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First Grade Wow: It's Hard to Fix a Wrinkled Heart

Crinkled Heart Activity (Lesson on bullying) Kids add bandaid with their name- use w/ Chrysanthemum by Kevin Henkes. "Before you speak, think and be smart. It's hard to fix a crinkled heart.

Chrysanthemum activity: Crinkle the heart every time she's teased and smooth it out when someone tries to make her feel better.  Put: "Before you speak, think and be smart. It's hard to fix a wrinkled heart." on the heart with kids' names on bandaids at the end of the story.

Chrysanthemum activity: Crinkle the heart "Before you speak, think and be smart. It's hard to fix a wrinkled heart." on the heart with kids' names on bandaids at the end of the story.

Activity for Chrysanthemum. Every time someone says something mean to her, kids crumple up a smooth heart. Try to smooth it out at the end when they say nice things. Message: hard to smooth a wrinkled heart.

The First Grade Parade: We read Chrysanthemum and each time a character said something hurtful about her name, the kids crumpled up the smooth heart.

Apology of Action Chart for Responsive Classroom Lesson

Apology of Action Chart for Responsive Classroom Lesson

Apology of Action Chart for Responsive Classroom Lesson Like this as a help for love and logic, maybe as a starting point for the ones who have a hard time fixing problems?

A meaningful writing activity that also serves as an experience in expressing kindness. Great writing activities for preschoolers!

Writing Activities: Kindness Postcards

Encourage your kids to perform random acts of kindness with this super easy writing activity. Great idea for kids to reconnect with their Sunday School friends they haven't seen at church this summer.

The Invisible Boy

7 Picture Books That Teach Kindness to Children

ALL About Me First Week of School Activities! First Day Jitters FREEBIE!

The Lesson Plan Diva: ALL About Me First Week of School Activities! First Day Jitters FREEBIE! (I really like the question about What you think your teacher would be like & the best thing about your first day)

Teaching young students about MLK Day is very important, yet it can be difficult to explain to students how things used to be long ago when there was segregation. Read this blog post for some great ideas.

Teaching young students about MLK Day is very important, yet it can be difficult to explain to students how things used to be long ago .

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