Random Acts of Kindness Lessons, Lists, and More
Wonderful Kindness Resources Are Available From The Random Acts of Kindness Foundation
It’s Random Acts of Kindness Week! My favorite resource is and always has been the Random Acts of Kindness Foundation! They offer free printable’s and materials for educators which are high quality and very inspirational. They also include stories to share and lists of ideas to get you started. This year they are on a mission to make 2016 the Year of Kindness! I for one, am on board.
Putting off things is very easy to do (Our Communications Director, Kelsey, is currently putting off doing her laundry, for example). And that even applies to things that make you feel great, like doing a random act of kindness.
For me, one of the most important parts of teaching kindness is the removal of the victim mentality and replacing it with the hero within. Think of how often our kids are hearing about how the world has gone down the tubes. How people these days are selfish and cruel. How neighbors don’t care about each other anymore. The list goes on and on.
With a simple act of kindness such as delivering a plate of cookies to your neighbors (even if you have never stopped to speak to them before) you can change the idea that our children can’t have great neighbors. They can form a relationship and often discover that they do have awesome neighbors who now know their name and care about them. It is often that simple. Encouraging relationships with your neighbors also offers children something else they really need; a sense of community.
We can allow our children to believe they live in a world where neighbors don’t care about each other in effect becoming the victim of their circumstance. Or, with our help, they can reach out with kindness by being the world-changing hero and in effect overcome this and many other false perceptions about the world we are living in. In the end, peace and new friends await. Often just one kind word away.
Let’s see what we can do to improve our little corner of the world this week!
Let’s talk about these resources I mentioned. Here is something really cool! There are few things so motivating as a true commitment! Check out the Take The Pledge Form from Random Acts of Kindness!
Here is a fantastic list of 50 Ways to Be Kind
By Kelsey G. 13th October 2015 50 Fun Random Acts of Kindness Week Ideas: 1. Pay it Backward: buy coffee for the person behind you in line.2. Compliment the first three people you talk to today.3. Send a positive text message to five different people right now.4.
We will be heading to the local library today with these bookmarks provided by The Random Acts of Kindness Foundation to stow away in books.Download their RAK Week 2016 media kit to get yours.
Discover and share great articles gathered by RAK Foundation like this one!
As your oldest child begins to fill out her college application, it is hard not to feel a rising panic. For the last four years she has thrown herself into her school work, taken AP classes, studied for the SAT, worked on the school paper, played on the field hockey team and tutored elementary school children.
For educators, The Random Acts of Kindness Foundation offers resources and curriculum you can bring into your classroom. I have personally used the writing prompts, project ideas and their Educator’s Guide. Check out these and more here.
Check out some of our other posts about Teaching and Practicing Kindness Below:
OK, hopefully, you are all set to get out there and spread some kindness! We wish you the very best! Be sure to visit RAK’s website and take advantage of all the amazing materials they have to assist you on your kindness journey. And then, please feel free to share your thoughts or adventures below in the comments! We love to hear from you!