Great Kindness Challenge
ABout great kindness challenge
- caring (incl. self-care)
How to Participate
2023-2024 Event Details
Previous Year's highlights
-Evelyn, Ophir Elementary School
"My favorite was hug your friend, it made me feel happy."
-Honey, Ishi Hills Middle School
"Entertaining my little brother, made me feel awesome."
-Ryen, Ophir Elementary School
Why do you think it's important to be kind towards others?
"Because if there isn't kindness there isn't fun and the world wouldn't be nice."
-Oliver, STREAM Charter School
"I think it's good to be kind to others because there may be that person you run into that is just not having a good day and there is an act of treating people how you would like to be treated."
-Anastasia, Ishi Hills Middle School
"So bully's don't spread."
-Dmitrii, Ophir Elementary School
"Because you never know if they are having a bad day."
-Lyssa, Ishi Hills Middle School
"Because if no one is nice people will bully and you will have no friends."
-Ava, Ophir Elementary School
"Because you don't know what happens to them at home."
-Dallan, Ishi Hills Middle School
"Kindness is important so everyone is kind not evil."
-Airean, STREAM Charter School
"I think it's important because everyone should be happy."
-Ayla, Ishi Hills Middle School
Which act of kindness do you look forward to doing this week?
"Hold the door open for someone."
-Arean, Ophir Elementary School
"Helping people when they fall."
-Aurora, Ophir Elementary School
"I want to give my friend a hug."
-Lila, STREAM Charter School
"Helping my mom."
-Drew, Ishi Hills Middle School
"Smiling at twenty-five people."
-Emery, STREAM Charter School
Special Thank you to school staff!
- Send Peaceful Pen Pal letters to other kids in the USA. Sign up here.
- Create an entry for the "I am Powerful" Kids for Peace Book “Contest.” This will be our 5th book. Flier & Book Entry Form.
- Write and mail a card to a senior citizen who can no longer receive visitors due to the COVID-19 situation. If you don’t know an elder to write to, you my send a generic card to a “Grandfriend” at your closest senior living facility.
- Hold gratitude circles at dinnertime.
- Call or FaceTime friends, Grandparents, or Grandfriends just to say hello.
- Make up a poem with a positive message.
- Write positive messages on Post-It Notes and place on mirrors in your house.
- Make Peace Rocks. Paint rocks with kind words and place them around town to delight your neighbors.
- Do household chores without being asked - make your bed, pick up your toys, clean your room/bathroom.
- Whenever possible, avoid time with people outside your family to help prevent the spread of COVID-19.
- Offer to pick up mail or run errands for elderly neighbors and leave shopping bags on their doorstep.
- Take a hike or visit the beach and pick up litter along the way.
- Learn about recycling in your community and discover something new.
- Water your plants, pick weeds.
- Harvest seeds from fruits and replant them.
- Learn about composting and practice in your own garden.
- Discover something new about a different culture or a different country.
- Listen to music from different parts of the world.
- Pick at least one country from each continent and discover their favorite food/dish.
- Send letters or cards to Senior Homes, Memory Care, Hospice facilities since they are not able to have visitors at this time.
- Spend time taking care of your pet - feed them, brush them, walk them, clean up after them.
- Design your own string of peace flags using old clothes, paint, or whatever materials you have available at home.
- Create a kind rainbow.