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Being kind doesn’t hurt or cost money | A Round up of ways to celebrate World Kindness Day

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Kindness is word that many of us are hearing more and more thanks to a concerning,  tense and sometimes scary 2017. It something we all as humans need to be mindful or especially when it comes to being role models for kids.

ways to celebrate World Kindness Day

My mom used to say, “Compliments don’t hurt or cost money!” when encouraging us kids to have something positive say. I believe another of her favs was, “If you don’t have something nice to day, don’t say anything at all!”

BOTH are keepers.

I like to think of Kindness the same way. Seriously people, be nice. It’s just not that hard. But in honor of a special day coming up 11/13/17, here are some cool ways to celebrate World Kindness Day to add to your repertoire.

Created in 1997 by the World Kindness Movement, a conglomeration of kindness organizations around the world, this unofficial holiday encourages people to be kind to each other and spread happiness, joy and peace through kindness.

Considered to be a virtue, and valued in most societies and religions as an important quality, kindness is the act of being considerate, compassionate and empathetic towards other people and living beings.

Ways to celebrate World Kindness Day

I love this project by David McPhail called Inspired Activities {Virtual Book Club for Kids Blog Hop} on the Educator’s Spin On It site.

Kindness books for kids

Kindness Activity-The Ripple Effect Experiment

Kindness.org has some really fun ways to not only be kind to others, but to be kind to yourself too.

World Kindness Day

Powerhouse Children’s Publishing Company, Scholastic, has noted that books and activities that promote kindness will be a key trend in 2017.

Scholastic Trends for 2017

Let’s make kindness a trend in 2018 too.

Needs some ideas on how to fill the 30 days of November with Acts of Kindness? Check out this fun downloadable November Acts of Kindness Idea Calendar from Wondermom Wannabe.

November Acts of Kindness Calendar

 This 21 Books about Kindness has been one of my friend Valarie’s most reviewed posts since she created it almost exactly two years ago.
kindness booklist

Now more than ever, a message of hope, compassion, empathy and understanding is needed.

Now more than ever, we need to come together as a nation of beautifully diverse people and encourage and implement KINDESS.

Kindness is word that many of us are hearing more and more thanks to a concerning, tense and sometimes scary 2016. It something we all as humans need to be mindful or especially when it comes to being role models for kids. As always, encouraging and teaching kindness to children starts at home and in the classroom.

Multicultural Children’s Book Day Team couldn’t agree more. With that in mind we put our collective heads together and with the help of authors Jarrett Krosoczka and DEMI, have created a very special downloadable MCBD Kindness Classroom Kit for all teachers, parents, librarians and educators to utilize.

Their FREE Kindness Classroom Kit contains:

  • Diverse Kindness Book List for ages 4 -12
  • Classroom Kindness Activities
  • “Be a Hero Be Kind” Kindness Poster
  • Multicultural Children’s Book Day Poster

Sign up is quick, easy and FREE. Go HERE to grab your Kindness Classroom Kit and together we can Be a Hero, Be Kind.

What can you do to ways to celebrate World Kindness Day?

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