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Children Will Change the World!
Mohatma Gandhi said “Be the change you wish to see in the world.”
We believe our children offer us the key to doing just this. Children can make the world a better place using their smile as a simple act of kindness. “This is not a theory, this is a proven fact: one smile can change the world.”
Based upon this factual belief, Mr. E’s Mystery Art Box was created.
Eddie Egloff, a public school art teacher, affectionately referred to as “Mr. E” by his K through 8th grade school students, created the Mystery Art Box in collaboration with Tracy Shoneman, a fellow teacher in the Denver Public School system. Both Mr. E. and Ms. Shoneman, who began their teaching careers over 20 years ago, will happily give testimony to the power of the smile of a child.
The goal in developing Mr. E’s Mystery Art Box is to use the medium of art to empower children and allow them to prove to themselves that they are powerful creators in their own worlds.
One Art Class at a time!
Each month a Mystery Art Box is mailed to the artist(s) in your family with instructions that it not be opened until their ZOOM class with Mr. E begins at 10:00am on the second Saturday of each month.
The contents of the Mystery Art Box changes every month to support the Artist being presented that month. The Mystery Art Box always includes engaging information on the featured Artist; quality artist’s tools to support the art project; related materials to assist the children in their goal of extending random acts of kindness; and ALWAYS a surprise or two.
Month by month the children’s confidence and self-esteem grow as they experience reactions to their smiling efforts to extend acts of kindness. They feel valued and respected and through their efforts they develop empathy and compassion.
They are proud of themselves and develop a healthy sense of self-respect. They learn about and appreciate the artist featured that month and relate positively to their ability to create art that generates smiles from others. Slowly the children see they are changing the world with their smile and acts of kindness.
Your Mission Begins:
Change the world
The Mystery Art Box always includes engaging information on the featured Artist; quality artist’s tools to support the art project; related materials to assist the children in their goal of extending random acts of kindness; and ALWAYS a surprise or two.
Share the smiles
The children will create their own art and then share their work!
They may choose to make cookies (with your help) from the recipe in their Mystery Art Box.
They may choose to create a greeting card and decorate an envelope from the materials included in their Mystery Art Box and then deliver to a friend or neighbor.
They may elect to create a postcard from their Mystery Art Box and prepare it for mailing by addressing and stamping and taking it to the post office (with your help) to surprise a relative or neighbor or friend that may need a rainbow in their day.
The children will also have a worksheet in their Mystery Art Box that encourages them to create their own ideas for spreading kindness with a smile.
They will change the world.