Kind Karen - Kindness


Kind Karen is the eleventh of the stories from Powerful You (grades 2-adult). Karen helps children understand empathy and positive relationships with others  (ASCA Behavior - Social Skills Standards 2, 3, 4). Anna also fosters development of whole self, including a healthy balance of mental, social/emotional and physical well-being (ASCA Mindset 1). 

Powerful You Intermediate Instructions

20-25 minutes per week for each of the 26 social skills lessons

1.    Breathe and Stretch before every lesson.  Feel the benefits in YOUR body and mind.  Kids love the breathing ball


2.   Read the true short story from the 8.5 x 11 Powerful You Educator Cards and watch connection radiate in your class.

3.    Stand tall and practice positive self-talk.

4.   Open the lines of communication by allowing children turn & talk time with each journaling question from the Powerful You Educator Card. (use transition chime to move through questions quickly)

5.   Display the Classroom Social Skills Sign.  Leave a classroom footprint of emotional wellness. 

6.   Use the Powerful You Book for positive quotes and additional activities that correspond to each A-Z lesson. Add your ideas to this resource book.  You are more powerful than you know!  

7.   Purchase The Powerful You Educator Kit . (Includes all resources for grades 3 and up)

8.   See more resources below.

A KINDNESS song for grades K-2 that incorporates movement.

Grab a pad of sticky notes, write positive phrases on them and stick them anywhere that needs some positivity. It could be bus stop, gas pump, mirror, desk, cat, etc. Let's be friends: Twitter: @RAKFoundation Instagram: @RAKFoundation Facebook:

This video invites you to help kindness become the norm in your home, school or workplace.

A great video for all ages! SPREAD A RIPPLE OF KINDNESS! "When we share acts of kindness, we color our world."

Singing together as one lifts everyone’s spirits! Try this sing along about kindness!! Great for all ages!

There are scientifically proven benefits to being kind! It is contagious, teachable, and makes you feel all fuzzy inside.
One Voice
By Cindy McKinley

This video was made by 8th graders but valuable for 3rd grade and up to learn how a little empathy could help change the world around them.

Empathy Is Elementary and CD
By M.Ed., LSW Rebecca Schmidt

This exceptional story for ages 4 to 8 follows the adventures of Hug, a hero who got stuck as he was headed for the heart for which it was made.

This short clips helps us understand the difference between empathy and sympathy. Adults benefit from watching when beginning a kindness unit or campaign.

Whatever you say, whatever you do, sooner or later comes back to you.  Read this book and understand the importance of being kind!   Great for Halloween! 

Alice and Greta: A Tale of Two Witches
By Steven J. Simmons

Spread a ripple of kindness today!

Karen knows the only person you can change is YOURSELF! If you want to make the world a better place take a look in the mirror.

What Does It Mean To Be Kind?
By Rana DiOrio

A chain reaction of kindness spreads throughout a town after Brian hugs and kisses his mother one morning.  How can you spread kindness in your town?

Because Brian Hugged His Mother
By David L. Rice
How Full Is Your Bucket? For Kids
By Tom Rath, Mary Reckmeyer
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