Kindness Cards for Kids: 52 ways to make every day a little better
We are all born with a kind heart, but becoming a kind person doesn't happen overnight. Practicing small acts of kindness every day helps it become a habit. Nuanprang Snitbhan, a clinical psychologist who specializes in working with children, adolescents, and their families, writes that kindness requires four big things- 1) compassion, 2) empathy, 3) courage, and 4) responsibility.
The cards are divided into four color categories, each designed to foster one of the four aspects of kindness through activities that kids ages 6-10 can do on their own or with a small group. Kindness takes time to blossom, just like a tree takes time to grow from a small seed. This deck shares different ways kids can practice being kind to themselves, their family, their community, and to the earth each and every day.
Courage Card #10- Be an Encouraging Echo
If someone has a good idea, be an echo! Make sure to name the person who had the good idea. Say something like, "I like ______'s idea of ________." Maybe "I like Emma's idea of making up a game together." This helps everyone speak up!
NUANPRANG SNITBHAN, PsyD, is a clinical psychologist specializing in working with children, adolescents, and their families. Born in Bangkok, Thailand, she has lived in the United States since she was fourteen. She received her doctorate in Clinical Psychology from the Massachusetts School of Professional Psychology. The author of Girl Time- A Mother-Daughter Activity Book for Sharing, Bonding, and Really Talking, she has spoken to audiences in the United States and Asia on the subject of parenting, groupwork, and the challenges of treating children from non-Western cultures.