Years/Grades 1 - 3

Engaging learning activities for children in 1st-3rd grade, linked to the CASEL framework for social-emotional learning

COLLABORATION

Collaboration is essential in almost all aspects of life – in the playground; classroom; families and in every work environment! Collaboration is evident when a group of people come together and contribute their expertise for the benefit of a shared objective or project.

Cooking Fun

COMPASSION

Compassion literally means “to suffer together.” Compassion is the capacity to understand the emotional state of another and have genuine feelings for other people's circumstances and feel motivated to support and assist. Compassion requires action.

Hey, Little Ant

EMPATHY

Empathy is the awareness and understanding of another person's thoughts, feelings, and circumstances. The ability to co-experience the feelings and thoughts of other people, is an essential life skill.

Feelings Collage

GRATITUDE

Gratitude from the Latin word gratus, means ``thankful, pleasing.`` Gratitude is a feeling or attitude in acknowledgment of a benefit that one has received or will receive.

Feeling Grateful

HONESTY

Honesty is defined as fairness and straightforwardness of conduct when one speaks the truth and act truthfully. It is often connected with sincerity, integrity and trustworthiness. Being honest requires courage, realism, trust and it takes practice.

The Boy Who Cried Bigfoot!

HUMILITY

Humility means “the state of being humble.” Both the word humility and humble have their origin in the Latin word humilis, meaning ``low.`` A low focus on the self is not self-deprecating but rather an accurate recognition of one’s accomplishments and worth.

Log an Act

HUMOR

Early translations of the word ‘humour’ relate to medical conditions of the body. In time the word humour came to be used as a general term for ``disposition or temperament`` and more recently humour has come to refer to something that is funny.

Jigsaw Jokes

MINDFULNESS MEDITATION

Mindfulness is the quality of being present and fully engaged with whatever is happening in the moment and meditation is the training ground for learning mindfulness.

Mindfulness Meditation

PERSPECTIVE

Perspective has a Latin root meaning ``look through`` or ``perceive,`` and all the meanings of perspective feature the act of ‘looking’. Perspective taking is the ability to look beyond your own point of view, so that you can consider how someone else may think or feel about something.

Seven Blind Mice

POSITIVITY

A positive outlook is one of the most important factors to emotional well-being. Positivity is the practice of focussing one’s mind affirmatively on the good and constructive aspects of a matter to minimise negative or destructive attitudes and emotions.

Giving Positive Vibes

SELF-ACCEPTANCE

Self-acceptance is the awareness of and satisfaction with one's strengths and weaknesses - the non-judgemental realistic assessment of one's talents, capabilities, and general worth

Fish is Fish

TRUST

Trust is central to healthy relationships and young students can engage in fun active activities exploring trust. Trust is the confidence that a person or group of people has in the reliability of another person or group. It is the degree to which one feels they can depend on the other party to do what they say they will do.

Buddy Walk

Engaging learning activities for children typically aged between 5 – 8 years linking to Australian Curriculum (ACARA)

COLLABORATION

Collaboration is essential in almost all aspects of life – in the playground; classroom; families and in every work environment! Collaboration is evident when a group of people come together and contribute their expertise for the benefit of a shared objective or project.

VIEW

COMPASSION

Compassion literally means “to suffer together.” Compassion is the capacity to understand the emotional state of another and have genuine feelings for other people's circumstances and feel motivated to support and assist. Compassion requires action.

VIEW

EMPATHY

Empathy is the awareness and understanding of another person's thoughts, feelings, and circumstances. The ability to co-experience the feelings and thoughts of other people, is an essential life skill.

VIEW

GRATITUDE

Gratitude from the Latin word gratus, means ``thankful, pleasing.`` Gratitude is a feeling or attitude in acknowledgment of a benefit that one has received or will receive.

VIEW

HONESTY

Honesty is defined as fairness and straightforwardness of conduct when one speaks the truth and act truthfully. It is often connected with sincerity, integrity and trustworthiness. Being honest requires courage, realism, trust and it takes practice.

VIEW

HUMILITY

Humility means “the state of being humble.” Both the word humility and humble have their origin in the Latin word humilis, meaning ``low.`` A low focus on the self is not self-deprecating but rather an accurate recognition of one’s accomplishments and worth.

