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Inspire Kids to Gift Kindness at the Holidays with North Pole Ninjas

Bring kindness back to Christmas!

Thanks to our friends at Penguin Young Readers for sponsoring today’s post about inspiring kids to gift kindness.

I’m always up for reading new books, and when it comes to kids’ Christmas themed books, I’m a sucker. I won’t even lie. We have a bin of them that I pull out when the decorations come out.  This year, we’ll be adding North Pole Ninjas to the collection, along with a little stuffed Sensei and an (already well worn) envelope for ninja tasks.

North Pole Ninjas is this sweet kids book about some top secret elves who do some work on the side for Santa- and by having the book in your possession, you become a NPN as well…and the deal is, you do as many top secret acts of kindness as you can before Christmas, but without telling anyone. Well, I suppose you tell Santa when you send your ninja envelope back to him. It’s a cute story, pretty short, and it really does inspire kids to want to do more for others…to give kindness during the holiday season.  Hopefully, it inspires them to give kindness all of the time, too.

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…I loved this book so much I took it in and read it to my Sunday school class, and we challenged the kids to do Ninja tasks all month long. My kids have been SUPER excited to do some tasks- I’ve been the lucky recipient of a poem written by my younger two, together! and have caught glimpses of notes tucked into bags and coat pockets, and have overheard the kids asking their dad if they can go to the neighbors’ to help pull their big trash cans to their garage before they are home from work.

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Christmas is so fun and exciting for kids, and really, for me too. It’s one of my favorite times of the year.  It’s not just the gift buying and wrapping and watching someone open them, although that’s fun. It’s definitely about the birth of Jesus and the significance of that for Christians around the world. But it’s also a time of year when people seem a little more open to sharing what they have, in terms of time or things or money, and taking that extra moment to hold a door, or share a smile, be a little more kind and less indifferent. That’s what the North Pole Ninjas encompass to me. The spirit of Christmas, of helping others simply to help them, to be kind, expecting nothing in return. Just to be kind because it’s the right thing to do. Giving a gift to others- a smile, a hand, a hug, a help- a snack, a meal, a bed. It doesn’t matter what the gift is, but the meaning behind it. 

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 North Pole Ninjas

Mission: Christmas

By Tyler Knott Gregson and Sarah Linden

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Recommended for ages 4 – 8

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You may not know that Santa has a team of special elves, selected for their ability to help carry out top-secret missions that are all about helping, giving, caring, and listening. Anyone who receives this box is called upon to help carry out those top-secret missions with a bit of stealth and an open heart.

The gorgeously illustrated picture book retells the ancient legend the North Pole Ninjas use for new recruits. After reading the book, readers are given their own Ninja missions to carry out: 50 special tasks packed in a special envelope. Complete with a plush and huggable “sensei” to guide Ninjas on their journey, this is the perfect antidote to worrying about whether your child has been naughty or nice.

Figuring out what to get kids for Christmas can be hard, but the North Pole Ninjas book is here and it’s the perfect gift for kids (and their parents). Your mission is to help bring kindness back to Christmas and the easiest way to do that is to order the book for friends and loved ones.

 Teaching Kids to Gift Kindness at Christmas

One reader will win a copy of the North Pole Ninjas story book- winner chosen randomly from comments left on this post.  US only.  Giveaway ends 11/28/16 at 11:59 PM EST. 

Don’t forget to enter the #NorthPoleNinjas SWEEPSTAKES!  (Hosted BY Penguin Young Readers)

Share the spirit of the holidays and the chance to win $200 worth of books with friends!

 The holidays are a wonderful time of year to connect and reconnect with family and friends. So while you’re reaching out to loved ones this season, share a unique opportunity with them to enter the North Pole Ninjas Sweepstakes for the chance to win $200 worth of books for themselves or their favorite charity from Penguin Young Readers.

To enter, share a photo completing a North Pole Ninjas kindness mission and use both hashtags #NorthPoleNinjas and #Sweepstakes.

About the author: I’m a 30-something mom to three, brand ambassador. content creator, social media maven, blogger extraordinaire, earth lover, butcher, baker, candlestick maker (or something along those lines) – love word games, crafting, cake decorating or shooting pictures.

30 comments… add one
  • Sounds like a great book and the perfect book to give to children to encourage them to do more acts of kindness.
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  • My daughter would love the North Pole Ninjas book! What a great way to teach about kindness and the reason for the season!
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  • This is such a great idea. do you know if they make it for other faiths?
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    • No, but it is quite new so I'm not sure if they have plans to do it for other faiths.
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  • This is so cute! It's perfect for kids because they will also learn that every time they do something nice doesn't mean they have to get praise. I will have to share this with my little sister. Silvia www.lovelysilvia.com
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  • Christmas Ninja!! Yah!! My son would love this book. I like the idea behind the North Pole Ninjas.
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  • Those are adorable. I think my son would relate more to these ninjas than elves!
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  • This sounds like a great book for the holiday! Thanks for hosting a giveaway!
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  • Would love this for my son, always try to stress the importance of kindness to him
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  • That sounds like the perfect book for kids. I would love for my nieces and nephew to have this book this Christmas. Going to check it out!
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  • Kindness is so important for our kids to learn. I love this! My kids also live ninjas, so they'd love this book.
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  • I can't get over the sensai since he's absolutely adorable! I want one of my own. This is such a great idea.
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  • These are so adorable. I want to get them for my kiddos!
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  • Oooo now this sounds like something I need to get for my daughter!!! She's all about reading this year and into the Christmas spirit as well!
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  • This sounds like a great story. I love that it comes with a stuffie. It will be a great gift for the Holidays.
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  • This book sounds great. What a wonderful way to inspire kids to think of others during this holiday season.
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  • This sounds like a great book that my girls would enjoy. I love that it's about kindness. This time of year is a great time to make sure to always be kind to one another.
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  • Those are so cute. I think it is very important to teach kids how to be kind to others. They are usually in give me, give me mode around the holidays.
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  • What a cute and fun book. This is such a great gift idea for the little ones.
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  • Ok, that Sensei is cute and I love that it promotes kindness. I think that kindness and gratitude are important things to teach!
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  • This is a great idea to get the kids the North Pole Ninjas Mission Christmas book. I love that it comes with the stuffed Sensei too. The lessons it teaches the children are amazing. I love that it teaches the children that good deeds are the reward sometimes. Thanks for sharing this awesome movie for kids.
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  • How cool! Kids will surely love it! This is a great way to spread more kindness.
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  • The North Pole Ninjas are really cute & a great way to teach kids about kindness. The younger we teach them the more automatic it will become for them.
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  • Now this is something I can get behind. Elf on the Shelf tends to stress me out too much but the North Pole Ninjas sound like such a great way to teach kids how to treat others, especially during the holidays.
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  • What a wonderful idea. Love the concept of North Pole Ninjas. Such a great way to get the kids to think of others and not be self-focused - which can be hard during the holidays.
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  • Love this! So important to teach and keep in mind what the season is really supposed to be about.
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  • This is the most clever concept ever! I bet kids would be receptive to it!
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  • I love the message behind the North Pole Ninjas!! I would love to share this book with our lil man and help to remind him for the reason for the season :)
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  • I love this! We need to bring more kindness to this world. That goes double for Christmas. It's the time of year that should be the most about kindness.
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  • North Pole Ninjas sound so great! The Holidays can all too easily become all about getting with kids. It's important to remind them about how wonderful giving is.
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