Encourage students to share the story about a powerful act of kindness that they have experienced.
This activity supports the development of the following social-emotional skills: self-awareness, social awareness, relationship skills, and responsible decision-making.
Guide students through a discussion about a powerful act of kindness that they have experienced. You might ask:
Then, prompt students to use these guiding questions to illustrate the "ripple effect" of kindness, and show how one person's actions can make a positive impact on others, inspiring them to also practice kindness towards others.
Students might create artwork, write a journal entry or poem, gather words and images in a collage, or record a video to illustrate this effect.
Share your students’ stories with your Empatico partner class (e.g., through a live virtual exchange or a tool like Flipgrid, Wakelet, Gimkit Ink, or Padlet). Invite students to share more about their experiences and ask each other questions.
Guide students through a post-activity reflection by asking the following questions: