The season of kindness is not a present wrapped up just for families. It is something you can share with your students too. Last year I created a FREE product called RACKED, Random Acts of Classroom (or Christmas) Kindness. I really wanted something for my students to be a part of. We provide so many educational experiences, which are super important, but life (and character building) experiences are important too!
I love having an Elf on the Shelf. You can read more about our adventures here. Our elf brought us treasures and did silly things, but most importantly he left us our daily RACK. It was so great that my students were more excited to spread holiday cheer and do for others than getting treats for themselves. We have a great opportunity to teach children what it means to care for others and help them experience the joy in an unselfish act. We just need to plant a tiny seed that will hopefully grow into a lifetime of loving and caring for others. And maybe, just maybe, your students will go home and share this new tradition with their family and it will be the gift that keeps on giving.
You can download the set by going here or click on the pictures below. There are specific cards and blank ones. There are also nonseasonal cards so you can keep this going year-round.