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Kindness Activities: A Character Education and Class-Building Activity


This character education and classroom-building activity teach kindness in the classroom. Just print-n-go and you're ready to start!

This is an excellent activity to build self-esteem in the classroom! It can be used anytime during the year and is a perfect way for students to practice expressing their appreciation and gratitude for their fellow classmates and friends.

This team-building activity helps students appreciate each other’s talents and gives practice expressing themselves in writing. This activity also boosts class morale and makes everyone in the class feel appreciated.

1. Have each student pick a piece of lined paper. There are several different varieties for students to choose from as well as a blank one in this pack.

2. Have students write their name (in rainbow colors for younger students) at the top of their page and decorate the page.

3. Next, have a class discussion about the best ways of expressing your appreciation for people and classmates.

4. In this pack are posters with sample statements to display around the classroom to help students give appropriate and specific compliments.

5. Each student places their page on the top of their desk and rotates to the next desk in the row until they’ve written one compliment for every student in the class.

6. After students have returned to their desk and read through all the compliments left for them by their classmates, have them pick their favorite compliment to share with the class!

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    • For personal use, classroom use, and non-commercial use only. It is unlawful to distribute any part of this file for any reason (whether they are free or for purchase).
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  • We'd love to see how you use these activities in your classroom--- Tag @heart2heartteaching on Instagram!


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Where do I print my download?
For BEST RESULTS, print the posters on the premium brochure and flyer paper from Office Depot. Using this paper gives the posters a vibrant look that really makes the colors pop! Or send the file to a print shop. But don't worry about that if you need these quickly! Just print on regular paper on the best quality setting on your printer.

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