The Great Kindness Challenge is one school week devoted to performing as many acts of kindness as possible, choosing from our checklist of 50 suggestions. The next Great Kindness Challenge takes place on January 26-30, 2015, and you can join the over 500,000 students that participated last year. The GKC has the power to increase empathy, tolerance, and compassion for all students from kindergarten through high school.
Jill McManigal, Executive Director of Kids for Peace, stated, “When students perform kind act after kind act after kind act, kindness becomes a habit. When kindness becomes a habit, peace becomes possible.”
Imagine students complimenting each other, reaching out to a lonely child, picking up trash, surprising friends with happy notes in their backpacks, thanking their teachers creatively, and eating lunch with a new group of friends. These kind acts and more will happen in schools across all 50 states during the 4th Annual Great Kindness Challenge ! Schools complement and enhance the GKC week with kindness rallies, anti-bullying essay contests, kindness-themed spirit days, the GKC theme song (Kind-Hearted Hand), and Kindness Stations at recess to practice and reinforce the idea that Kindness Matters!
Central kindness themed days:
Monday - Powered for Kindness - Super Hero Day
Tuesday - Kickin' Up Kindness - Boot Day
Wednesday - Peace, Love and Kindness Day - Hippie Attire
Thursday - Kindness Ties Us Together - Tie Day
Friday - Spirit of Kindness Day - Wear a Central or Badger shirt