Inside: Use these Easter kindness Role Playing Cards with kids to practice how to be kind towards others on Easter.
While there is no one way to be kind, there are many ways to be unkind.
And nothing could be truer than during Easter when kids are super excited, hyped up on candy, and also have limited impulse control.
Add to that they’re still learning how to share, turn take and use their manners, and during Easter, kids can easily get labeled as rude.
While adults need to manage their expectations of children and not demand “thank you’s” for the candy transactions, we can also intentionally teach kids how to be kind and give them time and practice to role-play different ways they can share, turn take and be polite during Easter festivities.
Role Playing gives children a safe space to practice new skills they’re learning that may otherwise feel overwhelming if they were not given time to practice.
So families and classrooms can use these Easter Kindness Role Playing to intentionally practice different ways to be kind during spring to set our kids up for more kindness “success” during Easter.
Easter Kindness Activities for Social Emotional Learning
We could teach kindness as an isolated moment, but that’s not the reality. The real power of kindness is we can be kind every day, every month in our simple normal everyday interactions with others.
So the best way to teach kindness is alongside other lessons and holidays: reading with kindness, writing with kindness, and Easter with kindness.
And since kids already absolutely love Easter, it’s a perfect conduit to teach other important skills: like Social Emotional Learning and kindness.
We can use the holiday and the eggs and bunnies and candy to our advantage to encourage more kindness.
We can use kindness resources like these:
Spring Ultimate Kindness Bundle
Spring Kindness Flowers Craft and Write
Easter Kind or Unkind Sorting Game
Easter Kindness Countdown Paper Chain
Or Countdown to Spring Break with this Kindness Paper Chain
Easter Kindness Notes for Egg Hunt
Read Easter Kindness Books like
Kind Ninja and the Easter Egg Hunt
And we can intentionally practice being kind in different ways with these Easter Kindness Role Playing Cards.
How to Use these Easter Kindness Role Playing Cards
1. Print out the Easter Kindness Role Playing Cards on cardstock and cut them apart (download them below).
2. Tell the kids you are going to practice acting out ways to be kind on Easter (sharing, turn-taking, giving compliments, using “manner words”).
3. Read a scenario on the card such as: “When you see an “easy” egg to find.” The idea on the card is to say, “Look! There’s an egg for you!” Brainstorm other things to say since there’s never just one way to be kind. (ie: Do you want help? I spy an egg! Can I help you find a pink egg?)
4. Invite kids who are interested to practice acting it out. Hand them a pretend Easter card and have them practice saying one of the brainstormed ways to react when they open their card.
5. Practice with other scenarios/role playing cards. Have them practice complimenting eggs or act out how to tell family members they are happy to see them. They can brainstorm ways they can be helpful on Easter.
6. As kids get more confident, invite other students to act out the scenarios and take on the role of helping others as well as receiving treats or greeting people.
7. You can also brainstorm things to NOT say that would be unkind or unintentionally rude on Easter (Ew, I hate this candy. The Easter bunny isn’t even real, These cookies are disgusting, Why did you get all the eggs?, Forgetting to say thank you if they’re able to, etc.) You can act out the unkind actions and have them try it again in a kind way.
Download the free Easter Kindness Role Playing Cards here.
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