Books and Resources for
World Kindness Day
World Kindness Day started in 1998 and is celebrated on 13th November every year. It is important for us to practise kindness every day but it is a perfect excuse to share a collection of picture books that promote this important character trait. Promoting kindness is vital for children to grow into caring, thoughtful and respectful adults. These picture books present excellent examples of characters who demonstrates kind and caring actions.
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Australian Kindness Movement: Background and information
Do One Thing: World Kindness Day handouts and activities
Education World: Resources for World Kindness Day
HuffPost: 5 Ideas to Celebrate World Kindness Day
Kent Children’s University: Proud to Be Kind Challenge
Kindness UK: Ideas for Kindness Day
Kindness UK: Primary School resources
National Today: World Kindness Day activities
Random Acts of Kindness: Make Kindness the Norm
Random Acts of Kindness: 5 Simple Classroom Activities to Celebrate World Kindness Day
Mind Body Green: 7 Fun Ways To Teach Kindness To Kids
Random Acts of Kindness: Kindness Starts With One
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