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Whether you're looking to build character traits at home or in the classroom, recognized kindness days are a wonderful time to start a kindness campaign.
Kindness is a good old-fashioned value that does a lot more than improve character. Did you know that it can also;
These are just a few of the amazing benefits but you can see the full list by reading our POST that explains why kindness should be taught in schools to reduce bullying.
Back to the kindness days I mentioned! There are several Internationally recognized kindness days throughout the year. These are the ones you should pop on your calendar.
Get your free kindness checklist
Each year, we encourage adults and children to download a kindness checklist to help them participate in these positive events. Checking off good deeds is a fun and rewarding activity kids and parents can do together or they can challenge one another by both printing a checklist.
Kids get to check off three or more items in each of four categories: kindness at school, kindness at home, kindness in the community and kindness with an adult.
The adult list also has four categories; kindness to others, kindness to yourself, low-cost kindness and kindness with kids.
Both versions of our list have been downloaded thousands of times and kids from all round the world send us photos of their completed lists!
This year we decided it was time for a spruce up and our kids list has had some subtle changes like a few new kindness ideas and an improved page for coloring!
We encourage as many kids and adults as possible to join us on kindness days. We like to take advantage of the entire week that day falls in to give everyone a chance to check off as many acts as possible.
Join us to spread kindness far and wide. Download your kindness checklist below.
Adults can join in with their kids by getting their own checklist HERE.
Get your school involved!
Each year we have teachers download the checklist to get their students involved to create a positive culture in their school. It fills our hearts knowing that we're able to reach so many young people and that over time, kindness becomes an instinctive and natural part of who they are.
After some schools contacted to ask for customized lists for their classrooms, we decided it was best to create a blank Google Slides version where teachers could make their own. This way they could ask their students to contribute acts of kindness in each of the categories or have them use the Google Slides template to create their own checklist. We also made a list for working in groups so students could enjoy making a difference together. Teachers can find our editable checklist on our TpT store along with a range of kindness and emotional intelligence resources that complement our year-long social-emotional learning curriculum.
Share your completed checklists HERE!