Kindness through Body Language
Before the activity, instruct students to rate their mood on a scale of 1-5 quietly to themselves. Then start the activity.
Challenge: Give as many high-fives as possible in 10 seconds
Post Challenge Discussion:
- What is your mood now on a scale of 1-5? Did it improve?
- What did you notice about the energy of the room? Did it change as a result of the activity?
- Did the challenge and having a specific task of interacting make it easier to connect with different people?
- What did it feel like to give/receive a high five?
- Why is giving a high an act of kindness?
Extension Challenge: Count how many high fives you’ve given between now and next meeting.
Find Kindness in Others
Challenge: offer up a shout out to those who you see being kind to others.
Note: This exercise will require you to put forth a little more effort. As you are going out of your way pay to more attention to the things that are happening around you. Chances are you will see someone do something kind for someone else. Approach that person and let them know you recognize their kindness, and that you appreciate them.
Trust us on this one, you’ll both have a little bit better day for it 🙂 Tell that person even though it may feel a little awkward.
Kindness is a language which the deaf can hear and the blind can see ~ Mark Twain
Kindness can be its own motive. We are made kind by being kind. ~Eric Hoffer