NEW Kindness at Home

We're excited to announce our new program for making kindness the norm at home!

At the Random Acts of Kindness Foundation, we believe kindness starts with one, and there is no "one" better than you (the parent or guardian to your kids) to start a kindness revolution at home. You have the power to set a kind tone for your entire household. What you do matters, and we are here to help. There's never been a better time to infuse more kindness at home!

With the Kindness at Home curriculum, you'll get:

  • Quick, convenient kindness activities for families of all ages,
  • Discussion topics, and
  • Journal prompts emailed right to you each week.

Each month covers a different kindness concept and offers more detailed activities and a final concept project—beyond the emails—to help you bring your family closer together through kindness.

Download the parent / guardian guide to read details on how the program works & what you'll be doing.

Fill your home with kindness.
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If you don't want to get weekly emails, you may download all the materials now or download individual units by clicking the links below.

Respect Caring Inclusiveness Integrity Responsibility Courage

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Download Caring Unit
Download Inclusiveness Unit
Download Integrity Unit
Download Responsibility Unit
Download Courage Unit

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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!

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Download Individual PDFs

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

2021 calendar
2021 Kindness Calendar

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 idea that can be used to celebrate kindness each month as a team!

Download 2021 Calendar

See our other resources for the workplace below...

Workplace calendar 2021

NEW WORKPLACE RESOURCE

Seven steps to creating kindness in the workplace

7 Steps to Creating
Kindness in the 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 Kindness in the Workplace 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 Kindness in the Workplace Guide

Download other helpful Kindness in the Workplace resources below.

Workplace poster
Kindness in the Workplace 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 loly galina cjlbpuljoxe unsplash Start a new family tradition

Find something fun & meaningful that you'll all look forward to doing together.

Thumb hangouts Stay in Touch

Set up a Google Hangout or Facetime with friends.

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

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

Thumb game fox The World of Dr Seuss

The wonderful world of Dr. Suess. Games, videos & more!

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 regina valetova vawuhvxuvj4 unsplash Have a dance party

Have a dance party with everyone in your house, even if it's just you.

Thumb mckaela lee grhjiueab 0 unsplash  1 Create an Online Playdate

Create an online playdate where kids play charades, tell jokes or stories on the phone.

Thumb calendars Kindness Calendars

Download our kindness calendars that include a way to be kind each day. Remember to modify the ideas so you practice safe social distancing.

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, 2021

Random Acts of Kindness Week

February 13-19, 2022

Random Acts of Kindness Day®

February 17, 2022

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.