Discuss ways to practice kindness towards ourselves, others, and the world around us, and then reinforce these skills by playing fun Kahoot! games.
This activity supports the development of the following social-emotional skills: self-awareness, social awareness, relationship skills, responsible decision-making, and self-management.
Engage students in a discussion about what kindness means to them, and ways they have experienced kindness in the past. Then, introduce the three different types of kindness (towards yourself, others, and the world around us). Ask students to brainstorm examples for each type of kindness, and use the examples below for inspiration!
Kindness to Yourself
Kindness to Others
Kindness to the World
Play the Kahoot! game below with your students to learn more about the three different types of kindness. This game contains slides about different ways to practice kindness, short role-playing exercises, poll questions, and reflection prompts.
Bring students together for a "compassion circle", and use the Kahoot! game below to encourage them to set goals for themselves to practice kindness, and give others a shout-out for being good friends. Consider making this part of your students' regular routine (e.g., during morning circles) to encourage them to practice kindness everyday.
Guide your students in a post-activity reflection by asking the following questions: