JDAIM Storytime – Kindness

One of February’s designations is Jewish Disability Awareness, Acceptance and Inclusion Month.  Our focus this week is kindness and ways we can be kind.  We read:

When I Care About Others by Cornelia Maude Spelman and illustrated by Kathy Parkinson


Kind by Axel Scheffler and 38 illustrators!

Class Activity – Make A Class Kindness Jar!

You have two options for a class kindness jar…

Option 1:

Every time a student in your class does something kind, they can put a pom pom in the kindness jar.  Once it’s full, the class gets a prize!




Option 2:

Have students each fill in 3 post-it’s with ideas for a random act of kindness that can be done at school.  Each day upon entering class, students pick one post-it from the jar and need to find a way to fulfill that act of kindness before the end of the school day.  Ideas could include;

  • clean up part of the classroom
  • give someone a compliment
  • play with someone who is alone
  • open a door for someone
  • offer to help your teacher with something
  • pick up trash in the hallway and put it in the garbage
  • listen to someone who is sad or upset
  • make a new friend

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