Challenge your kids to spread kindness this holiday season. This pack includes an original poem written by me titled "Random Acts of Christmas Kindness". See the list below of other items included. It is used to encourage Christmas kindness during the month of December. It brings attention to what randoms acts of kindness are, how they make people feel (as the giver and receiver), ideas on possible acts, and more. It's a perfect way to help build community in your classroom.
Please note that the poem includes vocabulary that is probably most suitable for upper elementary. It includes words such as: gesture, altruism, deeds, and abound.
When discussing the poem, you can focus on topics such as: context clues, rhyming, parts of a poem, figures of speech (idioms), and more. Be creative!
Included in the pack are:
✿Original Poem about Christmas Kindness
✿Christmas Kindness Activity Poster with Writing Prompts (see the prompt list below)
✿Checklist for ideas of how to spread kindness
✿December Kindness Calendar for documenting daily acts: Challenge your students to write something on the calendar each day.
✿Decorative banner to hang as a title for a bulletin board or hallway display. It says "Christmas Kindness".
The writing prompts included on the poster are:
✿What kindness means to me.....
✿It is important to do kind things for others because....
✿What is a compliment? What kind of impact does giving a compliment have on others?
✿Tell about a time when someone did something nice for you. Tell how it made you feel.
✿What is a random act of kindness?
✿To 'pay it forward" means...
✿How might you show kindness to these groups? neighbor, military, grandparents, friends
**Please note that writing space on the poster is limited. Students are giving brief answers.
Have fun spreading Christmas kindness this holiday season.
For other creative lesson ideas, click on 'elementary lesson plans' by my picture above.
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poem, poster writing activity, checklist, calendar, and banner pieces