In advance of their annual Kindness Festival, students on our Early Childhood Campus set out to identify acts of kindness in the classroom and at home. Children shared their ideas about what being kind looks like in action… asking if someone is ok when they get hurt, offering to help when there is work to be done, cleaning up messes (even if they are not our own), sharing things with other, and telling friends and family you love them.

By the time Kindness Day arrived the students had many links in a paper chain of kindness to decorate the campus. During the festival children played and enjoyed music. Adults helped students write thank you notes for teachers and family and children drew smiley faces to hand out to classmates to help “fill their buckets.” As a show of kindness to the environment, children swept the bike path and scrubbed down the tricycles.