… the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience,
kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control.
Galations 5:22

Every September, we begin our year with a focus on kindness, reminding our little friends to use kind hands and kind words with each other. We discuss that it’s kind to share our toys and take turns. Our students bring in snacks to share and help serve one another. We have conversations about how to be a good friend and show them that a kind smile can make our friends’ hearts feel happy.

fruit-of-the-spiritHere are some great books you can read with your child about kindness:

  • The Grouchy Ladybug by Eric Carle
  • Hands Are Not For Hitting by Martine Agassi
  • Heartprints by P.K. Hallinan
  • How Full is Your Bucket? For Kids by Tom Rath and Mary Reckmeyer
  • How Kind by Mary Murphy
  • The Lion and The Mouse by Jerry Pinkney (wordless)
  • One Smile by Cindy McKinley
  • Ordinary Mary’s Extraordinary Deed by Emily Pearson
  • Sharing – How Kindness Grows by Fran Shaw, Ph.D.
  • Words Are Not For Hurting by Elizabeth Verdick

– Jennifer Landrieu