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The mission of The Random Acts of Kindness Foundation is to make kindness the norm in our schools, workplaces, homes & communities. We work toward that goal by creating free content that promotes kindness toward others & teaches important social emotional learning skills to kids.

All our resources for schools, home & community & the workplace are free.

We also have other resources to inspire you to be kind wherever you are—kindness ideas, kindness quotes, the kindness blog, kindness videos and kindness stories.

Kindness at School

Don't just expect kindness from your kids—teach them! We have taken our CASEL approved, highly effective, evidence-based Kindness in the Classroom® social emotional learning curriculum and made it better. By including a focus on equity, teacher self-care, and digital citizenship, we are excited to share a more engaging, relatable, and inclusive curriculum.

Grades K-5       Grades 6-8

Free Training Materials

NEW High School Curriculum

Our new 16-week High School elective course will give you the opportunity to gather new and deeper insights about respect, caring, integrity, inclusiveness, and courage and to begin to apply them in new and more meaningful ways. And by completing your Kindness Capstone Project you can earn 50 community service credit hours to satisfy your graduation requirements.

High School Curriculum

Lesson plans
Social distance

Distance Learning
Mini-lessons

While academics are important during this time of distancing, we believe social emotional skills are incredibly valuable to our mental health.

For those of you looking to include social emotional learning into your daily/weekly curriculum, we've added some mini-lessons that can be done at home alone or with others in your household. Most importantly, take care of yourself and your own well-being. It's not easy to learn if you aren't practicing self care!

Download All Mini-lessons

Also check out our distance learning tips for schools and parents and other free school resources below.

February calendar
2020 Kindness Calendars

An act of kindness each day.

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Coloring pages
Kindness Coloring Pages

Take a brain break.

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50 ways poster
50 Ways to Be Kind Poster

Inspiration for your classroom.

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Bookmarks
Kindness Bookmarks

A kind way to keep your place.

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Certificate
Recognition Certificates

A little recognition goes a long way.

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Bingo
Kindness Bingo

Challenge your friends.

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Kindness at Home & in Your Community

ANNOUNCING OUR NEW KINDNESS CHALLENGE!

We've designed a fun kindness challenge to help make kindness the norm™ at home & in your neighborhood. Your challenge (if you choose to accept it) is to complete a series of kindness activities to fill in 60 'hearts'. Each act of kindness is worth one, two or three 'hearts' based on how challenging they are: one-heart activities are quick and easy, two-heart activities are more involved, and three-heart activities are challenging & will take more time.

Booklet 0
Booklet 1
Booklet 2
Booklet 3
Booklet 4
Booklet 5
Booklet 6
Booklet 7

There's a good mix of activities: various random acts of kindness meant to be done in your home & neighborhood, writing prompts, self-care activities and fun coloring pages too. You choose which activities to do and when to do them—so no pressure. Just do the ones that sound fun to you.

Can you complete the challenge & fill in all 60 hearts?

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You can also download a paginated PDF so you can make your own booklets at home. Click here for details.

Kindness at Work

Transform your workplace with our FREE 12 month kindness calendar. The calendar features monthly themes structured to create a kinder work culture. Each month offers daily ideas for individuals to complete in a few minutes or less. On top of the daily ideas, there is a team-based activity that can be used to celebrate kindness each month as a team, a small group or the whole company!

Download 2020 Calendar

See our other resources for the workplace below...

Workplace calendar

NEW WORKPLACE RESOURCE

Seven steps

7 Steps to Create a
Kinder Workplace

The origin of the word culture comes directly from the Latin word cultura which means to grow or cultivate. Culture is key to a company’s success or failure. Creating a workplace where people feel connected, have a sense of purpose, and are appreciated and recognized for their contributions makes for a stronger, more successful organization.

This action planning guide includes seven key ingredients that make for a positive and kind culture where people want to show up and do their best:

  1. Setting a Tone
  2. Modeling Behavior
  3. Creating a Safe and Supportive Environment
  4. Strengths, Mistakes and Growth Mindset
  5. Trust, Boundaries and Belonging
  6. Communication and Collaboration
  7. Celebration

Download Workplace Guide

Download other helpful workplace resources below.

Workplace poster
Kindness at Work Poster

A poster showing various ways you can be kind while at work. Hang this in the break room to inspire your team!

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Workplace certificate
Kindness Award Certificate

Recognize your teammates for their kindnesss by presenting them with a Kindness Award Certificate.

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Workplace tag cards
Tag! You're It! Cards

Start a fun game of Kindness Tag in your office where you do anonymous acts of kindness for your teammates.

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SOCIAL DISTANCING

KINDNESS RESOURCES
Thumb bernard hermant dclpetmvdk8 unsplash Upcycle

Learn how to upcycle one of the items you use often in life.

Thumb hangouts Stay in Touch

Set up a Google Hangout or Facetime with friends.

Thumb screen casting o x2 YMCA 360 Free Video Classes

You can take group exercise classes for all ages right in your own home at no charge for a limited time!

Thumb jeshoots com ecktzgjc iu unsplash Hold an Online Video Game Night

Hold an online video game night with family and/or friends.

Thumb alejandro luengo jsvor46xk8q unsplash Take a walk

Take a walk around the block to get some fresh air.

Thumb cats Photo Shoot with Cats

Lighten up social media with a photo shoot with your pets - get creative, but never put yourself or your pet in harms way.

Thumb laura fuhrman 73ojlcahqhg unsplash Go through old photos

Revisit the past by looking at some old photographs.

Thumb cosmic Cosmic Kids Yoga

Yoga, mindfulness and relaxation designed specially for kids aged 3+, used in schools and homes all over the world.

SEE OUR INSPIRING COLLECTION OF

KINDNESS QUOTES

GO BE KIND AND DO A FEW

KINDNESS IDEAS

READ THE LATEST FROM

THE KIND BLOG

READ A FEW INSPIRING

KINDNESS STORIES

UPCOMING KINDNESS EVENTS

SAVE THE DATE
World Kindness Day

November 13, 2020

Random Acts of Kindness Week

February 14-20, 2021

Random Acts of Kindness Day®

February 17, 2021

Imagine a world where we can succeed by being nice...

Where we all look out for each other...

Where we all pay it forward...

And where kindness is the norm.