Free kindness calendar for children and young people 

Power of kindness calendar

Find out how children and young people can practise kindness every day during the coronavirus emergency

Image of little girl holding a British Red Cross branded folder entitled 'My kind acts', and smiling.
7 - 18
Quick activity
Humanitarianism and the Red Cross, Kindness

As the UK faces a global coronavirus pandemic, things can feel a little uncertain and even overwhelming. But, during these difficult times, one thing is clear: small acts of kindness make a big difference.

Across the country, there has been an outpouring of kindness and children and young people can play their role too. By understanding what we can all do to help tackle this virus, they’ll gain a sense of stability and resilience.

The power of kindness calendar helps children and young people learn about and carry out kind acts. There are different sets of kindness activities for both primary school children and secondary school students. For younger learners, facilitators and children will think of kind acts they can do during the month and add them to the blank calendar. For example, they could be more helpful at home, write to a relative or think about how they can safely help someone in the community. For older learners the activities can be carried out individually or together as a family.

Learning objectives 

By taking part in the power of kindness calendar activities, children and young people will:

  • learn about the power of kindness
  • carry out kind acts
  • consider how they can be kind to themselves and others

Resource overview

1. Power of kindness calendar
Use the blank calendar to record daily acts of kindness. They can use this to look back on all they have achieved.

2. Activities of kindness
Read the supporting guidance for some ideas for different activities and ideas of daily acts of kindness. There are two different documents, one for primary and one for secondary age groups. Ideas include:

  • learning about kindness
  • being grateful
  • ways to cope
  • kindness in the community

3. My kind acts
The record card helps children and young people decide on five kind acts that they’ll each do during the month. They can use this to look back on all they have achieved.