Helping Chain: Today's Leadership Play of the Day

Nov 02, 2020

In today’s Leadership Play of the Day from the Ripken Playbook, you will create a helping chain made if random acts of kindness to help you practice helping others.

Helping Chain


  • Paper or construction paper
  • Pen, pencil, or crayons
  • Stapler, glue, or tape
  • Scissors 


  1. First, write down seven ways you can help others through random acts of kindness (make your answers short enough so that are visible on your links.)
    1. Examples
      1. Taking out your neighbor’s trash
      2. Doing the dishes for your parents after dinner
      3. Make a thank you card for the mailman
    2. Next, cut each strip so you can fold it into a loop.
    3. Using your glue or stapler weave the strips into a chain overlapping each strip of paper into the next loop. 
    4. Each day as you complete each act of kindness on your chain, rip it off until your chain is completely broken.  

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For more Leadership activities, check out our Healthy Choices, Healthy Children -- Leadership edition