Kindness Activities for Kids

Instructor: David Wood

David has taught Honors Physics, AP Physics, IB Physics and general science courses. He has a Masters in Education, and a Bachelors in Physics.

Kindness isn't inbuilt, and needs to be taught. We can do that through various fun activities that will keep kids focused and engaged on doing kind acts. Here are some ideas for you to try.

Kindness Activities for Kids

While most people are born with the ability to empathize in a simplistic way thanks to mirror neurons in the brain, the actual active process of empathizing with other people in ways that impact your actions only develops over time. It is something that is societally taught, not inbuilt. It's therefore important to explicitly teach kindness to our children and students. While this is often left to parents, there is no reason it has to stay outside the classroom. There are many activities that we can have students complete which will encourage kindness and be fun at the same time. Let's look at some examples.

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