Awesome Academy: Acts of Kindness

Welcome to another edition of Awesome Academy: Class In Session! Today’s class is all about acts of kindness. Our teacher, Miss Taylor, is kicking off the month with a lesson plan to help us spread positivity to the people in our community.

We also have a fun, end-of-class assignment that includes printable OG Caring Cards! So find a comfortable seat, and let’s learn which acts of kindness we will perform this month.









Here’s one act of kindness that all of us can perform—being nice to someone at school.

Try giving a compliment to another student, share your favorite snack with them, or say hello to a classmate you haven’t spoken to in a while. If you’re feeling shy, write your compliment on a post-it note and leave it in their locker or on their desk. You can also hand out a note to your school secretary, bus driver, custodian, and others to brighten up their days too.

Take your acts of kindness one step further and encourage your teachers or parents to help other grown-ups feel more welcome. Kindness includes everybody!



Kindness also means taking care of your environment—and how to build on that kindness can be learned by turning everyday tasks into a fun activity!

Clean Your Room

Cleaning your room might sound like a chore, but it can actually lead to a kind habit! Turn it into a game by creating a step-by-step checklist of what you need to do and where everything goes. Soon, you’ll be able to make positive choices when it comes to keeping your living space clean and organized.


Take your cleaning habits to another level by learning how to recycle. Practice at home by searching for different items and determine which basket they belong in. Then use your knowledge to pick up litter that you find outside, at the park, or around your house to take care of the environment.

Helpful tip: Be on the lookout for recycling symbols to easily recognize the bins in public and continue practicing at school and within your community. Lending a helping hand can go a long way in protecting our planet for future generations.



Bring kindness into your community with these small but powerful acts to help spread positivity to those you meet.

Wave to your neighbors whenever you see them outside and hold the door open for others when entering a building. If someone is holding the door open for you, smile and say thank you. Because a few kind words can change anyone’s day!

The more you practice being polite, it starts to become natural. And once others around you notice, they’ll also learn how to be kind too.



Volunteering is another way to make an impact and help develop compassion for others; it’s one of the most important qualities to have!

If you have the opportunity, help reunite a lost pet with their owner or make a card for someone in the hospital. Or help a neighbor plant flowers in their garden and gather canned goods to drop off at your local food bank.

Any act of kindness has the potential to make a difference, no matter how little or how big the thought is.



For this week’s fun project, print out our OG Caring Cards and spread more kindness throughout your community!


1. Choose 1, 5, or 25 acts of kindness to perform.

2. Snap a picture to catch yourself being kind.

3. Tag us using #ogdolls to be featured on our social media page!



Ring! Ring! There goes the bell. We hope you enjoyed today’s lesson, and we’ll be back for more fun learning at Awesome Academy soon.


5 Steps for Planning the Perfect Egg Hunt

Hop into excitement and celebrate with friends and family by turning a classic game into a super fun egg hunt. There are so many eggcellent ways to prepfrom colorful decorations, fun prizes, and of course, types of eggs to hide and find! 

Whether you’re younger, a little older, or putting together an egg hunt for the very first time, follow our 5 easy steps to get everything ready for the big day. 

Let’s start prepping! 








The fun begins at the very beginning, and choosing the eggs for your egg hunt is the most important step. 

Although plastic eggs are easier when it comes to prepping and hiding, adding hard-boiled eggs into the mix can be just as much fun! Use paint, colored pencils, food coloring, or color dyes to create your own personal designs. Each decorating option can give your egg its own unique touch, no matter if you’re adding one bright color, designing a rainbow, or anything in between! 

TipStart decorating your eggs in advance to make sure you have enough time to get them ready. And remember that once decorated, hard-boiled eggs are not safe to eat.  



Bring extra fun to your egg hunt by giving out unique prizes at the end of the game! 

If you’re playing with plastic eggs, fill them up with chocolate treats, sweet candy, jelly beans, and other yummy favorites. Or add something extra special like the Rock n’ Sweet set and pet bunny to pair with your favorite dolls!

Another creative way to hand out prizes is to place tickets inside the eggs that lead to other gifts or rewards. Take a slip of paper or a raffle ticket and label each one with a prize or an activity. Then after the egg hunt, players can trade in each ticket to earn that prize.  

Some of our favorite activities or rewards involve: 

  • One night of camping—outdoors or in the living room. 
  • A butterfly hunt, sports day, or dance party.
  • One hot chocolate with a marshmallow or yummy milkshake.  
  • A bike riding adventure.
  • Baking a birthday cake on any day.

If you’re playing with hard-boiled eggs, not to worry. Instead of opening a ticket, have players trade in their collected eggs for a prize! All you need to do is determine how many eggs each prize will be worth.



Decorating your space is the next fun step when prepping for a scavenger hunt! 

Get your home ready to look the part with colorful balloons, ribbons, and streamers. Or hop into arts and crafts to create cut-out signs to guide players once the egg hunt has begun. 

You can also sprinkle a little decor in the backyard by cutting out shapes like bunnies, eggs, and more themed items from construction or card stock paper. Then use glue or tape to attach wooden craft sticks on the back and scatter them around the yard. Depending on how many players are joining in the egg hunt, the backyard might be the best option versus hosting the activity indoors—especially if the sun is shining!



Now that all your eggs have been decorated and filled with goodies, it’s time to find the perfect hiding spots! 

(Psst! Make sure none of the egg hunters are peaking as we reveal each hiding place!)  

If you’re hosting an egg hunt indoors, places like under the pillow, inside shoes, near favorite toys and stuffed animals, or in drawers and cupboards will make it a little extra challenging for older players. And outdoor spots like the garden, behind trees, or in the mailbox are also hidden gems for egg hunting experts 

To make it easier for younger players, try hiding the eggs in easy-to see or easy-to-reach places. Room corners, under an upside down bowl, or in flower pots low to the ground will be much less challenging. And you can also tie a balloon around the eggs to help lead players in a playful way!



Add another fun twist to your egg hunt by using riddles and clues that reveal where each egg is hiding!

Print out our Egg Scavenger Hunt Clues and hide the eggs in each location. Then read the clues aloud to each player to help them collect the missing eggs!

TipRemember, the egg hunt doesn’t end until every egg has been found. So make sure to keep track of each egg and how many are in play to know where they are.

Good luck and happy hunting!