Kindness

Spread some “kindness germs,” play Charades, take the “random acts of kindness” challenge, and reward kids with light sticks for being a shining example of kindness.

Make growing in kindness a fun-filled adventure! Read on for more ideas that help kids:

  • be more considerate of others
  • put others first
  • respond politely to insults, compliments and offers they wish to decline.

This lesson also helps address teasing, bullying, making fun of others and tattling.

Recommended resources

Being Nice to Others: A Book About Rudeness
by Carolyn Larsen. Baker Books, 2016. Ages 4-7.

The Berenstain Bears: A Neighbor in Need
by Jan and Mike Berenstain. Zonderkidz, 2011. Ages 4-7

The Berenstain Bears and the Golden Rule
by Stan, Jan and Mike Berenstain. Zonderkidz, 2008. Ages 4-7. 

The Berenstain Bears and the Little Lost Cub
by Jan and Mike Berenstain. Zonderkidz, 2011. Ages 4-7.

The Berenstain Bears: Faithful Friends
by Jan and Michael Berenstain. Zonderkidz, 2009. Ages 4-7.

The Berenstain Bears: Kindness Counts
by Jan and Mike Berenstain. Zonderkidz, 2010. Ages 4-7.

Cards of Kindness for Courageous Girls
Shiloh Kidz, 2019. Ages 8-12.

Just Like Jesus Bible Storybook
by Stephen Elkins. Tyndale, 2015. Ages 4-7.

Otter B Kind
by Pamela Kennedy and Anne Kennedy Brady. Tyndale, 2019. Ages 4-7.

Sharing With Others: A Book About Selfishness
by Carolyn Larsen. Baker Books, 2017. Ages 4-7.

Words to Love By
by Rick Warren. Zonderkidz, 2018. Ages 4-7.

You’re So Kind
(12 characters from the Bible). Thomas Nelson, 2020. Ages 4-7.

Adventures in Odyssey #54: Clanging Cymbals and the Meaning of God’s Love (CD)
Tyndale, 2011. Ages 8 and up.

Adventures in Odyssey Life Lessons #3: Compassion (CD)
Tyndale, 2005. Ages 8 and up.

Adventures in Odyssey Life Lessons #11: Respect (CD)
Tyndale, 2006. Ages 8-12.

Auto B Good: Fruits of the Spirit (DVD)
Rising Star Studios, 2011. Ages 2-6.

A Horse Called Bear (DVD)
CMD Distribution, 2015. Ages 4 and up.