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Try A Little Kindness by Henry Cole

This adorable book shows animals as children performing small acts of kindness from the classroom to the community. Henry Cole gives specific examples of ways to be kid to others. Use this story as part of class discussions about showing kindness to others. 


Before You Read

Discuss what is kindness. Brainstorm ways to be kind. 


Ways to Show Kindess

Here are ways to show kindness from the story: 



Story Vocabulary

Review story vocabulary that may be unfamiliar.


What is Kindness? 

What does kindness look like? Here are activities to talk about ways to be kind and sort kind vs unkind. 



Write About Ways To Show Kindness



Stories About Kindness

Here are some stories in the Sharing Center about kindness. 


More books on kindness: 

Nobody Hugs A Cactus by Carter Goodrich

The Big Umbrella by Amy June Bates

Be Kind by Pat Zietlow Miller

The Lion and The Mouse by Jerry Pinkney

The Kindness Quilt by Nancy Elizabeth Wallace

Jelly Donut Difference: Sharing Kindness With The World by Maria Dismondy

Last Stop on Market Street by Matt De La Pena