Inside: Use this Kindness Kites Kind or Unkind Sort to help students determine what is kind and what is not during this sel center activity.
Every February when the days are cold and dreary and dark way too early, I start longing for the warmer weather that spring promises.
I start hoping for days spent outside, doing fun outdoor activities perfect in Spring, like kite flying and picnics and splashing in rain puddles.
And I absolutely love when I can tie Spring activities into kindness activities because then it’s a win-win for everyone, like these Spring Kindness Notecards
We encourage our kids to be kind throughout spring with our Spring Kindness Challenge.
And we of course love these Kindness Kites Kind or Unkind Sort intentionally teach sel curriculum.
What’s Included in the Kindness Kites Kind or Unkind Sort Activity
24 kites with kindness or unkindness clipart in color
24 kites with kindness or unkindness clipart in black and white
Kind and Unkind sorting parks in color and black and white
Kindness worksheet to help kids show what they know and determine what is kind and what is not kind in color and black and white
2 writing sheets: 1 for early writers/prewriters and 1 for writers.
How to Use this Spring-Themed Kind or Unkind Sort
1. Purchase and download the kindness kites activity.
2. Print the kites in color or black and white on cardstock.
3. If you print them in black and white, color the kites in.
4. Cut apart the kites and laminate them for durability.
5. Go over the pictures on the cards to ensure children understand what the picture depicts. You can use these as discussion starters before or after the activity.
6. The students will sort the cards by kind actions or unkind actions by placing the cards near the correct park.
They can do this in small groups during centers, independently, or you can do it as a whole group in a pocket chart.
If there are too many cards, you can only give students half the cards at once so they are more successful.
7. To follow up the activity, students can complete the Kind or Unkind worksheet to show their understanding.
Students will cross off or circle the actions on the worksheet. If you use black and white version, students can color in the images that are kind and x off the images that are unkind.
8. To connect this sel curriculum to writing skills, students can draw a picture/write how they will choose to be kind this season. If students are prewriters, they can dictate their answer and draw a picture.
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