Kindness teaching resources

Children, young people, parents and teachers can use our free and engaging online resources during the coronavirus lockdown. Each one explores and promotes the value of kindness.

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The resources can be used on their own or with the blank kindness calendar and will:

  • encourage simple acts of kindness
  • build resilience
  • connect the whole family and the community
  • cover topics including first aid, preparedness, wellbeing and empathy.
Children showing grandparents artwork

Age: 7-18

Type: Activities

Subjects: PSHE

Coronavirus activities for children and young people on safety, kindness and first aid.

  • Kindness
First-aid- champions-web-image

Age: 5-18

Type: Lesson plan, teaching package, videos

Subjects: PSHE, Tutor time

A range of activities to help children and young people learn first aid at home during the coronavirus crisis.

  • Kindness
  • First aid and the bystander effect
Two sisters learning first aid at home on a tablet

Age: 5-18

Type: Activities, teaching package, films

Subjects: PSHE

Activities to support learning first aid skills and showing how these skills can be used in everyday life with kindness and confidence.

  • Kindness
  • First aid and the bystander effect
Graphic of two historic Red Cross posters half coloured in

Age: 7-18

Type: Quick activities

Subjects: PSHE, History

Use colouring activities and posters from the archives to learn more about the British Red Cross and its history of kindness.

  • Humanitarianism and the Red Cross
  • Kindness
Photograph of a large drawing by children of a rainbow and the words "Thank you NHS - Thank you workers" during the coronavirus outbreak.

Age: 5-19

Type: Activities

Subjects: PSHE, Tutor time

Activities to develop resilience and help ease household tensions during the challenging coronavirus crisis.

  • Kindness
A close-up of a young woman's hands holding cut-out paper hearts in different colours and sizes.

Age: 7-18

Type: Activities

Subjects: PSHE, Tutor time

A range of activities designed to develop resilience and encourage kindness including topics on routine building, coping mechanisms and acts of kindness.

  • Humanitarianism and the Red Cross
  • Kindness
Kindness Calendar

Age: 7 - 18

Type: Quick activity

Subjects: PSHE

A range of kindness activities including a kindness calendar to help 7-18 year olds cope during the coronavirus emergency.

  • Humanitarianism and the Red Cross
  • Kindness