Inspiring people to practice kindness and pass it on to others

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Additional Classroom Materials

Some of our lesson plans feature 21st-century learning skills, easily adaptable for technology-enhanced education. Other plans use simple supplies to link learning and kindness. Whatever your needs, these plans will spark ideas and kind action in your classroom.

Browse through all lesson plans or select lesson plans by age or curriculum area. For still more ideas, visit the Classroom to Community pages for videos, lesson plans and discussion guides.

Arts & Crafts

When you want to express kindness through creativity, these lesson plans are just the thing. Click on “Read more” to see the full lesson plan, or use our links to share an idea with colleagues.

Cooperative Learning Projects
Kindness Compliments
Kindness Counts!
Kindness Counts Book
Kindness Graffiti Wall
Papier-Mâché Retirement Buddies
Patriotic Pins/C.A.R.E. Project
Positive Posters

Elementary School

The elementary years are the perfect time to plant the seeds of kind thought. These lessons are easy to use, or let them spur your school’s ideas. Click on “Read more” to see the full lesson plan, or use our links to share an idea with colleagues.

The ABC’s of Kindness
Bee Kind Hearts
Caught!
February Friendship Bugs
Kindness Counts!
Monthly Activities: Changing the World, One Month at a Time
Pay It Forward Kindness Project
Planting Seeds of Kindness
RAK Week Lessons and Projects
Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer
Plant a Seed of Kindness
Spreading Kindness All Around
Using "Kindness"
Wall of Kindness
How Full Is Your Bucket?

Middle School

Early adolescents are learning how to treat others with true kindness and respect. Foster their sense of consideration with these lessons, created just for them. Click on “Read more” to see the full lesson plan, or use our links to share an idea with colleagues.

Character Ambassadors
Hidden Values
Kindness Fables
Making Headlines
Memories from the Heart
Passing Notes
Caring When It Counts

Reading and Writing

Literature is a mirror of our society. These lessons demonstrate that books, reading and writing can inspire us to follow the calling of our higher selves. Click on “Read more” to see the full lesson plan, or use our links to share an idea with colleagues.

Correctional Facility Reading
"Meet Danitra Brown" Lesson on Friendship
Giving Tree Lesson
Kindness Curriculum
Kindness Feels Good
Heroes, Kindness, and "To Kill a Mockingbird"

Service Projects

Children and communities often find powerful kindness lessons in service learning. Click on “Read more” to see the full lesson plan, or use our links to share an idea with colleagues.

Developing Kids with Character through Service Learning

Theater (Play)

We commissioned the writing of a play called "Domino" that your class can perform while learning about kindness. The play has three versions for different grade levels and comes with a study guide.

Domino Play written by Jessica Robblee, Buntport Theater

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Classroom to Community

For more great ideas to teach kindness in the classroom, check out our Classroom to Community series. Meet people from around the country and see their stories of kindness. Each video has an accompanying lesson plan that you can use to further inspire your students to do kindness.