Someone stole a large display perfume bottle from the window of my husband’s store. At Christmas time a woman arrived with the bottle saying she couldn’t get the lid off. She said her children had given it to her for Christmas.

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Whether you're looking to build character at home or in the classroom, recognised kindness days are a great time to start a kindness campaign.

Kindness is a good old-fashioned value that does a lot more than just build character. Did you know that it can also:

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It seems such a little thing but it really made my day.

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Book Title:  Ella & Mrs Gooseberry – Discovering what love looks like

Author:  Vikki Conley

Illustrator:  Penelope Pratley

For Ages: 4-8

Themes:
love, empathy, compassion, kindness, understanding, giving, character, community

Related learning areas: Social and Emotional Learning (SEL), feelings awareness, character education

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Last week when I was in the supermarket shopping there was a huge racket in one of the isles. I couldn’t see what was happening but it went on for quite a while.

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Yesterday on my way home, there was a truck that had run out of gas. There was a woman and a child in the vehicle, and a little further down the beltline, there was a pregnant woman walking.

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There's nothing more heartwarming that good hearted kids who set examples of being kind. Our hope is that these examples of kindness from kids in different parts of the world can inspire your own children to step outside their comfort zone to make a difference. 

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We take homemade meals and “treats”, blankets, pillows, diapers, rash cream, boots, gloves, hand warmers to the homeless in Madison WI. The biggest thing we give them is the gift of TOUCH.

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I live in an apartment complex in New England. After a snowstorm, we all have to dig out our cars and move them so the maintenance crew can plow the whole lot.

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The first lawn manicure of the season is always the toughest, but this young neighbor made ours a whole lot easier with three little words: “Need some help?” read more β†’

The crumpled paper lesson is a very powerful bullying activity which we believe was originally used by a teacher in New York to show her students the lasting impact that anti-social and cruel behaviour can have.

We love this bullying lesson but adapted it to use in conjunction with our primary and elementary school curriculum during assemblies and in the classroom. We substituted a plain piece of paper for a red heart or cutout of a person (an activity in the curriculum for older students) to make it more relatable for kids.

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My aunt won a giveaway at a resort – so she invited us and we spent the weekend there. It was wonderful! However, it wouldn’t have been as amazing as it was if it hadn’t been for the hard-working Housekeepers.

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