Welcome to another edition of Awesome Academy: Class In Session! Today’s class is all about acts of kindness. Our teacher, Miss Taylor, is kicking off the month with a lesson plan to help us spread positivity to the people in our community.
We also have a fun, end-of-class assignment that includes printable OG Caring Cards! So find a comfortable seat, and let’s learn which acts of kindness we will perform this month.
IT STARTS IN THE CLASSROOM
Here’s one act of kindness that all of us can perform—being nice to someone at school.
Try giving a compliment to another student, share your favorite snack with them, or say hello to a classmate you haven’t spoken to in a while. If you’re feeling shy, write your compliment on a post-it note and leave it in their locker or on their desk. You can also hand out a note to your school secretary, bus driver, custodian, and others to brighten up their days too.
Take your acts of kindness one step further and encourage your teachers or parents to help other grown-ups feel more welcome. Kindness includes everybody!
BUILD HABITS FROM HOME
Kindness also means taking care of your environment—and how to build on that kindness can be learned by turning everyday tasks into a fun activity!
Clean Your Room
Cleaning your room might sound like a chore, but it can actually lead to a kind habit! Turn it into a game by creating a step-by-step checklist of what you need to do and where everything goes. Soon, you’ll be able to make positive choices when it comes to keeping your living space clean and organized.
Take your cleaning habits to another level by learning how to recycle. Practice at home by searching for different items and determine which basket they belong in. Then use your knowledge to pick up litter that you find outside, at the park, or around your house to take care of the environment.
Helpful tip: Be on the lookout for recycling symbols to easily recognize the bins in public and continue practicing at school and within your community. Lending a helping hand can go a long way in protecting our planet for future generations.
LEAD BY EXAMPLE
Bring kindness into your community with these small but powerful acts to help spread positivity to those you meet.
Wave to your neighbors whenever you see them outside and hold the door open for others when entering a building. If someone is holding the door open for you, smile and say thank you. Because a few kind words can change anyone’s day!
The more you practice being polite, it starts to become natural. And once others around you notice, they’ll also learn how to be kind too.
PASS IT ALONG
Volunteering is another way to make an impact and help develop compassion for others; it’s one of the most important qualities to have!
If you have the opportunity, help reunite a lost pet with their owner or make a card for someone in the hospital. Or help a neighbor plant flowers in their garden and gather canned goods to drop off at your local food bank.
Any act of kindness has the potential to make a difference, no matter how little or how big the thought is.
IT’S ASSIGNMENT TIME!
For this week’s fun project, print out our OG Caring Cards and spread more kindness throughout your community!
1. Choose 1, 5, or 25 acts of kindness to perform.
2. Snap a picture to catch yourself being kind.
3. Tag us using #ogdolls to be featured on our social media page!
Ring! Ring! There goes the bell. We hope you enjoyed today’s lesson, and we’ll be back for more fun learning at Awesome Academy soon.