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My class is K-2 ASD, but during literacy week this year we were paired up with a 5th grade class. Typically, that would be reading buddies, but we had to be creative because of Covid. We decided each student would make a bookmark for their buddy. It was great!

Hilary U. - Used with children with Autism

Resource:
Compliment Bookmarks

I am the Principal of a small rural primary school in Victoria. We have been implementing the Ripple Kindness Project in our school and community for 2 years now.
Each morning, before the day begins, we discuss our 'buckets' and it has become common and expected language. We talk and think about our own buckets and those of the others in our school and lives. It has become quite natural for our students to react kindly to people and situations.
As a school, we recently reviewed our school values to ensure they were truly reflective of what we do value and our current culture. I was taken aback when parents read my mind and suggested 'kindness' as our first and most prominent value. We settled on four values - Kindness, Wisdom, Integrity and Courage.
Thank you to the Ripple Kindness Project for assisting us on our upward trajectory. Kindness - the quality of being friendly, generous and considerate. This is now the driving force of our school and broader community! What a wonderful world our students are creating.

Aleasa Carlton, Principal - Victoria, Australia

Resource:
Ripple Kindness Project SEL Curriculum

We used this as a group kindness activity. They worked together with partners to color their posters. We then hung them up in the window for the whole community to see! They loved it! Thank you!

Sharlie W. - Used in Grade One

Resource:
Kindness Coloring Pages & Checklists Bundle

I used these little posters for Pink Shirt Day. I printed them out on pink paper and gave copies to the school Justice League. They each completed 1 to 2 posters and then I hung them around the school, so that we had a sea of pink for Pink Shirt Day.

Donna A. - Used in 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th Grades

Resource:
Kindness Coloring Pages

What appealed to us about Ripple Kindness was first the focus on kindness. We wanted something easy but pervasive so we can use it and infuse it everyday. We also love the idea of taking it outside the school to the families and the community.

Cindy B. - Principal, California, USA

Resource:
Ripple Kindness Project SEL Curriculum

My students loved these. We used them during our character traits unit. Since my school doesn't celebrate Valentine's Day, I used these as "kindness coupons in a "treasure chest" hung on their desk -- fun.

Elizabeth W. - Used in Kindergarten

Resource:
Kindness Coloring Pages

I am going to use this lesson every year. I used it before Covid-19. You can't go over kindness enough in my opinion and this was easy and engaging. 

Lesley Y. - Grade Three

Resource:
Enemy Pie Book Companion & Friendship Activity

What a wonderful concept! A positive way of crossing all barriers – religious, ethnic, economic, social, educational etc. It’s something every human being can do free of charge, no strings attached, no monetery rewards expected just the sheer joy of the heightened self-esteem that comes from knowing that you’ve made a worthwhile difference to someone else’s life.
As a retired Kinder teacher, it was always so satisfying and rewarding to see young faces light up at such simple pleasures as helping a classmate or myself. Encouraging children to give at an early age should make kindness an integral, automatic part of their personae.
I look forward to witnessing the success of your Ripple Kindness Project in our local communities thence, hopefully, to a world-wide audience. Start small, dream big as the saying goes! Here’s to your immeasurable success!!!

Michele - Retired Kinder Teacher, Sydney, Australia

Resource:
Ripple Kindness Project SEL Curriculum

Great community building resource. I really liked how it included everyone - teachers, students, parents and the Principal. Thank you. 

Samantha R. - K, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th grades

Resource:
Kindness Tree Bulletin Board

I was delighted to attend the launch of the Ripple Kindness Project at Bimbadeen Heights Primary School, a happy, lively occasion which was MCed by the schools wellbeing co-ordinator. Year 12 Luther College students, year 5 and 6 students from Good Shepherd Primary School and a student from Rolling Hills Primary School also attended and joined in by singing “Kindness Changes Everything”.

