Sunday, December 2, 2012

random acts of kindness free packet

I’ve been so inspired lately by my friend Cara Carroll’s amazing ideas for random acts of kindness that I knew I had to get in on the fun! She’s shared so many fabulous ideas on how to pay it forward. I love them ALL! She has an awesome board dedicated to Serving Others on Pinterest. Go check it out!

Because I don’t have kids of my own, I wanted to do some of these amazing ideas with my adopted children (aka: my children at school!). So, I brainstormed and brainstormed and came up with…The Kind Kids Club!

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The Kind Kids Club is all about doing good deeds for others!

Tomorrow, I’ll display this ginormous present throughout the day to get my students excited about what’s inside! I know they will be SQUEALING with excitement!

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After lunch, they will come back and find this cute little “Wanted” sign and special letter on the chalkboard. (My kids are OBSESSED with clubs! Can’t you tell? You may recognize this sign from my Back to School packet and my We’re Problem Detectives packet.)

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After we read the letter, we’ll open up the present and pull out an assignment. The assignments are sweet and simple, but VERY meaningful! In the box, there are different random acts of kindness! We’ll be working on completing each one throughout December.

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(for the one above: I purchased a bunch of Hershey Kisses and Hugs…what teacher doesn’t love a little chocolate?)

We’ll also be filling out this very IMPORTANT application

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and completing these activities on ways we can give to others.

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We’ll also be reading this adorable book during our special month of paying it forward!

After we’ve completed all of our random acts of kindness, I’ll be handing out this certificate of membership. My kids LOVE receiving special certificates!

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Because The Kind Kids Club is all about paying it forward, I’m giving you all this packet for free! I left one of the Random Acts of Kindness templates blank, incase you wanted to add your own!

Go download it NOW! Click on the preview to go to my shop:

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Also, make sure you check out my companion packet, “The Gift of Giving.” This packet can be found at my TPT shop! This packet encourages students to be kind to others and give gifts from the heart!

My favorite part of the packet is this polar bear craft where students write about a “bear-y” special gift they’d like to give to someone else inside the present. The present folds up to reveal the special gift.

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In this packet, you will find:
-"Kind or Not?" Sorting Activity
-Kind Kids Detective Work Activity (students must read a situation card and decide if the situation demonstrates a kind act or not)
-Gift of Giving Writing Activities
-“A ‘Bear-y’ Special Gift For You” Polar Bear Craft and Writing Activity


This packet aligns nicely with your Social Studies curriculum on building a kind community!

42 comments:

Karyn said...

Wow Lyndsey! This pack is SO AWESOME! What a fabulous idea! Thank YOU so much for sharing the idea and the incredible pack!

œKaryn
A is for Apple B is for Blog
Kideducator@comcast.net

Anonymous said...

This is an amazing pack! It's just what I was looking for. I had one idea for my kids to share kindness with our community and now we can make it a whole unit. Thanks for sharing!!

Courtney said...

This is a great idea! Thanks for sharing!

Swimming into Second

KWintuska said...

WOW! How awesome :) This is so generous. Thank you.

Kate

Primary Paradise said...

What an adorable idea. Thank you so much for sharing.
Tammy
Primaryparadise

Anonymous said...

Wow this is such a cute idea and learning to be kind and give back is so important! Thank you for sharing, Tina

Heather said...

Thank you for sharing! Our school trait for December is caring and this will go right along with it.

Mikaela said...

This is super! Thank you!!

Anonymous said...

Great ideas! I am planning to have my magic elf deliver acts of kindness activities. This is perfect!
Thank you!

Ash said...

This is amazing! Thanks so much for sharing! I will be sure to pay it forward with a random act of kindness myself!

Pixy Stix and Teacher Tricks

Lovely Nina said...

I love this idea! Thanks for sharing this freebie.

Bren P. said...

A.W.E.S.O.M.E. Thanks for sharing, Lyndsey! You R.O.C.K! Love, love this idea! :)

I can't wait to use this in my class! Next year by faith!

Bren P.
The Teacher Diaries

Jennifer said...

Thank you so much for sharing this awesome freebie. I can't wait to print this out and use it with my kiddos.

Jennifer
Grade 2 Happenings

Sarah Paul said...

I LOVE this! What a great idea! Thanks for making this.
Sarah
Sarah's First Grade Snippets

Jay Pea said...

I LOVE this!!! Thank you!!!!

Miss Kindergarten said...

Love love love times a million!

