Teaching about kindness and acceptance is always time well spent, especially at Christmas.
Here’s a fun and FREE activity to share with your class!
Santa’s long beard is filled with acts of kindness for children to complete. The tasks are simple, such as “Smile at as many people as you can today” or “Give a compliment”.
Students trim each task off of Santa’s beard as the task is completed! This makes for wonderful discussions as students share their experience and feelings after spreading kindness. You may wish to keep a journal about them, or create a class book to remember the details from students.
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Due to the popularity of this craft, I’ve added several versions to choose from over the years. You can now choose from a printable PDF or EDITABLE PowerPoint file (so you can add your own acts of kindness to each section to make it more personal to your classroom or family). Both choices include both color and black/white, as well as different size options. You can also customize the size with your printer settings.
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