Go bananas with a message of kindness

Think about how Meghan Markle demonstrated a small act of kindness that could make a difference to someone’s day.

Go bananas with a message of kindness
11 - 16
Lesson plan
PSHE, Tutor time
Newsthink, Humanitarianism and the Red Cross

In February we celebrate Random Acts of Kindness Day, but kindness does not need to be limited to a single day and can be shown in any manner of ways. Examples of kindness can be small but make a huge difference to someone’s day.   

A more unusual act of kindness was recently shown by the Duchess of Sussex, when she was visiting a charity in Bristol. As she helped prepare bags of food that would be given to those in need, she wrote positive messages on the bananas that would go into the food parcels.  

This quick activity encourages learners to consider the power of these messages and gives them the opportunity to write their own. 

Learning objectives

Learners will:

  • develop empathy by thinking about others
  • consider the power of kindness
  • think about ways that they can be kind to others.

Resource overview

1. Photo activity: Go bananas with a message of kindness

Learners discuss how the Duchess of Sussex wrote kind messages on bananas in food parcels. What do the learners think the effect of this could be?

2. Extension activity: Message of kindness

Learners create their own messages of kindness and discuss the power of kind actions. 


This resource was written by Rob Bowden and Rosie Wilson of Lifeworlds Learning and published in February 2019.

Image © Toby Melville/AFP/Getty Images.