Examples are provided below of comments generated from a variety of kindness practices which included encouraging children and teachers to notice opportunities for spreading kindness to others but also discovering those activities that make them feel good and thereby helped to increase their resilience.
See evidence of that here…
Daily Happiness Habits – what are your emotional boosters / drainers today?
“Boosters – seeing friends, hugs, Roblox, blankets, being at home, being at school, helping other people, taking a deep breath.
Drainers – doing lots of hard work,
when someone dies, when you go on a long walk.” Grangetown Primary
Animal Mindfulness – How do animals help, support and soothe you?
“I like stroking their fur. Stroking my guinea pigs makes me feel relaxed. Watching my goldfish and changing the light on his tank. Rabbits because I like stroking their droopy ears. I like squirrels and thinking of them makes me calm. Watching turtles and dolphins. Going to my Grandma’s and looking after a parakeet. I like dogs and cats. My crazy puppy makes me laugh. I like stroking lambs. I like visiting my Grandma and watching the dog run around in circles. When I visit my Auntie’s and her dog goes mad jumping up and down. I like birds because when they sing it’s calming for me. Birds because I like watching them fly around. I like dogs. They calm me down. Whales because the noise they make is funny and calming.” St Josephs R.C. Primary
“Smell of freshly washed clothes. Sister not coming in my room. Smell of a freshly valeted car.Like it when your brother shuts the door after himself. Feeling the soft grass between toes. Making sandcastles. Birthday approaching. Smelling shampoo. Watching my sheep and lambs skipping about in the field. Abby the dog. Kisses and cuddles from younger siblings.” St Josephs R.C. Primary.
- “Asking if there are okay? Saying well done. Helping people with sports painting stones and handing them out. St Josephs R.C. Primary.
- If you run to the cars first, you could be kind and pass the car to the slowest person to have a go first. Share with people and take turns. If your friend gets wet cuffs in the water tray, you could offer to pull them up. If there was a queue for the toilet and someone was needing it more than you, you could let them go first.” Harewood Primary
Giving and Receiving Kindness
“Year 2 Brougham Primary School Clean the table after tea. I tidy up my toys at home. Play with my brother and sister when they are on their own. Clean the dishes. Play with my cousin so they aren’t lonely. Go to bed early. Clean my bedroom and help with chores. Sharing with my family. Go and get things for mum when she needs them. Clean my brother’s room when it is messy. Help someone when they are stuck with their work.” Brougham Primary.
- “Well done to me for saying my 10 times tables! Well done to me for doing a pull up on the climbing bar! Well done to me for doing tricks on the trampoline! Well done to me for hanging upside down on the climbing bar! Well done to me for my art certificate! Well done to me for being a nice person. Grangetown Primary.
- Well done to me for: nearly doing a flatback, getting my first assist for my football club, doing a cartwheel, doing a handstand, riding my bike without stabilisers, riding my scooter, learning to tie my shoelaces, tricks on my scooter, doing a wheelie on my bike, keeping myself safe, moving up a stage in swimming and swimming 400m, winning my first ever claw machine at the arcades, setting up a TV, going to Beavers’ Camp, building a lego car, presenting to our TRUST.” St Joseph RC Primary
Stamp your foot and connect with the world
“We loved this. It felt so good thinking we were connecting with people around the world. So simple but so effective.” sbcschools.
Kindness and Gratitude
“Lambs running races across the field, my son sunny days, play dates dogs, most animals sleepovers, cats and playing playing with my little sister when my dog jumps on me when I play on my bike at my Nana’s dogs, swimming and sunny days football, playing with my little brother stroking the dog my brothers jumping on me guinea pigs, hopping, my Grandad’s dog, ducks the puppy I used to have, going outside and seeing my Auntie my whole family scoring penalties, rabbits, transport my family, teddies and rabbits my family, play dates and stroking my dog.” St Joseph RC Primary School.
Kindness and Gratitude.
“Elf stayed until New Year’s Day Went to the arcades. Went to the park. Walked the dogs .Getting a new house. Went to Dad’s house. Played with my brothers. Went to the inflatable waterpark. Went to Alphamere. Watched Youtube. Went to the Lake District. Went to my Nan’s for Christmas. Played on PS4. Got a desk on Christmas Day. My dog got better from being ill. Played with my Grandad’s dog, Rosie. Went on a ferry to Amsterdam”. St Josephs RC Primary.
“A-Air because it helps us breath
B Bees for honey and listen to them buzz
C cat because I get to stroke her
D- dirt bike because it keeps fit
E elephants because they are great animals
F- family because they keep me safe
G- Grace my sister because she is kind
H home because I have somewhere to live
I imagination because we get to imagine things and stories in our mind
J Joshua because he plays with me
K kangaroos because it was on the masked singer
L life otherwise we wouldn’t be here and explore the world
M Mummy because she takes me to school everyday
N Nintendo switch to play on
O Oxygen we need to breathe
P poo because it helps us survive
Q Queen for being a great monarch
R robots because they know a lot of stuff
S school because I get to learn
T Toys to play with
U umbrellas keep me dry
V vultures to help in the army
W willow my dog because she makes me laugh
X x-rays to check our bones
Y You because you help me learn
Z Zachary is my friend.” dsatredlands