Kindness Kit

Act of Kindness


Kindness Bucket Lesson Plan

Grade K Lesson Plan – Caring for Others – via

Grade 1 Lesson Plan – Learning to Solve Problems – via

Grade 2 Lesson Plan – Keep Trying – via

Grade 3 Lesson Plan – Complimenting Others – via (PDF Attached)

Grade 4 Lesson Plan – What Would You Do? – via (PDF Attached)

Grade 5 Lesson Plan – Honesty and Integrity – via (PDF Attached)

Grade 6 Lesson Plan – Responding With Kindess – via (PDF Attached)

Other Classroom Kindness Project Ideas:

  • Hold a Food Drive with the class
  • Hold a ‘Kindness Story Time’ in the classroom
  • Hold a Toy Drive
  • Plant a ‘Kindness Tree’
  • Create a ‘Kindness Journal’
  • Create a ‘Kindness Quilt’
  • Adopt an animal in the classroom
  • Hold a Classroom recycling effort to support the environment and a cause -Create a ‘Kindness Tree’ and allow kids to hang kindness stories on the branches
  • Gather the kids in a circle and play a game that encourages the kids to complement each other as you pass an item around the circle
  • Create a ‘Penny Jar’ and allow the kids to save up pennies towards a cause that the kids believe in
  • Hold a classroom campaign to enter letters or artwork of kindness into the Charlotte Bacon Act of Kindness Awards
  • Color our Newtown Kindness Sunshine postcards and have the kids send them to anyone for a fun surprise


Act of Kindness Ideas

  • Gift a favorite book
  • Write a note to someone who inspires you
  • Reconnect with an old friend
  • Offer to babysit for someone else
  • Bake cookies for a neighbor
  • Shovel a driveway for someone else
  • Send a Newtown Kindness Sunshine postcard just because
  • Give a gift card to someone in need
  • Visit a local nursing home and bring flowers
  • Give up your seat on public transportation
  • Donate supplies to a local animal shelter
  • Adopt or rescue your next pet
  • Pay forward at a vending machine
  • Pay for coffee, fast food, or even a Toll for the person behind you
  • Bring donuts into the officeBe a ‘Doorman’ for 1, 2, or a bunch of people
  • Always give out compliments to others
  • Give out FREE Newtown Kindness Lemonade (or raise $ to donate to a cause)
  • Send dessert to another table at a restaurant
  • Treat a homeless person
  • Volunteer for a non-profit
  • Run or walk for a cause
  • Befriend someone who needs it
  • Hold the elevator door
  • Support our soldiers via
  • Make a bookmark for others
  • Read a story to younger kids


Acts of Kindness Come in All Shapes and Sizes

An Act of Kindness in a Super Target in Glendale, Colorado

An Act of Kindness in the UK

Be More, Do More in Texas

Caring Cousins in NY

Encouraging Kindness at Powell Elementary