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The Happy Habit Of Being Kind

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BEING KIND MEANS


Caring (for yourself, others + the earth),

giving, connecting, sharing

+ being a good friend



WHY BEING KIND MATTERS

Kindness is a core teaching of every spiritual philosophy in the world. Maybe this is because even small acts can have great energy and power. Kindness toward oneself leads to less stress, greater overall happiness and emotional resilience. When we are kind to each other both giver and receiver feel good.

The meaning of life is to find your gift

The purpose of life is to give it away

- Picasso



EASY WAYS TO TEACH KIDS ABOUT KINDNESS


1.

Introduce them to this happy habit with our I Am Kind Handout



2.

USE BOOKS

For example, there is a lot of kindness being shared within the Happy Hunting book. Even Shed (Liza's dog) is in on the action. Reading, asking questions and talking about where kindness shows up and how it works its magic are simple ways to get kids noticing and spreading kindness in their own lives.

3.

BE CREATIVE

The Be Kind 5 Pack includes 5 activities that encourage caring, giving, connecting, sharing and being a good friend.


4.

PLAY GAMES

The Feeling Cards offer lots of ways to explore being kind. For example, as a conversation starter: Simply pick a random card and ask questions like …

How are you kind to yourself when you feel this way?

How can you be kind to others when they feel this way?

How can others show kindness to you?



5.

ENGAGE IN ACTIVITIES

The Happy Habits Challenge has 3 Be Kind tasks including one toward self, one toward others, and one for the earth. Plus, one blank card means you and your kids can create as many different kindness challenges as you like.



Visit our Be Kind Pinterest boards for more carefully curated research and resources



Links:

Happy Hunting Book

Be Kind 5 Pack

Feeling Cards

Happy Habits Challenge

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