My Kiddie Klubhouse: Upcycling - The First Step Forward
As part of My Kiddie Klubhouse’s Start Small Dream Big (SSDB) project, they decided to kickstart their iCare Café Charity Project. It was within these two initiatives that MKK Kindness Garden was born – which promoted the values of care, kindness, and empathy to the children.
The children were designated to follow weekly routines to do their part and care of the garden. One thing was for certain: everyone in the preschool had to play an important role to provide a healthy environment for the café’s ingredients. Their duties ranged from watering the plants, picking up litter and plucking off the weeds.
The MKK kindness garden would provide the produce the children would serve in their make-shift ‘café’. Healthy recipes would be selected by the teachers but executed by the students. The food prepared would ultimately be packed and delivered to the children’s parents.
The initiative was met with rapturous applause. After the parents received their delicious delights, they couldn’t help but send kind words of appreciation and encouragement.
One parent was delighted to have been able to be part of something so meaningful, saying, “Our contribution is nothing compared to the effort that children and teachers have put in, thank you for organising and letting the children be part of this meaningful project.”
Another activity that the children were engaged in was an arts and crafts auction. In the classroom, children would brainstorm alongside their teachers on what they would like to produce. Each item is either made from recycled or reusable materials. Their artwork is a combination of creativity and intentions to save the earth. Subsequently, they could bring their crafts home or it would be auctioned off to raise funds.