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.
Have students draw the name of a classmate at the start of the day. They watch that person all day and then write a genuine compliment for them before they are dismissed. 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 neighbours.
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, every staff member and student completes an "All About Me" Spotlight form. Rather than focusing on favorite foods, movies, or colors, we focus on strengths, interests, character traits, abilities and talents.
The spotlights are posted on a bulletin board display, and spotlights are read daily on the announcements.
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.