Welcome to the Kids’ Kindness Club!
Being kind is the best thing you can be. So we’ve created a Kindness Club just for kids. If you haven’t already, click here to join the club (it’s free!) and you will receive our fortnightly Kindness Club email.
This month’s news is brought to you by Greig, and of course it wouldn’t be Kind News without an appearance from Ned Kindlebottom! We also celebrate last month’s Easter Challenge winners and you can find out about this month’s Kindness Challenge.
Your entries can be sent to:
52 Lives, PO Box 3154, Reading, RG1 9AT
EARN your Kindness Badge
The Purple Kids’ Kindness Club badge is awarded for showing kindness to yourself and others. To find out what you need to do to earn your badge, click below to download the application form. If you are a school planning to do this activity with a large number of children, please get in touch with us beforehand so we can ensure we can fulfil your badge requests! Thank you
This week, our Kindness Challenge is linked to Mental Health Awareness Week. We would like you to write a positive ‘self-talk’ message that you can say to yourself in the mirror, if you are ever feeling worried. Simply email a photo of your message to firstname.lastname@example.org and we will select a lucky winner to win a £20 toy or book voucher.
Enter our challenge here.
Deadline: Friday 26th May 2023
SHOW AND TELL
You all did a FANTASTIC job with the Easter Kindness Challenge! We loved seeing all of your photos showing kindness in action – like this compliment card being written for someone special. Greig has announced the lucky winners in the Kind News video in this newsletter.
Well done everyone!
Were you paying attention in this week's video? Take our quiz and find out.
KIND STORY OF THE WEEK
In Sweden, 11-year-old Murhaf has raised the most amount of money a charity had seen before! Every year, children aged 9-12 in Sweden sell children’s charity Majbloman’s paper pins to raise money for low-income families. After Murhaf was treated very unkindly on the streets for doing this, his internet post went viral and he raised over a whopping £180,000.
Photo credit: @goodnews_movement
A book that is good for helping with your worries is Jeremy Worried About The Wind by Pamela Buchart. It is a fun and reassuring book about poor Jeremy, who is so scared of everything, but most of all…the wind. His worries are stopping him from doing the things that he loves, but will his care-free friend Maggie be able to help him? Jeremy might find that a little courage can lead to the most wonderful adventures!
Games and activities
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SHARE YOUR STORIES
We’d love to see what kind things you’ve been up to! If you’d like to share a photo of something kind you have done (for yourself or for someone else) ask a parent or guardian to send it to us.
Self-Kindness tip of the week:
As it is Mental Health Awareness Week on 15th May, we would like you to practise a breathing technique this week. When you feel worried, an easy way to restore calm, is with your breath. A simple technique is called 4-7-8 breathing. You breathe in for 4 seconds, hold your breath for 7 seconds and then breathe out slowly for 8 seconds.
For a YouTube video of how to do this, click here.
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