Despite all the difficulties facing the globe today, parents and other adults may help children learn that being nice is always in style. It is imperative to raise nicer children since, according to a study, 62% of Americans think that most individuals "simply look out for themselves" rather than make an effort to help others. The fight to alter that has begun!
You can encourage children to choose kindness in a world where they can achieve anything they set their minds to, and it can begin in school. These seven random acts of kindness suggestions can help students make a lasting impression and inspire others to lead with kindness, regardless of their age or grade.
1. Sit With Someone New at Lunch
Everyone has a right to experience inclusion at school. Getting to know people is one of the finest ways to make them feel recognised and valued and what better time to do that than over lunch? Encourage children to sit with new people and broaden their horizons, especially if they notice someone else sitting alone. Children can discuss their interests, homes, and favourite teachers. The future? They might have a brand-new best friend seated in front of them.
2. Smile in the Hallway
Nothing is more uplifting than an unprompted smile from someone, and both parties gain. According to research, grinning reduces stress, improves mood, and makes individuals feel happier. Children can spread a grin to brighten someone else's day or as a small act of kindness.
3. Give Someone Your Full Attention
In a world full of distractions, giving someone your full attention can be one of the greatest (and unexpected) random acts of kindness. Students can practice giving someone their full attention by:
• Putting away mobile devices
• Listening intently
• Making eye contact while the other person speaks
• Nodding in acknowledgement
• Waiting for the other person to finish before speaking
• Asking the other person if they’d like feedback or an opinion
4. Thank a School Employee
Everyone who works in a school—from teachers to administrators, coaches, janitors, and other staff members—contributes in some way. Encourage pupils to express their gratitude to the staff at their school. It can simply say "thank you for everything you do," and it need not be for anything in particular. The act of saying "thank you" encourages children to develop a grateful attitude, which is the ideal frame of mind for creating a bright future.
5. Leave a Note of Encouragement on Someone’s Desk or Locker
Placing a note of support on a classmate's desk or locker qualifies as a simple random act of kindness that children can perform. Children can write the following phrases on a sticky note to make you smile:
• You are unique!
• Continue the excellent work!
• I admired your work!
• I'm grateful that you exist.
• You are amazing!
• You can do this.
6. Clean Up Around Campus
Help kids maintain a clean school environment by teaching them to pick up trash when they see it, recycle, and let an adult know if something needs to be fixed. Random deeds of kindness like this demonstrate student pride, ease the workload of staff members, and foster responsibility among students.
7. Help Someone Study for a Test
Children that do well in a particular topic might aid their classmates who need extra support. They won't just receive an A+ for their efforts; perhaps it will motivate others to assist out more.
Small deeds of kindness have a significant impact.
The goal of Boys & Girls Clubs is to raise caring, responsible children who develop the virtues and self-assurance necessary to positively impact their communities as adults. You can now do it as well.
Doing Good and Being Kind Throughout the Year
Boys & Girls Clubs set a positive example of behaviour all year long to raise caring, responsible children who develop the virtues and self-assurance needed to improve their communities. 92% of Club children desire to assist when they encounter someone in need; that's excellent!
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