Hand out index cards and pens/pencils to your students. If your class is meeting online, invite your students to bring a pen/pencil and index card with them to class.
Today, we are writing notes of encouragement to each other!
If your class is meeting in person, tell students they will write an encouraging note for the person sitting directly to the left. If your class is meeting online, you can reference the attendance sheet and have students write a note to the person alphabetically before or after them on the list.
Give students encouragement as they write. If someone has chosen the name of a person they do not know, remind them that they can write that they are glad that person came to class today and can emphasize how much God loves them. After all students have finished, encourage them to deliver their notes. (If your class is meeting online, students can take a picture of the note and send it to the person. Or, they can hold the note in front of the camera so the other student can read it). Have all the students read their kind notes to themselves.
Discuss as a large group how receiving notes of kindness from their peers made them feel. Invite volunteers to share. If someone wants to talk about what was on their note, that’s great, but don’t force students to share if they aren’t comfortable.
Going out of our way to acknowledge someone with kindness can turn a person’s day around. Everyone wants to be treated kindly and doing so is a simple way to make a difference! Being kind should be more than just a random thing…it should be intentional! That’s what today’s lesson is all about.