18 Bucket Filler Activities That Will Spread Kindness in Your Classroom:

  1. Compliment Circle: Have students sit in a circle and take turns giving compliments to the person next to them.
  2. Kindness Journals: Provide each student with a journal to write down acts of kindness they witness or perform.
  3. Secret Buddy: Assign each student a secret buddy to do kind acts for throughout the day or week.
  4. Gratitude Jar: Have a jar in the classroom where students can write down something they are grateful for and read it out loud periodically.
  5. Random Acts of Kindness Challenge: Encourage students to perform simple acts of kindness, such as holding the door for someone or helping a classmate with their backpack.
  6. Classroom Compliments Wall: Create a designated wall where students can leave anonymous compliments for their classmates.
  7. Thank You Notes: Teach students the importance of expressing gratitude by writing thank you notes to people who have made a positive impact in their lives.
  8. Kindness Rocks: Decorate rocks with kind messages and place them around the school or classroom for others to find.
  9. Friendship Chains: Have students create paper chains with kind messages written on each link, connecting everyone in the classroom.
  10. Read-Aloud with Kindness: Select books with themes of kindness and empathy to read aloud as a class.
  11. Acts of Service: Organize a class project that involves helping others, such as volunteering at a local food bank or collecting donations for a charity.
  12. Kindness Awards: Recognize and celebrate acts of kindness by presenting students with special kindness awards.
  13. Kindness Challenge Board: Create a bulletin board with various kindness challenges for students to complete.
  14. Kindness Scavenger Hunt: Create a scavenger hunt where students have to find and complete acts of kindness throughout the school.
  15. Kindness Role Models: Have students research and learn about individuals who have made a difference through acts of kindness.
  16. Kindness Reflections: Allocate time for students to reflect on acts of kindness they have witnessed or experienced.
  17. Classroom Kindness Pledge: Have students come up with a kindness pledge and recite it together regularly.
  18. Kindness Concert: Plan and perform a kindness-themed concert for the school or community to spread positivity and inspire others.

These 18 bucket filler activities will create a positive and kind classroom environment, allowing students to experience the joy of spreading kindness.