Choose Kindness Cards


SKU: D283-Net

Includes 48 Cards, 4 Way to Play, Downloadable Kindness Checklist, 48 Earnable Kindness Keys, Certificates and More

One small act of kindness can change someone’s entire day. Kindness is a gift that you can give to others, or to yourself. It is simply an act of caring that you do to try to be helpful. You can give kindness to anyone, regardless of how different they may be from you. You can also show kindness toward other living things such as animals and plants, and to the environment. Don’t forget that you can also be kind to yourself by working to improve things about you.

The 48 cards included in this resource show and describe examples of 16 types of kindness toward others and self. These cards can help students better understand kindness and opportunities they can find daily to show more kindness.


  1. Look and Let’s Talk
  2. Choose and Share
  3. Earning ‘Keys to Kindness’
  4. School-wide ‘Keys to Kindness’

The 16 types of kindness acts depicted on the cards include kindness towards:

  1. Friends
  2. Others Near My Age
  3. Children
  4. Adults
  5. Elderly People
  6. Others Who Are Different from Me
  7. Adults in My School
  8. Animals
  9. The Environment
  10. Ensuring Safety
  11. My Health
  12. My Schoolwork
  13. My Conscience
  14. My Learning
  15. My Community
  16. My Responsibility
Written by Robert Bowman
Illustrated by Kay Kankins
ISBN 9781598502435
Grades 2-8
48 Cards

Additional information






Youthlight, Inc.

Dr. Bowman started his career as a school teacher and school counselor. Since that time, he taught in the Department of Educational Psychology at the University of South Carolina for more than 20 years and is currently an Emeritus Professor. He has authored numerous articles in professional journals and has written more than 24 books and programs that help troubled youth bring about positive changes in themselves and their peers. He is widely recognized for his distinctive contributions to the fields of mental health and education with an emphasis on developmental school counseling. He is especially known as a prolific creator of creative and insightful approaches and programs for helping young people. Today, Dr. Bowman continues his work as a collector of effective practices that work with youth when “all else fails.”

Dr. Bowman has conducted professional seminars, conference keynotes and/or motivational presentations in 42 of the United States and in Kenya, Canada, Belgium, England, Italy, West Germany, Puerto Rico, St. Marten, St. Thomas, and Malaysia.

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