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Having conversations about kindness is at the top of everyone’s minds these days.
World Kindness Day was born when a collection of humanitarian groups came together on November 13, 1997 and made a “Declaration of Kindness.” Likewise, on Kindness Day everyone is encouraged to step-up their kindness game by doing things like donating books, food or clothes to your local community is a great way to celebrate, helping neighbors, volunteering, helping a stray animal or even doing extra special things for love ones.
These “kindness practices” also in having conversations and following that up with action. Follow-through in the form of leadership and projects take the act of showing our world kindness from simply a verbal idea to a physical one. The next step and being kind and spreading that act throughout our homes, schools, communities and world.
Here are some unique ways to Celebrate World Kindness Day 2017
Here are 5 Ideas to Celebrate World Kindness Day via @HuffPostBlog
The simple sweetness of this Kindness Paper Chain from Sugar, Spice and Glitter is something everyone, at any age, can do.
This Kindness Club Challenge is something that can be done in a classroom or even at home.
Pennies of Time has a great activity and Object Lesson on Acts of Kindness
Fireflies and Mudpies has a a wonderful list of 40 picture books about kindness.
Becky at Kid World Citizen has has teaching tools on WHAT IS MINDFULNESS, and also an excellent booklist that teaches mindfulness as well.
Multicultural Children’s Book Day Team couldn’t agree more. With that in mind we put our collective heads together and with the help of authors Jarrett Krosoczka and DEMI, have created a very special downloadable MCBD Kindness Classroom Kit for all teachers, parents, librarians and educators to utilize.
Our FREE Kindness Classroom Kit containing:
- Diverse Kindness Book List for ages 4 -12
- Classroom Kindness Activities
- “Be a Hero Be Kind” Kindness Poster
- Multicultural Children’s Book Day Poster
Sign up is quick, easy and FREE. Go HERE to grab your Kindness Classroom Kit and together we can Be a Hero, Be Kind.
Other MCBD Links to remember:
Free Multicultural Books for Teachers: http://bit.ly/1kGZrta
Free Classroom Kit for Homeschoolers, Organizations, Librarians and Educators: http://multiculturalchildrensbookday.com/teachers-classroom-kindness-kit/
Free Diversity Book Lists and Activities for Teachers and Parents: http://bit.ly/1sZ5s8i
Hashtag: Don’t forget to connect with is on social media and be sure and look for/use their official hashtag #ReadYourWorld