Thursday, June 11, 2020

The Kindness Curriculum Theme 7

I am so excited to be using the Kindness Curriculum from the Center for Healthy Minds. You can download this free mindfulness curriculum easily. Each week consists of three short lessons, about 20 minutes each.

Zac and I are doing this together as a family; we are on Week Seven, which has "ALL PEOPLE DEPEND ON EACH OTHER AND THE EARTH" as its theme.

Lesson 19: People around the world want peace

Invite bell. GFW. Look at the Montessori Colored Globe of the Continents.

Read Can You Say Peace? by Karen Katz. Play I Never Forget a Face.

Extra Day:
Read The Colors of Us by Karen Katz and Skin Again by bell hooks.

Lesson 20: Connections with others

Read Somewhere Today: A Book of Peace by Shelley Moore Thomas.

Find a way to do something kind for someone else, like picking up all of the neighbor's sticks out of their yard or making homemade treats for your dog. Write a letter for a friend you haven't seen in a while, just to surprise them!

Lesson 21: Caring for animals and insects

Animal Safari walk. Read The Salamander Room by Anne Mazer. Listen to "The Ladybug Song," track #1 from Calm Down Boogie by Betsy Rose.

Two recents posts on the Tinkergarten blog filled with resources:

17 Resources to Help Parents Raise Anti-Racist Kids by Nina Stoller-Lindsey

10 Places to Find Books that Teach Kids About Race by Amy DiLuna

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1 comment:

Renee said...

Another wonderful book that we read a few days after I wrote this post is Less Than Half, More Than Whole by Kathleen and Michael Lacapa. This book is perfect for talking about the beauty of a mixed racial heritage, and is helpful for my son whose great-grandmother was Native American.