World Kindness Day encourages acts of generosity and thoughtfulness. See how being considerate can positively affect others! Make the world a brighter place by paying it forward. You can celebrate the day (and every day) by pledging to do a random act of kindness or good deed.
Encouraging kindness and thoughtfulness in kids can be very rewarding. There are many opportunities to do small acts of kindness. Not only can it help kids feel a sense of belonging, but also encourages self esteem as they realize they can make a difference.
Read a book with a kindness message. Create chalk art to brighten the neighborhood. Write a positive note or draw someone a picture. Call family member who would appreciate the thoughtfulness. Help the environment by picking up trash, up-cycling, or doing some planting. Or perhaps do a chore for someone in your household.
Join people all over the world on November 13th and celebrate Kindness Day in your own way. Caring about others brings us together and unites us as humankind.
Stephanie Standley M. Ed. is a mom, educator, writer, and outdoor enthusiast. She received her undergraduate degrees in Sociology and Psychology as well as a Master of Education-Literacy from the University of San Diego. Stephanie has 12+ years of classroom experience as a teacher and currently supports students in Special Education. She is inspired to use evidence-based practices to educate children in creative and engaging ways.