Character Counts

Caring for Others

Random acts of kindness are some of the simplest ways to care for others. Not only do these acts benefit those who need it, but it has a huge benefit for those performing those acts. 

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Grade Level: K-5

 

Character Skills
  • Caring
SEL Skills
  • Relationship Skills
  • Social Awareness
Academic Skills
  • Curiosity and Passion

Definitions

Caring
  • Be kind.
  • Be compassionate.
  • Express gratitude.
  • Forgive others.
  • Be considerate of others’ feelings.
Relationship Skills

Create positive relationships and meaningful connections with family members, classmates, and teachers.

Social Awareness

Assess the feelings of others and be sensitive to the feelings and needs of others.

Curiosity and Passion

Enthusiastic to understand more about themselves, others, and the world around them.

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Materials/Preparation

Download a PDF of this game card for your class.

Instructions
  1. Watch: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nwAYpLVyeFU
  2. Ask students to find a partner and answer the following questions:
    • What are some random acts of kindness you have seen?
    • How does it feel to have someone do something kind for you?
    • How does it feel to do an act of kindness for another person?
  3. As a class, complete the empty squares on the Random Acts of Kindness Bingo with actions specific to your day.
  4. Decide on a classroom celebration when you complete a bingo.
  5. Play Random Acts of Kindness Bingo! Be sure to talk with your students about their actions and completing random acts of kindness to help others, not just to earn a celebration.

Student Reflection

  • How does it feel to help others?
  • What are some random acts of kindness that were easy to do? Which ones were challenging?
  • What made some actions easier than others?
  • Why is it important to help others?
  • What acts of kindness can you commit to doing more often?

Family Connection: 

Encourage families to watch the following video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nwAYpLVyeFU.

Ask families to create a list of possible random acts of kindness they could do as family. Plan to do one act every month. This website could help families think of some good ideas: https://www.care.com/c/stories/3757/101-random-acts-of-kindness-ideas-to-practice/

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