Watch the video below to see the true power of what giving compliments can do for not only others, but yourself too! It's a great video to show your students as well, and hopefully will encourage them to give more compliments:
What better way of lifting the spirits of your students than by spreading kindness, especially to those who are caught being good! These coloring compliment notes can be issued as reward coupons to offer students for
good behavior. Students can enjoy coloring the notes in as a reward and then keep them to look back on as little confidence boosters!
You can also use compliment notes for morning and afternoon meetings. They can be stored in a “compliment container” and students can take it in turns each day to pick some notes at random each morning. They can read the note aloud to the class and select a student who they think would benefit from that note best either during morning meeting or at the end of the day. By waiting until the afternoon, it gives students a focus for the day and encourages students to look out for each other all day in order to consider who to reward the note to. In order to make it fair and ensure everyone receives a note, cross the name off the register once someone is chosen!
This one is fun! You can hide these little notes in secret places in all the corners of your school for students to find! Some ideas are in students’ desks, on their lockers, inside library books and any other remote places that students might find them! What a treat to pick up a library book and find a surprise note with some encouraging words of kindness which they can color and keep!
These also look lovely out on display so why not show them off in your school! You can cut and pin a range of these notes on a bulletin board for students to take for themselves if they need words of encouragement, or indeed they can take to colour and pass on to another student or teacher who they feel would benefit from the compliment. This board could be active all year, being topped up as and when supply dwindles.
Similar to the Take What You Need Board, but in reverse! You could hand out notes to students to colour as part of your Kindness Project and encourage them to write personal notes to others on the back of them. They can be given to other students to keep, or even pinned to a public bulletin board inspiring the whole school kindness campaign and visually demonstrating just how much kindness has been spread so far!
You could use these to set up a “Kindness Club” during lunch times for example, and send your members on a mission to color in these notes then spread compliments and joy to others around school! They could hide them around school or issue to people at random in the hallways!
Finally, you can even keep a bowl of these in your staff workroom to encourage kindness among staff! They can be picked and given to individuals / put in their pigeon hole, or just taken and kept for their own positive vibes too.