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Activities for Teaching Children to Be Kind, Caring, and to Include Others



Are you looking for simple activities to reinforce kindness in your classroom? Here are 9 simple and fun activities to teach kids how to be more kind and caring! And if you’re looking for books on being kind and caring to others, be sure to check out this blog post! And if you’re looking for videos, songs, and read alouds on being kind and caring to others, be sure to check out this blog post!


1. Make a kindness paper chain by writing down kind words or deeds on each piece of paper.


2. Go on a kindness walk by looking at, smiling, and greeting everyone you pass by.


3. Encourage one another when playing a cooperative game like Count Your Chickens, Outfoxed!, Mermaid Island, or Dinosaur Escape


4. Create kindness posters with positive reminders and hang them up.


5. Write positive notes and affirmations on post-its and place them on bathroom mirrors.


6. Make cards thanking the helpers in your school and in the community.


7. Read The Kindness Quilt by Nancy Wallace and create a paper kindness quilt.


8. Play my Free Kindness Bingo Game! Just scroll up to the top of this page to subscribe to my social-emotional learning library, to gain access to this awesome FREE kindness bingo board, and other free social-emotional learning printables today!




9. Play this Free Kindness Dice Game! Scroll up to the top of this page to subscribe to my social-emotional learning library, to gain access to this awesome FREE kindness bingo board, and other free social emotional learning printables today!




Even More Activities to Teach Kids How to be Kind, Compassionate, Empathic and Inclusive


kind choice or unkind choice sorting game

Do your students or kids need some help with being caring and showing kindness to each other? Do you want to address positive social skills and character traits and work on empathy, inclusion, and making nice choices? This fun activity and board game set will help you work on these positive pro-social skills!


Students will learn what kind and caring choices are and what unkind choices are by playing this fun learning game!


Kindness and Caring Social Skills Treasury Set 1 Includes:


game to teach kids to be kind

✔ Game Board with spinner, pawns, and dice

✔ 64 Scenario Cards with a Digital and Printable Version

✔ Kind Choices and Unkind Choices Sorting Mats

✔ "I Can" Learning Statements Poster

✔ Playing a Game Visual Poster

✔ Dice with Reflection Questions

✔ S.M.A.R.T. IEP and Treatment Plan Objectives for Easy Goal Writing!

✔ Data Collection Sheet

✔ Editable Letter to Families About the Topic

✔ Kindness Bingo and More Suggested Companion Resources

✔ Ideas to Extend and Practice the Concept

✔ Resources Come in Both Color and Black and White


Learn more about Set 1 here.


caught being kind notes home


Kindness and Caring Social Skills Treasury Set 2 Includes:


kindness board game digital and print for kids

✔ 8 Page Social Story Booklet in Digital and Printable Formats

✔ 24 Game Cards for Discussion and Reflection

✔ Board Game with Spinners, Pawns, and Dice (Digital and Print)

✔ 25 Coloring Pages and Worksheets

✔ Game Board with spinner, pawns, and dice

✔ "I Can" Learning Statements Poster

✔ Playing a Game Visual Poster

✔ S.M.A.R.T. IEP and Treatment Plan Objectives for Easy Goal Writing!

✔ Data Collection Sheet

✔ Editable Letter to Families About the Topic

✔ Caught Being Kind Notes Home

✔ Suggested Companion Resources

✔ Ideas to Extend and Practice the Concept

✔ Resources Come in Both Color and Black and White


Learn more about Set 2 here.


kindness worksheet

Kindness and Caring Social Skills Treasury Set 3 Includes:


Kindness flipbook

✔ Kindness Story with Reflection Questions

✔ Writing Response

✔ Science of Kindness Worksheet and Questions

✔ Graphic Organizers

✔ Cut and Paste Worksheet

✔ Quotes for Discussion Prompts

✔ 6 Page Kindness and Caring Flipbook

✔ Was I Kind Today? Self-Reflection Worksheet

✔ "I Can" Learning Statements Poster

✔ S.M.A.R.T. IEP and Treatment Plan Objectives for Easy Goal Writing!

✔ Data Collection Sheet

✔ Editable Letter to Families About the Topic

✔ Suggested Companion Resources

✔ Ideas to Extend and Practice the Concept

✔ Resources Come in Both Color and Black and White

✔ Caught Being Kind Notes for Home



Set 3 is great for older kids and upper elementary and it includes ways to combine social emotional learning into your literacy units with a reading and writing response.


Learn more about Set 3 here.


All three of these resources are part of the Social Skills Treasury which is a comprehensive and engaging series of social skills activities and resources designed to help you address lagging skills with kids in a fun way!


You can also get all three games at a discount in the Social Skills Treasury Kindness and Caring Bundle!




What are your favorite activities for teaching children to be kind? Let me know in the comments below or send me a message over on instagram!


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