World Kindness Day is a global day that promotes the importance of being kind to each other, to yourself, and to the world. This year, we celebrate it on Friday, November 13th with acts of kindness both large and small.

Being kind is a skill that we can practice just like math, science, or reading. Help your child learn to be kind by reading picture books about compassion, pointing out when someone is kind to you and your family, and encouraging your child to explore all the wonderful ways we can be nice to others using the activities below!


Raising Kind Children

Room for Everyone: 10 Picture Books that Encourage Kindness

Explore empathy, celebrate diversity, and encourage kindness with these 10 books.

How to be Kind When You Feel So Mad!

Learn how to set the foundation for respectful, empathetic and caring relationships with your children using the power of the pause.

Raising Includers: 5 Tips to Help Your Kids Be Kind and Compassionate

When kids learn to empathize with others and show compassion for their peers, being an “includer” becomes automatic. Here are five ways to help your child learn to include others.

Expanding Your Child’s Circle of Concern

Learn tips for helping children expand their circle of concern to include those who look, sound, or behave differently than they do.


Activities & Games

Kind Acts Bingo

Celebrate World Kindness Day with PBS Kids’s Kind Acts Bingo! This printable activity suggests kind acts that your child can do for anyone.

Kindness is Everywhere

Fill in the hearts with words or drawings that represent acts of kindness in this printable from Xavier Riddle and the Secret Museum.

Create a “Kindness Tree”

Show your child how kindness grows by creating a “Kindness Tree” to hang on the wall. This paper tree creates a visual reminder of the ways your child is kind every day.

Kindness Loops

Kindness Loops are interlocking paper loops that help children understand how to show kindness. Make Kindness Loops together, or a child can make them on their own.


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