The Ripple Kindness Project is designed to foster the qualities of kindness and giving, and it teaches how these special qualities can positively influence their attitude, feelings and actions. The program can also help resolve one of our most serious threatening social problems we have – bullying and its negative effects.
I congratulate the director of Ripple Kindness, Lisa Currie on her hard work in developing the program and recommend that every school seriously consider implementing this excellent program.

An address given to the Victorian Parliament by Christine Fyffe MP,
Member for Evelyn – Victoria, Australia 
 

Resource:
Ripple Kindness Project SEL Curriculum

As an advocate for emotional learning in the classroom, I want to enthusiastically encourage you to support the “Ripple Kindness Project” curriculum. This outstanding whole school, whole child curriculum teaches students about their emotions and how their positive and negative interactions impact themselves and others. This positive psychology, social emotional learning curriculum provides opportunities for students to experience first-hand the addictive “feel good” emotions that flood the brain when one acts kindly.

Patty O'Grady, Ph.D. - University of Tampa, Florida 

Resource:
Ripple Kindness Project SEL Curriculum

I really liked all the sections of this resource. I like the posters and have pasted them in each child's SEL book. I really like all the work and the quality of the Ripple Kindness. 

Keryn J. - Used in Grade One

Resource:
Back to School Kindness Activities Bundle

I have found the Ripple Kindness Project’s curriculum extremely valuable in helping students see the positive value of showing kindness.
The students have embraced the concept and the kindness has now extended beyond the school gates to the wider community. The program gave teachers the resources and lesson plans to help build their confidence and skills in embracing kindness as a part of our Wellbeing Program. 

Lyn McIntosh, Assistant Principal - Australia 

Resource:
Ripple Kindness Project SEL Curriculum

My students absolutely loved these decorations that I used for my door! We talk a lot about kindness throughout the year. Once this was all hung up on my door, my students loved the idea that they could each have a piece of 'confetti' and write one way we can show kindness. This will also be great to reference on Random Acts of Kindness week in February. 

Taylor R. - Used with PreK-1st Grades with Learning Difficulties

Resource:
Throw Kindness Around Like Confetti Bulletin Board

This was a terrific resource with walking through the subject of Kindness with 3rd & 4th grade students as a school guidance activity. 

Bill H. - Used in 3rd and 4th grades

Resource:
Acrostic Poem Kindness Activity

At last, a curriculum support program that accentuates and rewards positive behaviours across the entire school community. It’s a must!

Julie D. - Australian Education Consultant

Resource:
Acrostic Poem Kindness Activity

My class have really enjoyed and put a big effort into producing their kindness posters.
It was pleasing to hear the kind, considerate discussions of how they could be very fair when producing these posters. A big improvement on their group work from earlier in the year. They all made sure everyone was involved and they really listened to each other’s ideas.
– Thelma, Year 3 teacher – Victoria, Australia

Thelma B. - Year 3 Teacher, Victoria Australia

Resource:
Ripple Kindness Project SEL Curriculum

This was an awesome resource! All of the kids really enjoyed it and it allowed us to do something fun and interesting during distance learning!

Christine C. - Used in 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th grades

Resource:
Kindness Jigsaw Puzzle Grade One and Two

I love these resources so much! Very neat and attractive and useful for our group.

I want to express my strong support for the innovative program on values, Ripple Kindness Project by Lisa Currie. It encompasses all the tenets of a committed society and has based a sound delivery of established social teaching. The work, commitment and presentation of this vanguard program is refreshing and escalates my faith in the community. Lisa’s drive is astounding – her passion clearly focused and her insights critical.
– Raymond, Primary School Principal – Victoria, Australia

Raymond - Principal, Victoria, Australia 

Resource:
Growth Mindset - Kindness Posters

I love everything Ripple Kindness Project does - and this one is so effective! Thank you!

Our school's kindness club loved this and wanted to give the library all the finished bookmarks so the librarian could hand them out to those checking out books. 

Melissa B. - Used in Grade Five, Six, Seven, Eight

Resource:
Kindness Bookmarks Coloring Pages

This was great for my students who are struggling while out of their routine during digital learning has started.

