Students are challenged to complete as many acts of kindness as possible within the week. The organization, Kids of Peace, provides you with a list of 50 acts of kindness for parents, students, and teachers to practice during the challenge.
Studies show that kindness matters and it’s scientifically proven! Not only does kindness improve our climate and communities but this simple concept and virtue can enhance our minds and bodies, too. According to Random Acts of Kindness and a study conducted by Dartmouth College, kindness improves peer relations, lowers anxiety and enhances concentration.
The official dates are coming soon, January 22-26th, 2017. But never fear, you can make this work on a different week if you're not ready! Beyond the one-week challenge, students and families can participate in a unifying campaign, supporting a community in need: Kind Coins for Hurricane Relief. This year in response to the historic hurricane season on US Territory, Kids for Peace, home to The Great Kindness Challenge is raising funds to build as many playgrounds at hurricane affected schools in Florida, Louisiana, Texas and Puerto Rico. Check out Jet Stream Jax, an eight-year-old meteorologist sharing about the devastation in his hometown, Houston and why play heals.
To sign up, register online and download the toolkit. I'm planning to use the family version at my house as well! What do you do for Kindness at your school? Make sure to follow me on Instagram to see some of my own #greatkindnesschallenge acts!