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The Great Kindness Challenge

This past week we celebrated The Great Kindness Challenge as part of our PBIS initiative.  While the blizzard messed it up a little, we still had a great time spreading kindness throughout the school!

We started our week with a kickoff kindness assembly.  The students were given their own Challenge Checklist to complete throughout the week.  Their goal was to complete as many acts of kindness as they could.

One of the challenges was to give your teacher an apple.  I received a lot of delicious apples this week!

At the end of the week, the Challenge Checklists were collected so we could see how many challenges were completed in total.  Each grade level had a different colored sheet.

On Friday, each class visited the gym to complete a series of Kindness Stations {very thankful to the PTF who helped run them!}.  The students made cards for adults in the school (teachers, custodians, aids, etc).

Each grade created their own Helping Chain.  Each student contributed a link that shared a way they had helped someone out during the week.

We had a blizzard so there were a lot of "I helped shovel" links!

Each grade level also created a handprint banner.

In addition to creating cards for adults, students created some for their friends and siblings as well.  I thought this one was awesome!

It was a great school-wide activity that was helped students realize that kind acts can be really simple, but go a long way!

Looking for more ideas?  Check out the website for The Great Kindness Challenge to help your school celebrate!


  1. I would love to see a copy of your kindness challenges if you are permitted to share them. I am the coordinator for PBIS in my building, and I am always looking for new ideas!!! We are planning to do something with kindness for next week with Random Acts of kindness week.

  2. Love it! Did the banner say anything? I'd love to see a picture of it!


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