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Discovering the Kindness Curriculum
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About Us

The Kindness Curriculum team is inspired by the Kindness Factory’s mission to make the world a kinder place.



The world is changing, and education should too!


Kaplan has a history of commitment to social justice and equity through education.

Activities, by attributes and/or age groups

An introduction to the Kindness Curriculum

When actively explored in schools, kindness is a powerful tool for nurturing the well-being of everyone! Scientific studies have shown that kindness has a great number of physical and emotional benefits which support people to be happy, confident, well-rounded individuals. See all the benefits in our poster downloadable here.

The activities in the Kindness Curriculum are intended to provide stimuli for classroom discussions and actions. Learning experiences have been designed to complement specific national curriculums (e.g. Australian National curriculum) and The Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning (CASEL) competencies. The Kindness Curriculum also responds to the OECD’s Learning Compass 2030 evolving learning framework that sets out an aspirational vision for the future of education and contributes to the well-being of communities and the planet.

Once kindness is felt, its power is understood, and it is more likely to be reproduced. The Kindness Curriculum presents activities designed to build 12 attributes associated with kindness.

Activities have been broadly grouped into schooling groups – before school, early primary grades, upper primary grades, middle school and senior school. But many of the activities can be adapted for different age groups and contexts.


Descriptive steps in each activity give guidance to teachers but are fully adaptable for individual classroom needs. In most instances, links to online video and story resources have been supplied allowing teachers to access learning materials quickly and easily, to complement existing programs, and to be responsive to student needs.

The curriculum is built on the premise “that wherever there is a human being, there is an opportunity for a kindness” —Lucius Annaeus Seneca



The Kindness Curriculum is inspired by the Kindness Factory’s mission to make the world a kinder place. The Kindness Factory, Kaplan academics, Kindness ambassadors and the community have collaborated to create activities that promote kindness attributes to children and students.


The partnership bringing together Kath Koschel, founder of the Kindness Factory and Kaplan’s academic and learning expertise is the first of its kind! It connects our shared goals to generate change for the future. Together Kaplan, Kath and the Kindness Curriculum are taking one step forward in building and sustaining a better world for the global village.


The Kindness Curriculum presents activities designed to build the attributes of empathy, gratitude, perspective, honesty, self-compassion, self-acceptance, humility, collaboration, mindfulness, meditation, trust, affiliation and humour for all children and students worldwide.

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Notes to Schools and Teachers

The aim of the Kindness Curriculum is to provide activities that teachers can utilise in classrooms to address and explore social emotional learning and pro-social skills and traits that support wellbeing.

Additional Resources

We aim to continue to provide updates that may interest teachers who want to embed Kindness Curriculum attributes in their schools and classrooms. Parents may also find many of these activities suitable for use in their home.