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We hope you and your pupils are coping during these uncertain times. The education community is doing amazing work to help children continue their learning. We want to help you by providing some quick activity ideas on kindness that you can share with your learners and their parents.

Things may feel unsettled right now, but one thing is clear: small acts of kindness can make a difference. There has certainly been an outpouring of kindness across the country and children can play their role too. 

Use our kindness calendar to help children learn about the importance of being kind to themselves and encourage them to share their kindness with others. They can record daily acts of kindness and review all they have achieved at the end of each week. There are 10 activities to accompany the calendar and children and facilitators can also add their own.

Here are some ideas to get you started:

  •  write or draw what kindness means to them
  •  check in on neighbours in a safe way – perhaps, put a note through their door
  •  call or write to a relative
  •  draw a rainbow and put it in your window to show hope
  •  write down three things they are grateful for
  •  do something helpful for a friend or family member – help lay the table or could they keep their bedroom tidy?
  •  stay at home - by following this advice you are being kind to others in the community and helping to save lives.

As this week marks the start of a new month, it’s the perfect time to download the kindness calendar and encourage parents to share kind acts on social media using #PowerofKindness

We also have a wide range of other free resources on our website to help build resilience which you can explore here.