Track kindness in the classroom with this kindness jar ready to be colored in with random acts of kindness.
Encourage and Track Random Acts of Kindness with a Kindness Jar!
Whether you are focusing on World Kindness Day, Random Acts of Kindness Week, or just looking at ways to teach your students about kindness, this activity is for you! This printable template is the perfect way for students to see just how much good they can do in a short amount of time. You can use it as an individual tracker or even print it out larger and track acts of kindness as a class in the form of a Class Kindness Jar.
A reflection worksheet has also been included for students to reflect on how they felt when they could color a heart in their kindness jar and why they had those feelings. They can also talk about their favorite act of kindness.
How to Use This Tracker Jar
Use the Download button to access the black-and-white PDF version of this resource. If you want to save on paper, you can print the jar and the reflection sheet back to back. This will keep it all together in one piece.
If using individually, have students place their kindness jar somewhere where they can easily access it. Each time they show kindness to someone, they get to color in their hearts — the goal is to fill the jar with colorful hearts!
If you use the jar as a whole class activity, print out a banner with the heading “Our Kindness Jar” — why not use some of our printable letter sets? Print the jar on a larger piece of paper, and stick this in a communal area for your students to access. Each day, students can color in a heart and tell the class how they have shown kindness throughout the day!
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