Kindness is showing concern about the well-being and feelings of others. What does kindness look like? Refuse to tease or ridicule others. Show concern when someone is sad. Do things that meet the needs of others. Take care of the environment. Treat everyone fairly. Do things that make others happy just because you want them to be happy.
Yesterday we learned that kindness is showing concern about the well-being and feelings of others. As my guidance classes learned yesterday, we are starting a project called Kindness Rocks! And to get started we will need some help from everyone. Any time you are outside take a look around on the ground. We are in need of some large, flat rocks for the project. How large you may ask? That depends on you. For Kindergarten through 2nd grade, we need them to be about the size of your hand. For 3rd through 6th grade, they could be as small as the size of your palm up to the size of your whole hand. Just remember, they need to be big enough to at least write one word on them. Happy searching!
What does kindness sound like? People who are kind may say things like: How can I help? Do you want to join us? You can go first. I’m sorry that I hurt your feelings. Are you okay? Kindness is all about doing things that will make others happier. And remember, be looking for those small, flat, smooth rocks for our new project!
Three important parts of kindness are respect, caring, and helpfulness.
“As a kind person, I am caring, helpful and generous to everyone. I am considerate and always think about how my conduct affects others. I care how others feel and I am giving and forgiving. As a kind person, I do good deeds without the thought of reward. I have compassion and empathy for others.” Let’s practice kindness over your long weekend. And remember, keep looking for those good rocks we’ve been talking about!
We did the Kindness Rocks! project in 17-18. You can find out more info and how to participate by clicking on the link.