NLPS Developed Resources
Our Mental Health Team (Student Advocacy Counsellors and SFSK Wellness Coaches) have developed the following resources for our NLPS families:
December Kindness Calendar
Doing Random Acts of Kindness has shown to boost confidence and mood. Here is a December Random Acts of Kindness Calendar to help families spread some holiday joy.
See if you can get a BINGO! by completing small acts of kindness.
All of the resources below have been reviewed and recommended by our Mental Health Team (Student Advocacy Counsellors and SFSK Wellness Coaches).
- 17 Activities for Kids to Practice Kindness and Compassion
Activities that encourage having a kindness mindset.
- 31 Kindness Activities for Kids
Big Life Journal
- 60 Acts of Kindness for Kids to Do to Make the World a Better Place
- Five Arts and Crafts Activities to Teach Kids About Kindness and Compassion
A Fine Parent
Features five activities you can do with your children to encourage kindness.
- I Can Show Kindness
Pathway to Success
- Kindness Yoga for Kids
Kids Yoga Fun
Links yoga poses to acts of kindness.
- Loving-Kindness Meditation
Greater Good in Action.
Strengthen feelings of kindness and connection towards others with this 15-minute daily guided meditation exercise.
- Random Acts of Kindness Foundation
Check out the Get Inspired section for Kindness ideas, posters, calendars, quotes, videos and stories!
- School Holiday Kindness Challenge
A social media app that allows you to share messages of kindness and encouragement with the people around you.
- Five ways to raise kids to be kind
Strategies and tips to cultivate kindness with your children.
- 6 Ways to Teach Kids to Be Kind
Tips for creating a culture of kindness in your home.
- Encouraging Kindness in Kids
Greater Good in Action
How to praise kids in ways that make them more kind.
- How to be a Kindness Role Model for Your Kids
Greater Good Magazine
Provides suggestions for activities and conversations you can have with your children that will foster kindness and encourage empathy.
- Kindness & Empathy
Full of articles and activities to help you build kindness and empathy with your children.
The books listed below can be requested at your local library or purchased at the retailer of your choice. Many are also available as audiobooks and we have included read aloud YouTube videos when available.
- Books About Kindness
42 story books for early elementary children with a kindness theme.
- Books that Teach Compassion for Upper Elementary and Middle School
Literacy in Focus
When We Are Kind
by Monique Gray Smith
When We Are Kind celebrates simple acts of everyday kindness and encourages children to explore how they feel when they initiate and receive acts of kindness in their lives.
Kindness - Self-Compassion Meditation
Kindness meditation by Dr. Vo from BC Children’s Hospital
Love and Kindness for Your Child
Meditation for caregivers by Dr. McDermid - BC Children’s Hospital
Mediation by Dr. McDermid - BC Children's Hospital
- Top 30 Kindness and Friendship Movies for Families
Big Life Journal
Life Vest Inside - Kindness Boomerang - "One Day"
Watch as the camera tracks an act of kindness as its passed from one individual to the next and manages to boomerang back to the person who set it into motion.
Meditating with Kids
Greater Good Science Center
A loving-kindness meditation you can do with your kids to help them feel more connected to and positive about the people around them.
The Science of Kindness
A Short Story on - kindness must see
TED Talk - Kindness
Orly Wahba, founder of Life Vest Inside, discusses the power of kindness.
These People's Generosity Will Give You All the Feels
Train Your Brain to be Kind
Greater Good Science Centre
Children provide strategies and tips for practising kindness.