Jeannette R. - Grade Three - students with learning difficulties, with mild to severe disabilities, on the autism spectrum.

Resource:
Kindness Coloring Pages

This resource is an important one to have in my teacher toolbox. I'm grateful for the way it is set up. It is both teacher and kid-friendly. Thank you.

Beautiful resource with lots of options! Used to decorate a bulletin board in our front lobby to go along with our school Acts of Kindness Challenge. Catches the eye! Lots of compliments on it.

Sarah P. - Used in K, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th grades

Resource:
Throw Kindness Around Like Confetti Bulletin Board

I used the materials to make gratitude centers in the counseling center in Nov. Classes came to me and were grouped into different centers and got to move around. Best lesson ever, and it's my favorite topic.

Kimberley W. - 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th grades

Resource:
Gratitude Activities Bundle

Nice sized posters - convenient to print from home. I used coloured card-stock for some and plain white for others so we could colour them in. Nice messages. Easy enough for my kindergardener to read with a little assistance. 

Amanda W. - Used in Kindergarten

Resource:
Growth Mindset Coloring Pages

I was not happy with our policy on dealing with bullying; it was based on sanctions that did not modify children's behaviour.
The Ripple Kindness curriculum embodies what I felt our school needed: a positive approach to teaching children how to respond to each other and so prevent bullying or unkind behaviour.
It is not an anti-bullying approach but demonstrates to children how they should treat each other. We need to model expected behaviour rather than just punish poor behaviour.

Geraldine Ciantar - Principal, Suffolk, UK

Resource:
Ripple Kindness Project SEL Curriculum

Lovely classroom decor. Loved the different printing options too. Very bright and great messages to display in the classroom. Extremely happy with this resource! 

Stefanie D. - Used in Grade Six

Resource:
Growth Mindset Kindness Posters

I mailed one of each of these to my students to remind them that we are still all in this together. Some hung them in their rooms, while others put them in their windows for everyone to see. Thank you.

Bobbi C. - Used in Grade Four

Resource:
Self Esteem Notes

We are putting a big focus on mindfulness this year and this is a great supplement to that!

I used these posters when talking with my students about being kind and how we can show kindness towards others. Keeping them on display in the classroom is a helpful reminder to the students. They would also be great to display in the hallway for all students to view.

Michelle C. - Used in Kindergarten

Resource:
Kindness Is... Growth Mindset Posters

As a parent and teacher, I believe it is paramount that students are more open to learning and developing positive attitudes when they feel safe, happy and healthy. Health doesn’t just mean physical health but encompasses mental and emotional health. This has been a challenge for everyone involved in the education of young people.
The ‘Kindness Ripple Project’ provides one such way of promoting emotional and mental health in schools. Students are encouraged to be proactive in spreading love and kindness to others and experience similar emotions in return. Changing mindsets help towards creating a positive and loving environment. Teacher Notes are provided which are straight forward and easy to use. The kindness cards are beautiful and a joy to receive and give. This program is inspiring for those who are passionate about creating a more caring world.
– Maria, Year 3/4 teacher – Victoria, Australia

Maria - Year 3/4 Teacher, Victoria, Australia 

Resource:
Ripple Kindness Project SEL Curriculum

Congratulations and well done Mrs. Currie for writing this program. Being kind to others doesn’t always happen easily. It sometimes takes a special effort and sometimes means that we need to go out of our way to make sure that being kind is always at the front of our minds when we meet and get along with others.

The Ripple Kindness Project can help to change the world as the kind things you do and say spread around the globe. People may forget what you say to them but they will never forget how you made them feel”.

Leigh Johansen - Principal, Victoria, Australia 

Resource:
Ripple Kindness Project SEL Curriculum

These resources are perfect for my students! I love to see everyone grow in gratitude! It makes everything enough!!

If you're a teacher who has used our resources or would like something specific for your classroom, we'd love for you to share your ideas and experiences. Your testimonials help us to improve our SEL resources or create useful new ones to serve you better.