Kindness Unit - 3-5 Social Emotional Learning & Character Education

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  1. The mind + heart Social Emotional Learning Curriculum for Grade 3-5 includes 8 units with 5+ detailed, character education LESSONS filled with TONS of hands-on and mindfulness activities that encourage older kids to express themselves and build important social-emotional skills. Teach children the m
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This kindness SEL curriculum includes 5 detailed lessons filled with hands-on and mindful activities that teach older kids about kindness, gratitude, generosity, random acts of kindness, and ways to be a bucket filler.

The lessons and activities work great for morning classroom meetings or daily lessons, school counselors and classroom teachers, and kids in grades 3-5.

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What does this Kindness unit cover?

Through a variety of thought-provoking lessons, discussions, community building ideas, and tons of engaging activities…

Lesson 1: What is Kindness?

★Kids will learn to understand what kindness is and what it means to be a kind person. They will describe and demonstrate ways of being kind to others and make an effort to show kindness to others each day.

Lesson 2: Gratitude

★Kids will learn to describe what gratitude means and the importance of giving thanks. They will be encouraged to give thanks and appreciate what they have. They will practice giving gratitude daily.

Lesson 3: Generosity & Giving

★Kids will learn to describe what it means to be generous and identify different ways one can be generous. They will make intentions to be more generous and giving through actions and projects.

Lesson 4: Random Acts of Kindness

★Kids will learn to understand what random acts of kindness are and to describe ones they have seen and done. They will be encouraged to take action in being kind and perform different acts of kindness everyday.

Lesson 5: Bucket Filler Classroom

★Kids will learn to understand the differences between a bucket filler and bucket dipper, as well as what’s needed to be a bucket filler. They will be encouraged to make an effort to be a bucket filler each day.

Activities included in the Kindness unit:

Look at the PREVIEW for a look at this SEL unit up close and the variety of lessons and activities included!

*Discussion Starters cards

*Lesson Challenge Task Cards

*Anchor chart pieces & examples

*Reflection Journal

*Bulletin board ideas & materials

*Linked videos to support lessons


*Scenario task cards


*Kindness Calendars for the whole year

*Tons of writing activities

*Ice Breaker activities

*Kindness project templates

*Kindness notes & letter templates

*Kindness posters & bookmarks

*Gratitude journal

& much more!

Notes for Teachers:

Teachers are provided with lesson materials, instructions, and a layout that is simple and easy to implement. mind+heart is a flexible SEL curriculum that can be taught when educators have time, while the recommendation is to teach a lesson once or more a week. The format works well during morning or classroom meetings.

mind+heart loosely aligns with the CASEL framework of the 5 core competencies for SEL, as well as other state SEL initiatives, which are research-based. It provides educators with an affordable and accessible option that is comprehensive and appropriate for 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade elementary classrooms.

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Check out the other SEL units for 3-5:


Self-Management & Mindfulness

Growth Mindset & SMART Goal Setting

Friendship & Relationships

Social Awareness: Empathy, Peer Pressure, Conflict Resolution, Bullying

Kindness, Gratitude, & Bucket Filling

Respect, Honesty & Integrity, & Stereotyping

Responsibility, Leadership, & Decision Making

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185 pages
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Teaching Duration
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