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I absolutely love Christmas.  Even though it can be a stressful time, I think it is a holiday that has the potential to bring out the best in people.  I really wanted to focus on spreading kindness during the Christmas season with my students.

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This past week, we discussed ways that we could spread kindness to others.

WE CAN LIGHT UP THE WORLD WITH KINDNESS

After creating a list on the board, I passed out a lightbulb to each of my students that I printed on colorful Astrobrights paper.

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The students were so sincere.  Many of them wanted to donate food or toys.  Some of the students said that they would stand up for others if they were being bullied.

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These lightbulbs make a great bulletin board display.  I decided to hang mine across my ceiling with clothespins.  By using a variety of Astrobrights colors, it really brightened up my room.  I especially love Celestial Blue™, Solar Yellow™, Terrestrial Teal™, and Gamma Green™.

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I am really excited about this next activity.  I have it all set up and ready to go for when we return to school after Thanksgiving Break.

THE GIFT OF KINDNESS

I printed and displayed 15 presents on my dry erase board. (One for each day from Thanksgiving Break to Christmas Break.)

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I used five different colors of Astrobrights paper for the presents. (Lunar Blue™, Orbit Orange™, Pulsar Pink™, Gravity Grape™, and Martian Green™)

Each day, I will remove one present, and we will complete the “kindness activity” on the back.

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We will be making cards for soldiers, sending cards to a nursing home, making and giving treats to the staff at school, and much more.  I know the students will love completing the activities, and we can discuss the gift of giving.

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You can download these FREE activities HERE.

I would love to hear how you will be spreading the gift of kindness this holiday season.

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