Kindness Curriculum Overview
The Ripple Kindness Project for Schools is a comprehensive, fun and rewarding,
on-going whole school positive psychology curriculum. It provides the early intervention that can redirect children’s thoughts, feelings and actions to improve social, emotional and mental health and reduce bullying.
Rich in SEL, kindness and mindfulness, our lesson plans and activities are aimed at the classroom, home and community so children foster positive character traits in all walks of life. Students are given opportunities to experience first-hand the feel-good emotions that are produced when being kind. The benefits are immense, and not just for children as teachers and other members of the school community are also positively affected.
Many traditional anti-bullying programs have been tested in schools, often with disappointing results. We are convinced that in order to reduce bullying and address issues such as low self-esteem and depression, schools must think outside the square to include Social and Emotional Learning (SEL), kindness and mindfulness as a part of the syllabus.
Bullying behaviour can be the result of poor emotional intelligence or unfavourable home environments. Blaming and shaming or expelling students is a band-aid solution usually without positive outcomes. Instead, children must be taught how to change their behaviour in a supportive environment where they can nurture positive relationships and enjoy a feeling of belonging.
Understanding the ever-growing pressure on teachers with an already crowded curriculum, we’ve made it easy to integrate lessons and activities into existing timetables. Ripple Kindness Project for Schools offers seven years of positive psychology with a variety of activities and homework assignments as well as an extensive list of additional activities and resources to reinforce and complement teachings.
Your Package Includes:
7 age-appropriate, flexible and easy-to-use modules
• Homework assignments
• Group discussion ideas
• Whole school activity concepts to foster emotional intelligence,
building resilience, and highlight the importance of being kind and considerate
towards themselves and others
• Activities for the classroom, home and community to encourage
children to be kind and respectful outside the school gate, with the definitive
aim of reinforcing that the program is not just a school project but a way of life
• Flexible lesson plan concepts that can be mixed and matched to suit
individual classrooms and timetables
Quickly and easily assess which subject areas activities cover.
300 Ripple Kindness Cards for children
‘Pay it forward’ style cards for children are included for use with students in Years 2, 3 and 4.
100 Ripple Kindness Cards for adults
Adult cards are specifically designed to inspire teachers and engage the community.
• Facts about the benefits of kindness
• Tips for creating positive classrooms
• Ideas to improve teacher well-being
• Activities to introduce mindfulness
• Lesson and worksheet guidelines
• Recommended reading options
• Supplementary kindness activities
• Printable display posters and other useful classroom resources
• Student award certificates and nomination forms
• Inspirational video clip (performed by children)
• Kindness Changes Everything song lyrics and sheet music
Emailed to your inbox and filled with kind ideas, inspirational stories, new resources and useful tips, contributions from our Ripple Kindness schools and supporters, etc.
Further resources available on request
Children’s and adult Ripple Kindness Cards for subsequent years.
Ripple Kindness Project for Schools has been reviewed by and included in the
KidsMatter Program Guide.