Kind Karen - Kindness

Simple Instructions: After breathing and stretching with children, read the Kind Karen Educator Card to introduce your kindness unit. Open the lines of communication and connection in just 15 minutes by allowing the children turn/talk time with each journaling question (use classroom chime for transition). The classroom skill sign summarizes each social emotional lesson. View Kit here.

Kindness begins with you!

Kindness begins with you!

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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