If you’re wondering how to use Kindness Elves to encourage your students to be kind at school, you’re in luck! Anna Ranson, founder of the Kindness Elves, has authored a brand new eBook called Kind Classroom: Lesson Plans, Activities and Printables to Use with the Kindness Elves in Schools!
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Kind Classroom is designed for schools (which it’s awesome for), but I can also see many uses for it in homeschools and in homes where children attend any type of school. It’s also perfect for youth groups.
I’m thoroughly enjoying my copy of Kind Classroom already. But wait! I’m not a teacher any longer! I don’t even have children at home any more.
But I do care for my granddaughter a few afternoons each week! Even as a grandparent, I see lots of ways to use Kind Classroom with my granddaughter, who’s a preschool student at a Montessori school. I think this book is great for anyone who has someone they care about who attends any type of school (or for a homeschool of more than one student).
Kind Classroom is only is only £5.99, but it contains:
- An introduction to the Kindness Elves
- Ideas for setting them up in your classroom (with labels to print)
- 7 circle time game ideas for encouraging discussions about self-confidence, positive thinking, bullying, empathy, kindness and cooperation.
- 7 activities for whole class or school projects which focus on teaching kindness and empathy towards others.
- 30 Acts of Kindness printable heart cards for using with the Kindness Elves
- List of story books about kindness
- 30 Acts of Kindness Suggestions
- blank Acts of Kindness suggestions for writing your own ideas
- labels for the classroom
- labels for games and activities
- blank star templates for writing congratulations
- blank heart templates for writing thankful thoughts
Here’s an example of an activity parents could use with their child before school. If you have a special place for your child’s backpack, you could place one of the 30 acts of kindness suggestions there with the Kindness Elves. Or you could place the Kindness Elves with act of kindness suggestion at your child’s place at the breakfast table. Go over the kindness suggestion before your child goes to preschool or school.
This suggestion says: “Who can you say a big thank you to today? Make sure they hear you!” That’s perfect for any classroom or homeschool. And what a great way for parents to support the teacher’s work in encouraging kindness at school.
Some of the activities are best for a school classroom, but many of them work well for parents, too. The Little Jar of Kindness with its printable is adorable … and it’s perfect for classrooms or any home with siblings.
This book also has lots of printables and ideas that encourage reading and writing – activities that are wonderful for school or home.
I definitely recommend this eBook for both teachers and parents. 🙂
The Ultimate Guide to Kindness Elves
I’ve been in love with Kindness Elves since they first came out a few years ago. Since then, I’ve been collecting Kindness Elf activities and ideas. You can find all of them in my Ultimate Guide to Kindness Elves post.
The Story of the Kindness Elves
Oh, and one other thing … the children’s book The Story of the Kindness Elves will go on sale soon!!! Watch for it Wednesday, December 7, at 9pm GMT (UK) time. The books won’t go out until mid December, so you might not get yours before Christmas. But still, what fun … and you can use Kindness Elves year round!
Have fun – and enjoy helping your students and/or your child develop character at school (or in your homeschool) – with the Kindness Elves! 🙂
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