Kitchen: We Care Center
How to Use We Care Center in the Kitchen
The We Care Center provides a way for family members to express caring and empathy for others. Fill your We Care Center with supplies like minor first aid items (Band-Aids, wet wipes, hand sanitizer, scented lotion), card-making supplies (preprinted cards, paper, crayons, sentence starters), and a tiny stuffed animal for cuddling. The Bug Family’s We Care Center is housed in a decorative chest in the kitchen where it is easy for everyone to access.
When a friend or family member is ill, hurt, or having a hard time, the Bug Family can go to the We Care Basket to find a way to show that person they care. At first, Mom and Dad would often suggest how and when to use the We Care Center, but the children quickly understood the intent.
When Mom was feeling sad because her friend moved away, Sophie made her a drawing of the friend. When Aunt Dot caught the flu, Mom mailed her a card Shubert made using the supplies and the sentence starter that says, “Get Well Soon.” When Anabelle wailed in frustration while trying to crawl, Sophie brought her the special Boo-Boo Bunny housed in the We Care Center. In this way, the We Care Center encourages the development of empathy by providing a means for children to offer caring and thoughtfulness to others every day.
Photo Examples: We Care Center in the Kitchen
We Care Center