“Eggs are perfect to paint on when you are learning about things that can break. When you know that something is really fragile, you take care of it. When you see that the whole earth and everything in it can be fragile—well, you can imagine how that makes you feel. Maybe if we all cared for each other and the earth with our whole hearts, the world would be happy, and we could relax and enjoy it together.”
—a third-grader after completing the Egg Painting Compassion Project
Cultivating Mindfulness, Empathy, and Compassion
in Our Schools
through Storytelling, Art, and Poetry
All the egg paintings and poems on this website were created by elementary school children who have participated in this program. In order to respect their privacy, we've removed names from their projects.