Heart of Gold Club
Become a member of The Heart of Gold Club and enjoy a host of activities, cheerful messages, inspirations and aspirations sure to stimulate learning and achievement.
The Heart of Gold Club is designed to grow the imagination and inspire a heart of kindness and giving. Each month we will feature a craft project, kindness challenge, fun recipe, free printable activity, and a downloadable journal page. Our goal is to bring the family together for quality time and also help build creative minds and strong characters within children.
Create keepsakes and cherished memories by joining the Heart of Gold Club! We want to encourage play-time and give kids the tools to develop a desire for giving and sharing with others. With our creative projects and challenges, we hope to inspire children to come up with their own creative ideas to give back and be kind to others.
With love & generosity we will live each day
May kindness be in every word we say
Whether we are young or old may we always have
A Heart of Gold
How It Works
Each month includes:
These projects are designed to get little hands moving and creating so that their imagination can come to life. Each month we will provide instructions on how to create a fun craft that may involve coloring, painting, upcycling, and much more! These projects are also meant to be shared! Whether creating it with a friend or turning it into a gift, our projects will encourage friendship and generosity.
Our tasty monthly recipe is designed to spark the five senses as the child creates something delicious:
- SEE the recipe and ingredients while learning about following instructions,
- TOUCH and feel the ingredients as they pour and stir up something yummy,
- SMELL the wonderful scent of sugar, spice, and everything nice,
- HEAR the timer buzz as they feel the joy of accomplishing a recipe,
- TASTE and enjoy the creation they have just made!
A call to action to discover new ways to be generous, kind, and excited about giving back. We have created simple and fun challenges for any child to accomplish and pay it forward.
The free printable journal page is designed to chronicle your child’s experiences in the Heart of Gold Club. Be sure to save your journal pages to look back and see the growth, creativity, and lessons learned throughout the year.
Scan and email your child’s monthly journal page to be entered to win our end-of-the-year grand prize! (one entry, per child, per month)
Submit your Journal to firstname.lastname@example.org
Play.Create.Grow.® reserves the right to use any journal submission on its website and social media pages.
Turkey Terra Cotta Pot
Hello Heart of Gold members! It’s Thanksgiving month, which means it’s time to talk about what our hearts are grateful for. This Turkey Terra Cotta Pot is a fun and easy project to make with your family or with a friend. Fill out each feather with something that you are thankful for so that everyone can see your heart of gold. When you’re done, use it as a planter for a beautiful flower or fill it with something yummy like our recipe of the month: Fall Mix!
- 1 – 5 ½” terra cotta pot with saucer
- 1 – Medium brown acrylic paint (or high gloss spray paint)
- 1 – Light brown acrylic paint (or high gloss spray paint)
- 1 – Acrylic sealer
- Paint brush
- 1 – Sheet of each color card stock or construction paper: yellow, orange, light brown, dark brown and red
- 2 – ¾” wiggle eyes
- Alene’s® Tacky Adhesive Glue Dots
- 1 – Black Sharpie pen
- 1 –Brown Sharpie pen
- Turkey pattern sheet
Paint terra cotta pot with medium brown acrylic paint and saucer with light brown acrylic paint. Let dry.
Seal with Acrylic paint sealer. Let dry.
Cut turkey pattern. and trace to construction papers. Detail turkey patterns with brown Sharpie pen.
Detail turkey feathers with thoughts of Thankfulness with Black Sharpie pen.
Apply all Turkey parts with Tacky Glue Dots.
Golden Goose's Kitchen: Fall Mix
- Bugle chips
- Honeycomb cereal
- Boston Baked Beans
- Candy corn mix
Mix together and serve!
Golden Goose’s Suggestions:
Add any of your favorite treats to make it your own! Popcorn, marshmallows, goldfish, etc.
When we stop and think about it, we have so much to be thankful for! This month’s kindness challenge is to send a thank you card to someone that you are thankful for! It can be to anyone. A grandparent, a soldier, a veteran, a nanny or a teacher. Anyone who makes you say “thank you” is the perfect choice! Use your creativity to let your gratitude shine!
Turkey Tom Maze
Help Turkey Tom find his steaming cup of tea! Download this fun Turkey Tom maze. Print off extra so you can race your friends to see who can reach the finish line first! Remember, Turkey Tom loves all his little friends with big and thankful hearts!!!
November Journal Page
After you complete your challenge, be sure to download and print your September Journal Page! Write or draw how you completed your Kindness Challenge.
Don’t forget to have a grown-up help you scan or photograph your journal page and send it to:
This will enter you into our Heart of Gold Sweepstakes for your chance to win all sorts of fun prizes!