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#Do1Give Day For Students – Giving Ideas That Work!

#Do1Give Day for students is a great activity that brings positivity, happiness and increased wellbeing. All of us could do with a little bit of a boost these days, no? With a little planning and a lot of fun, implementing this event into your classroom or school will bring nothing but smiles to your student’s faces.

So what does Do1Give Day actually bring to the table? Empowering children in their learning gives them an opportunity to feel in control of their lives when the world feels out of their control. Focusing on inclusion, community, collaboration, and social emotional learning builds a positive classroom culture during a time that students are struggling to build connection. Whether students are learning virtually or in person, their wellbeing and happiness has been effected by the COVID restrictions. Bringing giving into the classroom has never been more important in school and #Do1Give Day will achieve just this.

Benefits of #Do1Give Day For Students

The past year has not been easy on anyone especially our children. COVID-19 has brought on complex factors for schools including uncertainty, social isolation, anxiety and stress that have an impact on the mental health of children and adolescents. #Do1Give Day provides schools and classrooms the opportunity to bring students together while we are physically apart. If your students are back in school, this event is a great way to build a sense of community between students. The gives completed during the event creates student leaders and opportunities to empower students in their learning while coming together to create positive impact individually and as a community.  Well being and happiness instantly increases, while stress and isolation decreases.

#Do1Give Day Giving Ideas for Students Learning Remotely

Here are some suggested gives that your students can do remotely while enhancing your daily curriculum. Gives can benefit people, the planet or animals, so if your students come up with an giving idea outside of this suggestion, go for it!

  1. Writing Exercise – Write letters, cards or notes of gratitude to family or friends. People Give
  2. Arts & Crafts Exercise – Use recycled items from home to create artwork. Planet Give
  3. Environment Exercise – Pick three things you can recycle at home or at school and recycle them! Planet Give
  4. Show and Tell – What are you grateful for? Have each student respond in the virtual classroom. People Give
  5. Reading Exercise – Read The Giving Tree getting kids to take turns to read a page. People Give
  6. Group Exercise – Heart each other through your computer screen when you start your class. People Give

In person gives for students who have returned to the classroom

  1. Art Exercise – Write positive messages on the playground tarmac with chalk for other students to see. People Give
  2. Environment Exercise – Plant vegetable seeds and donate the seedlings to a community garden. Planet Give
  3. Writing Exercise – Write thank you notes to school staff members – janitors, admin staff, the principle, support staff. People Give
  4. Art & Crafts Exercise – Create artwork or homemade cards for local seniors. People Give
  5. Philanthropy Exercise – Bring in towels and blankets that can be donated to the local animal shelter. Animal Give

Get Your Students Involved in #Do1Give Day Brainstorming

Part of the beauty of #Do1Give Day is having the students decide which give they want to complete on April 21, 2021. Get them involved and use our student Action Guide to help in the planning process. The event brings nothing but positivity to your class so why not introduce the power of giving to your students. All it takes is one give to generate a whole bunch of happiness!

Check out our #Do1Give page to see how the event works. The event is simple to implement, and easy to follow. The reprieve it provides to both you and your students is worth it!


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)