Although my youngest is now 27, I can still sing the theme music for the cartoon,“Caillou.” (KAI-oo). The upbeat song often accompanied me as I made a meal, checked my kids’ Friday Folders, or glamorously* cleaned the bathroom.
Christine L’Heureux created Caillou based on French psychoanalyst Dr. Françoise Dolto’s work in child development, the foundation of which is, “respect for the child, as a person.” A wonderful way to celebrate the work of these two women, is through the legacy of Caillou as a conduit of kindness.
“Kindness via Caillou.”
The team at Kindness.org created Caillou videos and songs you can use with students to spread the love and encourage kindness:
February 17th is Random Acts of Kindness Day, and whether or not you are a Caillou fan, you can be a part of the movement to brighten anyone’s day by doing random acts of kindness in February, or better yet, any day of the year.
Other Kindness Lessons and Activities we like:
- 10 Kindness Lessons from Tales from a Very Busy Teacher
- 42 Kindness Activities for Elementary Students from Teaching Expertise
- Kindness Bingo, Kindness Word Search, and Be Kind to the Environment all from School of Kindness
- This Random Acts of Kindness at Work Calendar from RandomActsofKindness.org provides simple ideas whether you work from home, in an office, or at a school
Random Acts of Kindness Ideas:
- Pay for someone’s coffee
- Leave a cheerful note
- Drop off flowers
- Shovel the neighbor’s walk
- Bring a meal to someone going through a difficult time
- Share your skills (writing, creating, cleaning, organizing)
- Walk a dog
- Donate to a food pantry
- Clean or cook for friends or family
- Pick up trash
- Write a letter or send a card
- Donate time and/or money
- Bring a teacher a treat (our favorite)
Mark your calendars for Random Acts of Kindness Day on FEBRUARY 17TH!