VIEW

HUMOUR

Early translations of the word ‘humour’ relate to medical conditions of the body. In time the word humour came to be used as a general term for ``disposition or temperament`` and more recently humour has come to refer to something that is funny.

VIEW

MINDFULNESS MEDITATION

Mindfulness is the quality of being present and fully engaged with whatever is happening in the moment and meditation is the training ground for learning mindfulness.

VIEW

PERSPECTIVE

Perspective has a Latin root meaning ``look through`` or ``perceive,`` and all the meanings of perspective feature the act of ‘looking’. Perspective taking is the ability to look beyond your own point of view, so that you can consider how someone else may think or feel about something.

VIEW

POSITIVITY

A positive outlook is one of the most important factors to emotional well-being. Positivity is the practice of focussing one’s mind affirmatively on the good and constructive aspects of a matter to minimise negative or destructive attitudes and emotions.

VIEW

SELF-ACCEPTANCE

Self-acceptance is the awareness of and satisfaction with one's strengths and weaknesses - the non-judgemental realistic assessment of one's talents, capabilities, and general worth

VIEW

TRUST

Trust is central to healthy relationships and young students can engage in fun active activities exploring trust. Trust is the confidence that a person or group of people has in the reliability of another person or group. It is the degree to which one feels they can depend on the other party to do what they say they will do.

VIEW

Engaging learning activities for children typically aged between 5 – 8 years

COLLABORATION

Collaboration is essential in almost all aspects of life – in the playground; classroom; families and in every work environment! Collaboration is evident when a group of people come together and contribute their expertise for the benefit of a shared objective or project.

VIEW

COMPASSION

Compassion literally means “to suffer together.” Compassion is the capacity to understand the emotional state of another and have genuine feelings for other people's circumstances and feel motivated to support and assist. Compassion requires action.

VIEW

EMPATHY

Empathy is the awareness and understanding of another person's thoughts, feelings, and circumstances. The ability to co-experience the feelings and thoughts of other people, is an essential life skill.

VIEW

GRATITUDE

Gratitude from the Latin word gratus, means ``thankful, pleasing.`` Gratitude is a feeling or attitude in acknowledgment of a benefit that one has received or will receive.

VIEW

HONESTY

Honesty is defined as fairness and straightforwardness of conduct when one speaks the truth and act truthfully. It is often connected with sincerity, integrity and trustworthiness. Being honest requires courage, realism, trust and it takes practice.

VIEW

HUMILITY

Humility means “the state of being humble.” Both the word humility and humble have their origin in the Latin word humilis, meaning ``low.`` A low focus on the self is not self-deprecating but rather an accurate recognition of one’s accomplishments and worth.

VIEW

HUMOUR

Early translations of the word ‘humour’ relate to medical conditions of the body. In time the word humour came to be used as a general term for ``disposition or temperament`` and more recently humour has come to refer to something that is funny.

VIEW

MINDFULNESS MEDITATION

Mindfulness is the quality of being present and fully engaged with whatever is happening in the moment and meditation is the training ground for learning mindfulness.

VIEW

PERSPECTIVE

Perspective has a Latin root meaning ``look through`` or ``perceive,`` and all the meanings of perspective feature the act of ‘looking’. Perspective taking is the ability to look beyond your own point of view, so that you can consider how someone else may think or feel about something.

VIEW

POSITIVITY

A positive outlook is one of the most important factors to emotional well-being. Positivity is the practice of focussing one’s mind affirmatively on the good and constructive aspects of a matter to minimise negative or destructive attitudes and emotions.

VIEW

SELF-ACCEPTANCE

Self-acceptance is the awareness of and satisfaction with one's strengths and weaknesses - the non-judgemental realistic assessment of one's talents, capabilities, and general worth

VIEW

TRUST

Trust is central to healthy relationships and young students can engage in fun active activities exploring trust. Trust is the confidence that a person or group of people has in the reliability of another person or group. It is the degree to which one feels they can depend on the other party to do what they say they will do.

VIEW
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Kindness Curriculum Poster

The benefits associated with giving and receiving kindness are tangible and result in overwhelmingly positive outcomes for the world around us. Science confirms the advantages to the body and mind.

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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.