Instructions For The GKC - Virtual Classroom Edition Checklist

Some acts of kindness on the GKC - Virtual Classroom Edition checklist refer to special activities and projects which are explained in detail below.

Scavenger House Hunt Game

Take 5 minutes or less and go find something in your house that makes you feel happy. When all classmates are back from their “Scavenger House Hunt,” take turns showing the item you each found and explain why it makes you feel happy.

I Am Poster

Complete the sentence, “I am ___________________!” Write your “I Am” statement on paper or poster board and then decorate your poster. Share your finished poster with your classmates. Proudly hang your poster in your home.

Breather Break

Get comfortable in your chair. Take a long deep breath in through your nose. Hold it for 1-2 seconds. Exhale slowly through your mouth. Repeat 4 more times. That’s it! This exercise can be completed as many times as you’d like throughout the day. 

Happy Heart 

Make a heart from any object and tape it to a street-facing window to send your love out to the world. Encourage all your friends to do the same. Then, in a few days, take a family walk (keeping 6 feet distance from others!) to search for other hearts on houses. Watch the love grow!

The Great Toy Giveaway

Put your students' compassion into action through this peer-to-peer giving program that distributes toys to children in need. An uplifting, child-written note is attached to each toy. To participate, have your students write an uplifting note on any size paper (e.g. “You are awesome!”, “You are loved!”, “Your smile lights up the world.”). Mail the notes to: Kids for Peace, 1302 Pine Avenue, Carlsbad CA 92008.

Kindness Unites Paperchain (formerly known as Linked By Love)

Help Kids for Peace set a new Guinness World Record by creating a 110+ mile inspirational paper-chain. We will collect 1.5 million links of recycled/reused paper each with a message of love & hope for the world. 

  1. Gather Recycled/Reused Paper – cereal boxes or used cardstock work great; something thin enough to easily mail/bend and thick enough to create a sturdy link in the paper-chain.

  2. Measure & Cut Links – Each strip must be between 11-18in long and 1.5in wide. Make as many links as you’d like!

  3. Decorate Links with Love & Hope – Get creative with markers, paint, crayons, sharpies, pencils or pens as you share messages of LOVE and HOPE for the world (please avoid gluing 3-dimensional objects). 

  4. Place Your Links In An Envelope – You may fold the links in half if needed to fit in your envelope. DO NOT turn your links into a chain – we will assemble the chain once the “social distancing” mandate is lifted.

  5. Add An Optional Donation – If you’d like to help support Kids for Peace, we invite you to slip in a dollar bill with your links. Donations are not required to participate, but greatly appreciated to help support our two programs: The Great Kindness Challenge and The Peace Pledge Program. If you’d  like to send a tax-deductible check, please make it out to: Kids for Peace. Thank you! Thank you!

  6. Mail Your Links to Kids for Peace HQ – Put the finished links (and optional donation!) in an envelope addressed to Kids for Peace. Please include your return address on the envelope so we can track where all the links are coming from. Add the necessary postage.

Virtual Game of Tag

Invite your students to play a game of virtual tag! The object of the game is to learn about our classmates! Select a category and share a unique response (no repeats!).

  1. The teacher will start it off by naming a category (for example: a favorite place).

  2. The teacher will then call out one student’s name and say, “Tag, you’re it!”

  3. That student will unmute and give a response to the named category (for example, “Hawaii”) and then call out the name of another student who has not yet been chosen, “Classmate’s Name, tag, you’re it!”

  4. That student unmutes and gives a unique response to the category and calls on a new student, “Classmate’s Name, tag, you’re it!”

  5. This continues until all students have been called on and have given their unique response to the one selected category.