Kristin said...

This is the CUTEST thing ever!!!! I HAVE to do this!!!! Thanks for the inspiration and all the freebies!!!

Molly said...

What a wonderful post and pack!! I saw Cara's post and had been thinking it would be fun to do ones specifically for the classroom and you just saved me lots of time!! :) Thanks again for the wonderful pack for free!! I can't wait to use it with my class!

Molly
Lessons with Laughter

Anonymous said...

WOW!! What a great surprise! This is awesome! I also saw Cara's RACK's and thought they were sooo cute but also dont have any kids of my own yet.YAY! I am so thankful! Awesome job coming up with this so quickly!

Barbara said...

This is absolutely BeAuTiFuL!! What an amazing gift. Thank you, Lindsey, for sharing your hard work with us. I have pinned it and reposted on FB!

You have just made my holidays merry and bright.

Barbara
The Corner On Character

Susan Moran said...

Lyndsey, you are a GENIUS! I am printing this out now and getting this started today!

Thank you so much :)

Susan
T.G.I.F. (Thank God it's First Grade!)

Jessica said...

Umm . . . that is totally awesome! And the fact that it's free. Love it! This is perfect for the next couple weeks and my students will love it. It's just what we needed.

What i have learned

Tammy Klinger said...

Love this Thank you so much!
Tammy
First Grade @ Storybook Cafe
dtklinger@gmail.com

Wendy Arentz said...

Thanks for *your* act of kindness...this is an awesome freebie that I can't wait to use. Thanks for sharing your talents! I'll be posting a link to your site on Facebook.

:) Wendy
Read with Me ABC

Mrs. Griffith said...

WOW! What a great way to teach kids the joy of making others happy. I absolutely love this. Thanks SO much for sharing!

Lindsay
For the Love of First Grade

Teacher and Life Long Learner said...

Where can I nominate you for THE TEACHER BLOGGER OF THE YEAR?

Tiffany said...

You are amazing. Thank you so much for all that you are for free with all of us. You definitely have made my second year of teaching {this year} a lot easier with the freebies you're willing to share.

I can't wait to use this in my classroom this week. Thank you!

Tiffany @ The Learning Effect

Karen said...

So stinkin' fabulous!! I have been wanting to do this with my class and you just made it sooo much easier to do. Thank you for paying it forward and sharing this awesome packet with all of your readers. Merry Christmas!

Karen
An Apple a Day in First Grade

Lynna said...

Wow...free? That's a random act of kindness in itself. I am printing this out right now. I have the sweetest class of kinder kids this year and they will absolutely LOVE this idea. Thank you and HAPPY HAPPY HOLIDAYS to you.

Brigid Ann said...

This has to be the cutest idea ever! It's on my wish list! ;)
It is so creative! Thanks for sharing...
If you have time, stop by my blog and enter the giveaway!
Thanks,
Brigid

Brigid's Daily Lesson Log

Anonymous said...

Thank you so much for sharing this!! I am so loving it!!! I start my student teaching soon and hope to incorporate this!!

Annie Moffatt said...

You are AMAZING Lyndsey!!
http://moffattgirls.blogspot.com/2012/12/christmas-learning-day-2-free.html

Beth Shavelson said...

I follow your blog and TPT store. beth.shavelson@browardschools.com

Lesson Plan SOS Teachers said...

Thanks for creating such an awesome resource! We wrote about it on our blog today! Thank you for sharing with us!!
:) Melissa
(Lesson Plan SOS)

Miss Nelson said...

Your packet is simply AMAZING. We are having so much fun completing our kind kid club missions. I blogged about it today.
http://www.missnelsonsgotthecamera.blogspot.com/2012/12/we-are-kind-kids.html
Thanks again!

Kristy said...

The Kind Kids club is such a great idea! We'll be working on it as soon as we get back from break. Thank you for sharing!
Teachin' First

Ashley said...

I totally missed the boat, starting this at the beginning of December. However, I think it could really work anytime of year! I am super excited to implement this after break! Thank you for being so kind and giving us this for free! It's awesome!

Ashley
ashley58926@hotmail.com

Professora Elisabete said...

Thank you so much for sharing! Loved the idea!

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Tammy Klinger said...

Just what I have been looking for thank you so much.

Georganna Louise said...

Hi Lindsey, I love "The Kind Kids Club" you created! Kudos, Hugs, and Many Thanks to You and to all your Kind Kids for making our world a better place. --Georganna Louise

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