Character-Building Bulletin Board BUNDLE: Friendship, Kindness, & Gratitude

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    Each of the files in this bulletin board BUNDLE now include a digital option in Google Slides. Please refer to the final 7 pages of each product file for the link and instructions.


    This FRIENDSHIP bulletin board and activities product is perfect for any time of year! It was created for 3rd grade and above (NOTE: the bulletin board can be used in lower grades, but verbiage and vocabulary on the printables are more appropriate for students in 3rd grade and above).

    • Use this friendship display on a bulletin board, classroom display, counseling office, or common area in your school.
    • There are two choices for each letter in FRIENDSHIP. Review the choices and print the words that will work the best with your class. You can also choose to use the word FRIEND or FRIENDS in lieu of using FRIENDSHIP (perhaps your bulletin board space is limited, for example).
    • The size of the letters for the bulletin board (GOOD FRIENDS ARE…) might be too large. You can adjust the size of them when you print. The letters on the image of this product (found on the cover) are printed at 65%.
    • You will find a printable for each word choice (20 pages). You will likely only use the worksheets that correspond to the words you chose for your bulletin board or display.
    • PLEASE BE AWARE that you may have students who don’t feel like they have friends. Always give your class the option to write about a family member, community member, pet, or other public figure (or someone they’d like to be their friend). If you are able to observe students while they complete the activities, it’s important to keep an eye out for students who appear uncomfortable or upset. Supporting these students might involve talking with them privately or deliberately planning subsequent activities where they can connect and interact with students.


    This 12 Days of Kindness activity is perfect for any time of year but is particularly timely for Thanksgiving in November, any December holiday, or in February for Valentine's Day. It can be used for any grade level.

    • Use these posters on a bulletin board, classroom display, counseling office, or common area in your school.
    • Each student should complete four acts of kindness in each of the three categories during the course of 12 days OR you can simply use the letters that say “KINDNESS CHALLENGE” and ask students to complete as many acts of kindness as they possibly can.
    • There is a page that students can use to track their progress towards 12 acts of kindness. Each column should have four ripped off papers from the kindness posters when the student has completed their 12 acts of kindness challenge. You may choose NOT to use this tracker if you want students to complete more than 12 acts of kindness.
    • Many of these activities will need to be completed outside of school. This is PERFECT for homework in the month of December for the holidays or in February around Valentine’s Day. Class time can be used for discussing the acts of kindness and processing their feelings and experiences as they face and complete each act of kindness.
    • Offer additional copies of the 12 Days of Kindness if students choose to go above and beyond the 12 days.
    • It is best for students to rip ONE ACT OF KINDNESS AT A TIME (one for each of the 12 days). There are TEN acts of kindness per category (kindness to self, kindness to others, and kindness to earth) for a total of 30 acts of kindness.
    • If students ALREADY engage in an activity or suggestion, encourage them to find something different. For example, you may have students who already use reusable water bottles every single day. They would naturally need to choose a different act of kindness in that category. The idea is to challenge themselves to do something new.
    • Please note that you can CHOOSE THE TITLE for your bulletin board! Here are the choices included:


    This gratitude challenge activity is perfect for any time of year, but is particularly timely for Thanksgiving in November and/or any December holiday. It can be used for any grade level.

    Research shows that expressing gratitude has a positive effect on mood, peer relationships, and an overall higher quality of life. Gratitude ignites the parasympathetic nervous system, which leads to feelings of calmness. Expressing gratitude releases dopamine and serotonin, which also results in a more pleasurable state of mind.

    This file contains bulletin board letters that spell "GRATITUDE CHALLENGE" as well as letter to spell "RIP-N-RECOGNIZE" (these are optional for the bulletin board), 20 RIP-N-RECOGNIZE Gratitude Challenge posters in full color and black and white, teacher tips, a gratitude challenge points page, and letter writing templates.

    • Use these posters on a bulletin board, classroom display, counseling office, or common area in your school.
    • Set a goal for students to reach, but issue a “challenge” for students to go above and beyond the recommended goal. Each challenge (poster) is worth TWO points. Students get one point for writing the letter and an additional point for sending or delivering the letter/note. Some posters DO REQUIRE students to research an address. NOTE: The second point on any given challenge CANNOT be earned until the letter is dropped off at the post office or delivered in person.
    • You will find a challenge sheet for students to keep track of their points. You can structure the challenge in whatever way works best for your class. You can ask students to RIP-N-RECOGNIZE as an early finisher activity, a bell ringer activity, for a gratitude exercise in Social Studies, or as a writing activity during your ELA block.
    • You may choose NOT to use the points as an incentive and instead teach students that expressing gratitude is an inherently rewarding experience all by itself.
    • Each challenge sheet has enough space for 5 challenges. Simply offer copies of the same sheet for students who complete more than 5 letters/notes.
    • It is best for students to rip ONE CHALLENGE AT A TIME. Their next challenge can’t be “ripped” until they finish the first challenge they chose. This will eliminate issues with students ripping too many challenges at a time, losing the little ripped notes, and “biting off more than they can chew”.
    • There are 20 challenge options for students. Some challenges might not work for some students. Honor and respect a student’s choice NOT to do challenges that don’t work for their life circumstances. For example, you might have students who don’t know any other family members outside their immediate home, students who are in a foster situation, or students who are homeless. Requiring students to complete ALL the challenges will surely put some students in a vulnerable position and that is not the goal of this activity.


    These products include a digital option (as well as the no prep printable option). The instructions for utilizing the digital portion appear at the end of the packet.

    Technology Requirements:

    • A Google Drive account
    • If sharing with students, a Drive account that is linked to student Google accounts
    • Can be shared/delivered on Google Classroom
    • Only need access to Google Drive--no outside links to worry about!

    These file can be used with iPads, chrome books, laptops, and desktops as long as your students have access to Google Drive or Classroom on a device. The digital portion of this product is on Google Slides.

    Kirsten Tulsian has 18 years of experience in elementary education. She has been a homeroom teacher for first grade, third grade, and fourth grade, as well as ESL. She has also been a school counselor for grades PK-6, an ESL pullout teacher for K-6, and a Reading Recovery Teacher. She received her Bachelor’s degree in elementary education and psychology from The University of Iowa and a Master’s of Education in school counseling from Sam Houston State University. She believes that students make the most progress when they are engaged in their hearts as well as their minds. Her resources offer relevant, rigorous, engaging content that nurtures the whole child.


    Copyright © Kirsten’s Kaboodle. All Rights Reserved.

    Purchasing this product gives the purchaser ONE LICENSE to this product. This allows the purchaser the right to reproduce this product for HIS/HER class ONLY.

    • Duplication for an entire team, school, or school district is strictly forbidden.

    • If other teachers would like copies of this product, please direct them to my store.

    • You may not reproduce, redistribute, or post this item on a blog or website for download (free or paid).

    • Copying any part of this product (even for a classroom website) is also in violation of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act.

    • You may not modify, copy, or alter this product in any way.

    • Please feel free to spread the word about this product via social media or blog post. A link to the product (or my store) is much appreciated.

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    230 pages + Google Slides™
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    Teaching Duration
    Lifelong tool
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