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#Do1Give Day at School! A Great Well-Being Strategy

Looking for a well-being strategy for your students? Bring #Do1Give Day to your classroom this year and improve well-being. Science shows that giving makes people happy and this year, April 28 is the day to test drive how giving makes your classroom happier.

Classrooms are a great place to teach giving and let students experience the many benefits of generosity. Most of all giving improves their sense of self by creating happiness. As we give to others it makes us feel good. Those who receive our kindness also feel good. Additionally, giving improves our self-esteem, enhances our well-being and increases our confidence. Once students experience the positive effects of giving, they will want to continue to spread joy long after #Do1Give day.

#Do1Give Day Giving Ideas For Your Classroom

Send Happy Cards – Have students make a card to send to their friends or family with a note of gratitude or a message of happiness.

Happy Face Pictures – Make happy face paintings and post them around the school. Research shows that seeing a smile makes others smile.

Spread Joy With Post It Notes – Get students to make post it notes for classmates that say one nice thing about that person. Leave the post it note on the students desk for them to enjoy all day.

Plant a garden, flowers or vegetables – Find a spot on the school grounds and plant something to watch it grow and help the environment.

Playground Clean Up – Every playground needs a clean up so you can make a day of it on #Do1give Day. This planet give gets each grade or each class involved in giving back to our planet, one piece of garbage at a time.

Get Moving! – Have older grades give back to younger students by playing games in the gym, or go out for a walk in the neighbourhood or run around the school grounds for some fresh air, exercise and to clear the mind.

Happiness At School Creates Happy Students

#Do1Give Day is the perfect opportunity to start a daily giving routine in the classroom. Giving makes happy brains and happy brains make happy students. Teachers have noticed a difference in their classroom environment after starting a giving routine – students are calmer, more emotionally regulated and have a greater sense of well being. There are more productive and focus on their studies when they are happier.

Happiness Will Travel With Each Student

A happy student carries these feelings home with them with this wave of happiness spilling over into the home life. Parents notice happier kids that feel good about going to school and excited about their giving ideas at school. It’s a win- win for everyone. Families have taken the lead and started a giving practice at home to keep that happiness going!

#Do1Give Day is April 28, 2022 – Your Best Well-Being Strategy

Use this date to introduce giving into your classroom or school. Our #Do1Give Day resources makes it easy to participate and will guarantee happiness when you follow our event Action Guides. Are you ready to generate a classroom of happy students! Let’s start giving!

What people are saying about 365give

“I wanted to express my gratitude for the teaching you provided today. Your message was delivered eloquently, compassionately, and without judgment. The kids were engaged, and now have knowledge with which they can change the world. We all appreciated how you took the time to help us learn to build positive mindsets and practice happiness.”
Shelley Gardner, Grade 6 Ridgeview Elementary (West Vancouver)
“Actions really do speak louder than words, which is why I believe the 365give Challenge has resonated throughout my community. Every give we do is so important to us and leaves us happier and appreciating our lives a little bit more than before.”
Mahina Niyozova (Tajikistan)
“After watching the 365give TEDx Talk, I was inspired to join and begin a daily giving program in India. Today, along with 12 other volunteer women, we provide 100 meals to local underprivileged children in Bangalore for school every day.”
Deepika Ahuja, Mom (Bangalore, India)
“My life has greater meaning now.”
Renate Jorge, @BeKindBrazil and 365give Member, Family Program (Brazil)
“I just wanted to share that 365give really helped me. I am a better person now, thank you.”
MayLee, 365give Member, Individual Program
“This 365give Challenge has really injected excitement and extra enthusiasm in each work day as I think about what we can do. It has motivated me and the students.”
Cristina Peters, School Counselor (New York City, USA)
“I have seen a huge shift in energy throughout my classroom since doing the 365give Challenge. The Challenge has empowered my students to make a positive difference in the school’s community and beyond.”
Cella Adriana, Special Needs Educator /The Holliswood School (New York City, USA)
“The 365give Challenge helps students understand their impact on others. It opens avenues for introducing and discussing global and local issues in classrooms. It is powerful to watch students of all ages think about how they can make a change in another person’s life with one small act.”
Jessica Hall, Primary Teacher, French Immersion at École Pauline Johnson (West Vancouver, Canada)