Inside: Use this Kindness Popsicles Kind or Unkind Sort to help students determine what is kind and what is not during this sel center activity.
I can’t lie, I love dessert. And even though I’m not a kid anymore, I still love a good ol’ fashioned popsicle. It tastes like summer and it tastes like bare feet running through the sprinklers and it tastes like ice cream truck jingle coming down my cul-de-sac.
And now that my kids are little and hear the tingle of the ice cream man, they can’t help jumping up and down excitedly, hoping that this time I will say “yes.”
Popsicles and the ice cream truck are one of the more delicious parts of summer.
And since we spend a lot of time talking about character education and kindness, I absolutely love when I can tie summer activities into kindness activities, because then it’s a win-win for everyone.
For June and Father’s Day, we love this Kindness Poem for Dads.
For July and the Fourth of July, we love using these Patriotic Kindness Notes to Active Servicemen and Women.
For August and the last days of summer, we love this Random Acts of Kindness at the Park Challenge and this Sun Kind or Unkind Sort.
And we of course love these Kindness Popsicle Kind or Unkind Sort to intentionally teach sel curriculum.
What’s Included in the Kindness Popsicles Kind or Unkind Sort Activity
24 popsicles with kindness or unkindness clipart in color
24 popsicles with kindness or unkindness clipart in black and white
Kind and Unkind sorting flip flops 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 Summer-Themed Kind or Unkind Sort
1. Purchase and download the kindness popsicle activity.
2. Print the popsicles in color or black and white on cardstock.
3. If you print them in black and white, color the popsicles in.
4. Cut apart the popsicles 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 flip flop.
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 summer. If students are prewriters, they can dictate their answer and draw a picture.
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