • Deliver the art activity bag to your local children's hospital.

      OR

  • Get your shipping label from us (no charge) HERE. We will collect the bags and send them all to St. Jude's. 

 

    8. Go Back to Your Gratitude Exercise

    • Write down any additional gratitude you now feel.
    • Go to the first prompt "someone you are grateful for". 
    • Fill out your included Kynd Card and give it to that person.
    • Now you've done an act of kyndness, too!

     

    9. Share It

    • Post your completed kit on KyndHub using your Kynd Code. The recipient of your kit has the option to connect with you on KyndHub using their Kynd Code and you can see where your kit ends up. 

    LOGIN TO KYNDHUB AND POST

     

     

     

    Downloadable Instructions

    Instruction Sheet
    Gratitude Practice Sheet
    Group Leader Instructions

    Thank you for practicing kyndfulness with us again!