Kindness Activities for SEL Print and Digital Morning Meeting Slides

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I used this as a review unit when my students needed a reminder on what kindness was. Worked well for my class!
This was an easy to use and highly engaging resource. Whilst I used it when teaching students remotely, I will most certainly be using it during dace to face teaching as well.
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Develop students’ kindness skills beyond random acts of kindness with this social emotional unit focused on learning the benefits of showing KINDNESS to others. Whether you use this unit during morning meeting, kindness week, or another social emotional learning time, the lessons, discussions, and student journal will engage your students in social emotional development, character education and community building. You'll experience proud teaching moments as your students demonstrate more kindness and understanding to their fellow classmates and school community!

This unit is included in my SEL Morning Meeting Themes Set 1 with four other themes. If you want a whole curriculum for social-emotional learning or morning meetings, consider the all themes bundle of 17 social-emotional learning units where you’ll save 40%.



➥ a teacher overview of the KINDNESS theme with suggested read alouds, discussion questions, activities and extension ideas, and linked online resources

➥ 15 days of printable and editable lesson plans

You'll have more than you need to address kindness. Pick and choose from the ideas and lessons offered to customize a unit that specifically meets your students needs, or grab the 15 days of lesson plans and print and go!

Some of the suggested picture book read alouds for this unit include: Each Kindness, Have You Filled A Bucket Today?, Thank You, Omu, and One Smile.


➥ 5 Kindness-related quotations

➥ important vocabulary with definitions: kindness and conscious

➥ decorative quotation posters

  • comes in color and ink-saving versions

The bulletin board helps anchor important learning and growth. Displaying key vocabulary creates an established language for your unit and related quotations inspire everyone to internalize the importance of kindness. If you implement many theme units, your *growing* bulletin board becomes a display of students' learning as you add new themes!


➥ cover pages with quotations and important vocabulary

➥ kindness-related discussion prompts

➥ usually, sometimes, rarely self-reflection and goal setting

➥ ABC's of kindness and kind deeds acrostic exercise

➥ template for analyzing the kindness boomerang phenomena

➥ "challenges of being kind" graphic organizer

➥ 5 quotation analysis journal prompts

➥ kindness stories compare and contrast chart

Student journals allow students time to process big thoughts and ideas before beginning a discussion. Student journal pages become a record of their learning that can be referenced in the future!


➥ Kindness Activities SEL/Morning Meeting Teacher Slides (Google Slides)

➥ Kindness Activities SEL/Morning Meeting Notebook for Students (Google Slides)

➥ Editable Lesson Plans

Implement this unit digitally or use the teacher slides to display your lessons + capture student responses to discussions. 

With these KINDNESS SEL Morning Meeting Activities, you are able to incorporate social emotional development and classroom community building while targeting common themes in literature and your grade level's ELA standards. Students who experience theme-based morning meetings develop a strong understanding of themes in literature because this and other ELA skills are integrated into the morning meeting routine! 

Ignite your students’ interests and growth with discussions and experiences specifically designed to strengthen their social emotional development and kindness skills!

You won't be disappointed in the time you spend with these upper elementary social emotional/morning meeting lessons!

Learn more about my Framework for Theme-Based Morning Meetings and if you have any questions, please reach out at or use the Q/A here!


Looking for more SEL Morning Meeting themes?

ALL SEL-Morning Meeting Themes Bundle - 17 in All! SAVE 40%!

SEL Morning Meeting Theme Set #1

Belonging Theme

Kindness Theme

Compassion Theme

Conflict Theme

Perseverance Theme

SEL Morning Meeting Theme Set #2

Integrity Theme

Compromise Theme

Happiness Theme

Goal Setting Theme

Individuality/Be You

SEL Morning Meeting Theme Set #3

Friendship Theme

Courage Theme

Intrinsic Motivation Theme

Managing Emotions Theme

Responsibility Theme

Growth Mindset


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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Recount stories, including fables, folktales, and myths from diverse cultures; determine the central message, lesson, or moral and explain how it is conveyed through key details in the text.
Compare and contrast the themes, settings, and plots of stories written by the same author about the same or similar characters (e.g., in books from a series).
Determine a theme of a story, drama, or poem from details in the text; summarize the text.
Compare and contrast the treatment of similar themes and topics (e.g., opposition of good and evil) and patterns of events (e.g., the quest) in stories, myths, and traditional literature from different cultures.
Determine a theme of a story, drama, or poem from details in the text, including how characters in a story or drama respond to challenges or how the speaker in a poem reflects upon a topic; summarize the text.


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