little lessons and activities

We know a lot of parents are home-schooling during the Covid-19 pandemic, so we’ve put together some activities and little lessons that teach children about the importance of kindness, the science of kindness, and the positive effect it has on our physical and mental health. There’s a quiz at the end, so pay attention!

(Our lessons are mostly suited to Key Stage 2 – ages 7-11 – but some can be adapted for older or younger children. They support many of the aims and objectives of the new statutory PSHE curriculum for relationships and health education in primary schools)

Activity 1: What is Kindness?

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Activity 4: Kindness is Contagious

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Activity 2: Smiling

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Activity 3: The Science of Kindness

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Want to Do More?

Request a FaceTime Session

We offer Live Kindness Q&A sessions by video call, where you can chat directly with our Director of Kindness, Greig Trout and the Founder of the 52 Lives charity, Jaime Thurston. Click here for details

Help an Elderly Person in Isolation

We are always in need of kind cards or messages for the people we help. This month, we are sending cards to elderly people in isolation. If you would like to make a card or send a message they can be emailed to: or posted to 52 Lives, PO Box 3154, Reading, RG1 9AT.

Apply for a Small Grant from our Kindness Fund

The Kindness Fund provides small grants for children to help bring their little ideas to life. It is open to children in the UK from Year 3 through to Sixth Form. Click here for more details


Extra Activities and Resources


Lovely Videos About Kindness

Acts of Kindness Can Change Someone’s Life

Lorry Driver Holds up Traffic to Help Elderly Lady