It's been and continues to be a confronting time with COVID-19 and the Black Lives Matter rallies. We've seen some appalling behavior but also some of the most beautiful acts of kindness as people come together to support one another.

In light of this difficult time, it's important that students are encouraged to participate in acts of kindness to help them understand that the positive things they do make a difference. 

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To help parents and teachers relay this message, and assist with distance learning challenges, we are launching a 10 Week Kindness Challenge for kids. The focus is on family and good deeds they can do at home. 

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

One act of kindness will be posted each Monday (Melbourne time) on FacebookInstagram and here on our blog. Instructions will be given for each one. 

Step 4 - Share pictures 

Help inspire others by showcasing idea 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. 

Your Week 1 Act of Kindness will be posted on Monday 29 June, 2020 (Melbourne time).

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