Random Acts of Kindness Ideas for the Classroom


Written by Holly (Teach Starter)

Don’t expect kindness…teach it…

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In a crowded curriculum, it can be difficult to remember to fit in social skills and traits that we want to embed into our students.

Encouraging students to be thoughtful and generous is one of those many traits that can create a positive learning environment for all.

With Random Acts of Kindness week fast approaching (February, 12th), what a wonderful opportunity to focus on kindness in your classroom.

Here are some kindness activities you can do with your class:

Random Acts of Kindness Calendar

Use our Random Acts of Kindness calendar with your students for the month. It includes 16 different kindness tasks for your students to do for others.

Random Acts of Kindness Calendar


Hello Cards

A simple hello could lead to a million smiles. Have your students use our Hello Greeting Cards template to write a nice compliment inside for a class member.

Hello Greeting Cards

Make a Kindness Chatterbox

Kids absolutely love making chatterboxes!

Why not incorporate this fun activity into your morning routine. Have students brainstorm different acts of kindness, then get them to write them inside their chatterbox!

Kindness Chatterbox Activity

Kindness Chatterbox Activity

Create a Display Board

Using our Random Acts of Kindness Display resource, create a display board that provides students with opportunities to recognise random acts of kindness.

A great way to continue to focus on kindness all year long!

Random Acts of Kindness Display Board

Bucket Fillers Strategy

The bucket filler strategy is a way to focus on giving help to others without them asking. Give hugs and compliments, and generally spread love and good feelings to others. Check out our Bucket Fillers Resource pack.

Kindness Positivity Posters

Use some of our gorgeous kindness positivity posters to remind your students of the importance of kindness towards others.

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I am planning on using this idea for an assembly on the National Value of Care and Compassion. I think I will have my class write a kind note or two suitable for anyone on a circle of coloured paper, then, after describing what the value entails during our Year Block Values Assembly, we will scatter them over the group like confetti. Perfect timing with the Random Act of Kindness week… Thanks for the inspo!!!! X

MISS JACKMAN · Feb 14th, 2017

Thanks for your lovely comment Miss Jackman and your fantastic idea! Good luck with it.
Kind regards,

Holly (Teach Starter) · Feb 16th, 2017

I love these resources! I am starting with a new class whose social skills are not great, so I am hopeful that these will help.

Julie Leyland · Feb 12th, 2017

Thanks for your lovely comment Julie! I am glad you will be able to use these resources in your classroom.
Kind regards,

Holly (Teach Starter) · Feb 13th, 2017

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