Making the World a Kinder Place

Ways to Show Caring, Compassion, & Kindness

The following activities, book reviews, articles, and resources are designed to help each of us and our children find ways to show that we care for ourselves, each other, and our earth.

Developing Empathy

Sharing kindness Teach Peace Now
Four steps to becoming more empathetic.
Alll ages

The Peace Stick

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Using the Native American peace stick tradition to show kindness and respect for others.
Elementary

Simple Kindness

Simple Kindness Teach Peace Now
Four books about kindness for our youngest children.
Infant-Lower Elementary

Sharing Kindness

Sharing Kindness Teach Peace Now
How does sharing kindnesses make our daily lives more meaningful? A video to watch and discuss with follow up activities.
Preschool & up

Walk in Their Shoes

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Seeing another's point of view Featured Book: Walk in Their Shoes Activity: Footsteps
All ages

Snap Judgments

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Watch the video Too Quick Too Judge and then discuss
Elementary & up

Unconditional Love

What can we learn from children about love? A review of The Course of Love by Alain de Botton
Adult

The Golden Rule

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Watch a video of Mr. Roger's explaining the Golden Rule and learn different versions from around the world.
All