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10 Ways to Embrace Do1Give Day in your School or Classroom

Participating in Do1Give Day promotes generosity and kindness within your school or classroom community. This day will take place on April 25th this year. There are many ways to embrace Do1Give Day including the following:

1. Random Acts of Kindness Cards

Make some small cards with random acts of kindness suggestions. For example: “Hold the door open for someone,” or “Send someone a thank you note to show your appreciation for that person” (ie. a teacher). Hand the cards out to students and ask that they complete one of the cards’ suggestions throughout the day.

2. Social Media Campaign

Teachers and students can share their acts of kindness through social media by using the hashtag #Do1Give. This helps to promote the day/the movement and gets others spreading acts of giving and kindness.

3. Reflect and Celebrate

Take time as a class to review the acts of kindness that were performed and the impact this had on each person and the school community as a whole.

4. Kindness Assembly or Presentation

Hold a school assembly or a presentation in the classroom to discuss why it’s important to be kind and to complete acts of kindness. You can invite guest speakers, have a PowerPoint presentation or create a video to raise awareness of Do1Give Day.

5. Create a Kindness Rocks Garden

Invite students to decorate rocks with kindness, empathy and hope messages during recess or during art class. Then collect them and create a rock garden or place them along a walkway of an outdoor space.

6. Kindness Awards

Hand out an award or certificate to a student or students who demonstrate kindness and compassion to show them that what they do matters and they are making a difference.

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7. Create a Do1Give Wall

Create a board that is specifically for teachers and students to write or post an act of kindness that they have done. This visualization inspires others to want to participate as well.

8. Themed Classroom Activities on Kindness

Kindness activities are a good way to incorporate making a difference during class. You could read a book on kindness or you could have the students write a thank you note to someone who has made a difference in their lives.

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9. Service Project

Go out as a classroom or school community and do a service project in the community. Going and working at a local charity, cleaning up garbage, or volunteering at a local food bank. You can find some great ideas here.

10. Make Kindness Elves

Kindness elves bring notes asking children to do one kind act each day. For example: “Bring in canned goods for the local food pantry,” or “Pick up trash around school property.”

For more stories on how to embrace Do1Give Day with your classroom or school community, check out the 365give blog.

Patty Benfeito
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I am a mom of 2 amazing teenage boys and I work in the healthcare field in Human Resources. I love spending time with my partner, Tim and our kids. I enjoy reading, going for walks, spending time at the beach and hanging out by the fire pit delighting in bonfires in the summer months and going for long country drives, stopping to grab an ice creram somewhere along the way. My passion in life is to help others and be the change I want to see in the world and hence why I am a part of the team and movement.

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