Use acrylic paints and pens to create positive messages on rocks that you can add to your playground, garden, or leave in the community for others to find.
Create a variety of visual art by your students, and attach to the chainlink fence outside your school for parents to enjoy during drop-off and pick-up and community to enjoy as they walk by.
This can be done in class or school-wide. For the class, have students draw the name of a classmate at the start of the day. They write a genuine compliment for them before they are dismissed.
As a school, students or staff can give compliments to anyone. Great feel-good moment for both the giver and receiver!
Make Kindness Cards for the residents that live close to your school, thanking them for being good neighbors.
Start each day with a kindness quote. This can be read in class or on the announcements. Have students submit their favorite as well!
Have students write their name on the first link of the chain. They pass on the chain to the next classmate, who adds a kind word or compliment about that person. Continue until everyone has added a link and the chain returns to its owner.
Have students gather sticks, leaves, grass, pinecones, and rocks to make creations for others to find.
At the start of the school year, have every student complete a Student Spotlight form. Rather than focusing on favorite foods, movies, or colors, focus on strengths, interests, character traits, abilities and talents.
The spotlights can be posted on a bulletin board display, and read daily on the announcements. After the spotlight is posted for a week, take it down and return it to the student.
Find Student Spotlight templates under Free Resources.
Washroom/restroom makeovers with positive quotes have become quite popular in recent years and even if you don't have a lot of time, money, people or resources, it can be done quite inexpensively.
If you can't paint the stalls, students can color kindness coloring pages, add posters of kindness quotes from the internet, or sticker quotes and decor from a dollar store.