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Kindness is Compassionate

Summer of Kindness


The Summer of Kindness: Sharing God’s Love playlists are a collaboration of conference staff from the Rio Texas, Great Plains, and Michigan Conferences of The United Methodist Church.

Rev. Tanya Campen, Rio Texas
Rev. Melissa Gepford, Great Plains
Rev. Christy Miller-White, Michigan
Rev. Kathy Pittenger, Michigan

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How to Use This Playlist

The ideas in this playlist (collection of activities, ideas, links, books, and videos) goes along with the Summer of Playful Kindness resource. Included are a video of the Bible story, several activities and games, and the kindness challenge Bingo card. The playlists in the Summer of Kindness can be done in any order or you can come back to them at any time.


The story is from Genesis 42:1-2; 44:1-5, 16-46:7. Read it from your favorite Bible, page 42 of Growing in God’s Love or watch the video.

Story read by the author Wes Pitts from Growing in God’s Love. Elizabeth F. Caldwell and Carol A. Wehrheim, editors. © 2018 Flyaway Books. Used by permission of the publisher. All rights reserved.


  • When have you worried about your family?
  • How has God protected you?
  • Who in your family or community needs food, shelter, or clothes?
  • How can you show compassion and kindness to others?


Dear God, Thank you for being with me when I am worried or afraid. I am grateful that you protect me and my family. Help me show compassion as I find ways to help others who are in need. Amen


Charades with a Twist!

Play charades, but with a twist! Act out emotions for others to guess. This can be done in person or virtually and can help develop social and emotional cues in children.


Don’t forget to fill in your Bingo Sheet after you complete your Acts of Kindness!



Those Shoes by Maribeth Boelts and Noah Z. Jones