Related ELA Standard: SL.K.1
Be a kind and good person is what we hope for all our children, but like anything we don't come fully equipped with those skills. There are many ways we can help students learn to be kind. The first and most important is to always model kindness, that makes it spread like wildfire. You can also emphasize the importance of friendship and asking for and accepting help. For some students this will come very naturally for others it will be a bit of a struggle. If you continue to assert that we are all in this together, students will often feel much more comfortable and come around quicker. These worksheets will have students look at many different situations to help them better develop their interpersonal skills.
Home and School -
Describe an act of kindness someone did for you at school. How does it make you feel when someone is considerate of you?
10 Ways -
List 10 reasons to be kind to others. Where can you get started with it today?
What Does it Mean to Be Kind? -
Imagine you are writing to a pen pal in another country. In your last
letter, you used the word kindness, but when your pen pal wrote back, she said
she didn't understand the word kindness.
The Quilt -
Have each student draw a picture of a kind act inside the quilt
square. Students will cut out each square, and then use tape to assemble the
class "kindness quilt."
Acts of Kindness -
Describe an act of kindness that you can do at each of the following places. We then look at the level of significance that exists in act.
Random Acts -
Perform at least 6 random acts of kindness today. Write
down each act of kindness in one of the circles below.
How Would You Do It? -
Describe how you can use each of the following to
perform a good act. We look at all the different ways that we share our emotions with others.
It Counts! - Describe how you can be handle each of the following
situations. These are common scenarios that you see in grade six on up.
What Have You Done Lately? -
Take some time to examine all the different ways in which you could have handled situations better. Also assess what you did right.
Being There For Someone - Imagine a friend of yours is having a hard day. List at least three
ways that you could help your friend.
Giving Care -
How would you care for these people? Would you do similar things or change a few things up.
Better Yourself -
How can you be a gentler you? This is a real overview of the unit as a whole.
All About Today -
Dive in and act now. These help you plot out your next week ahead of you. Being prepared is the first step to change.
How to Inspire Kindness in Children
Here are some ways to inspire kindness in children.
Make Helping A Classroom Affair
It is very important to bring acts of kindness to the classroom if you want to teach your students about kindness. It is best to start with kids at an early age. You can encourage kids to help each other in any possible way. Teach them to look for opportunities to be of help to others. You can also appreciate the small acts of kindness. It has been proved that appreciation leads towards more good behavior.
Teach Respect For The Earth
When you are teaching the kids about kindness, it is important that you do not miss out on the most important thing; respect for the earth. We live on this planet, it is our home. Just like we do efforts to keep our home in a good shape, we should do efforts for the earth as well. Teach the children that they should never litter the earth. Also, teach them about the process of recycling. Assign some fun recycling activities to the kids.
Responsible people are always more kind. It is important to teach responsibility to the children if you want them to be kind. You can give them duties or chores that they should take as their responsibilities.
Teamwork is a great way that encourages kindness. You get to work with people you might not get along with. But the end goal of everyone is the same, to deliver the best. Assign some fun activities with teamwork.
Cheer Up Friends
One of the best acts of kindness is to make someone laugh when they are sad. Teach the kids to never miss out on the opportunity to cheer someone up. Tell them if they ever find a class fellow who seems low, they should cheer them up with their ideas.
Gratitude is a great act of kindness. Teach the children to say thanks to everyone who helps them. They can say thanks to the school janitor, teacher, or even friends.