Inside: Use this Valentine Kindness Activity Kind or Unkind Sort to help kids determine what is kind and what is not kind.
Valentine’s Day is a lovely time of the year.
Maybe it’s the candy hearts with messages printed on them or Valentine’s Day card exchanges, or the sweet notes that come with chocolate, but it’s a wonderful thing to look forward to during the cold winter months.
And since Valentine’s Day focuses on love it’s a great time to focus more on kindness and generosity and helping those around us.
So to encourage even more kindness during February we use Valentine Kindness Notes that tell classmates and adults why they’re important to us.
We use these Kindness Elves to inspire more Valentine kindness as we countdown to Valentine’s Day with this.
And we also intentionally teach what is kind and what is not kind with this Valentine Kindness Kind or Unkind Sort.
How to Encourage Kindness During the Winter Months
Valentine’s Day is all about love, but treating people with love is really about treating them with kindness and treating them the way we want to be treated.
But we can keep the kindness going all winter long with these kindness activities that are perfect for February:
Valentine’s Day Kindness Notes
Freebie Valentine Cards for Classmates and School Adults
February Volunteer Challenge (it takes five minutes!)
Want more Kind or Unkind Sorts perfect for Winter?
Connect Kindness with Valentine’s Day Through Books:
We also love reading Valentine’s Day books and our family definitely has favorites:
Oh, Valentine, We’ve Lost Our Minds (chapter book)
Lego City Wrecking Valentine’s Day
How to Use this Valentine Kindness Activity:
1. Purchase and download the Valentine Kindness Kind or Unkind Sort.
2. Print and laminate the cards and the Kind or Not Kind Envelopes.
If you print them in black and white, you can color the cards first. You can use these skin color crayons.
3. Cut apart the cards.
4. Go over the pictures on the cards to make sure the children understand what the picture shows. You can use these as discussion starters before or after the activity.
5. The kids will sort the cards by kind actions or unkind actions by placing the cards near the correct Valentine envelope.
They can do this in small groups, independently, or you can do it as a whole class.
You can also turn it into a “game” by placing the cards face down.
6. To follow up the activity, kids can draw a picture/write how they will choose to be kind this Valentine’s Day. They can use either writing sheet depending on their writing level.
Ready to Purchase the Valentine Kindness Heart Kind or Unkind Sort?
Get it on Teachers Pay Teachers here.
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