Random Acts of Kindness Day is celebrated annually on February 17.
Small gestures of kindness are known to brighten other people’s days. The link below has 100 examples of Random Acts to show kindness to strangers, non-profits, co-workers, neighbors, teachers, friends and loved ones.
100 Random Acts of Kindness Ideas
Being kind means being aware of those around you and actively helping those in need. A nice comment, a smile, opening the door, giving honest compliments, and refusing to gossip are common examples of what it means to practice kindness.
There are many ways to integrate kindness in the classroom and the following links have resources, lessons, and ideas to teach students about the importance of kindness with multiple illustrations on how to practice kindness.
Random Acts of Kindness for Educators
Teaching Kindness in the Classroom by Celebrating the Small Things
Creating a Culture of Kindness in Your Classroom
10 Kindness Lessons and Activities for Elementary School
Kindness in the Classroom Curriculum Video
Below are links to articles that link kindness with health. Practicing kindness is an awesome experience for those around us, but there are multiple personal benefits one may experience from the act of kindness.
The Importance of Kindness
The Heart and Science of Kindness - Harvard