Make a difference Complete a 7 day sunshine challenge
No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted.
Happiness is like jam,
you can't spread even a little,
without getting some on yourself
NOEL FITZPATRICK - SUPERVET
Help spread a little sunshine
in someone else's life today
Getting Kids Involved
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There are so many way that schools, teachers, parents and kids can help me out. I want to get as many schools as possible involved in this project. If we can get kids into this, there’s no limit to the difference that this could make. Please help me.
If you’re a parent or teacher reading this and you would like your school to get involved, then please go see the head, show them how simple and brilliant this idea is, tell them you want your school to be involved and get them onboard.
These are my ideas:
I’ve prepared a powerpoint presentation for any teacher to introduce this idea to their students (see the link below). This is a very simple powerpoint presentation, you show the kids a brilliant video that I found online about acts of kindness. Go through a few questions with the kids to get some ideas flowing and then you’re off! :). What you decide to do is up to you. Below are a list of ideas that you can use, some are so simple but I believe will be so effective.
Random acts of kindness cards – write the ideas that the kids come up with in class on cards. Ask each kid to choose a card. Then go off and complete that act of kindness. Once they’ve completed that act of kindness they then pass the card on to someone else. The ripple effect 🙂 the kindness keeps on going!
Create a kindness tree – students put up ideas of acts of kindness, examples of acts they have done themselves. The tree keeps on growing. As time passes the kids will receive more ideas on how to #spreadalittlesunshine.
Kindness bingo – make up cards with 12 simple acts of kindness the kids could do in one week. As the week goes by the kids cross of the acts of kindness they have done. At the end of the week the kids who have got a full house get a prize.
Secret sunshine missions – the teacher or the kids themselves, depending on their age, can set up secret kindness missions that they give to other students that they have to complete. At the end of the week, they share their mission and talk about it in class.
Wall photo – simple photos showing acts of kindness done by either the students themselves or pictures they’ve found of other people doing kind acts.
Selfless selfies – get the kids to take selfies of them #spreadalittlesunshine.
Whatever you decide to do, don’t forget to tell us about it. Either write, take photos or make a video and post them on either Twitter, Facebook or Instagram. Let the world know how cool your and kind your school is.
There are loads more ideas for kids and schools online, and if you click the useful resources link, there are plenty to get you started. Maybe try the Sunshine Mile?
Complete a SUNSHINE MILE! If the thought of 26 miles makes your knees knock or if physically you just cant do it, then this is for you! You can be as creative as possible with the location, who you do it with and what you want to wear something yellow, orange or Lyme green if possible, a giant sunflower outfit would work 🙂 Take a picture or short video and post it to our social media channels using the #spreadalittlesunshine. This will be a good one for kids and schools to get involved with, where ever in the world you are.