If you've been following our challenge, you might have noticed that the week 1 challenge was to Give a Compliment. So why are we posting another compliment challenge? Because compliments are important and kids need to practise...
Giving a compliment is a really nice way to let someone know they're important to you and receiving one always makes you feel special.
Why I love teaching kids about complimenting people is that it takes them out of their own head to shift the focus to someone else. They actually have to think about another person which means they're not thinking about themselves. This is such an important thing for kids to learn as many teenagers in particular are often seen as living in their own world where they're full of self-importance. Getting in the habit of giving compliments helps them to expand that world to include those around them.
This week, challenge your children to give a compliment to someone each and every day. Once they're given one to each member of their household, suggest they contact their grandparents, teacher or a friend to say something positive and make them feel good.
Haven't joined yet? Here's how to participate
Step 1 - Invite others to participate
Being a part of this fun challenge is easy and though it's aimed at kids, we'd love to see adults joining in as well. Apart from being a great activity to nurture positive character traits, we're aiming to send a whole lot of good vibes out into the universe. To have as bigger impact as possible, we'd love to see your kids invite their friends to participate. They can form a group and keep each other accountable while sharing ideas. Teachers may like to use it with their class and include a writing activity by having their students document each act of kindness with words and photos.
To get them inspired and see what an impact a group can have, here's a math problem for kids to figure out. Count how many people they personally know are taking part of this challenge or are part of their group or class. Multiply that number by 10 acts of kindness for each person. The answer to that is how many acts of kindness they will give and how many people they will affected in a positive way! Imagine a class of 25 students, that's a huge 250 people who will be made to feel special.
Step 2 - Download the checklist
Download and print the checklist. Color a star each week that an act of kindness is given. It doesn't matter if a week is missed, kids can pick up where they left off anytime but should aim to complete all 10 good deeds.
Step 3 - Check our posts
Step 4 - Share pictures
Help inspire others by show casing ideas with photos! Go to our Facebook page and post yours under the appropriate post. We may even share some of them on our blog!
It's as simple as that!