This week is Mental Health Awareness Week and the theme is kindness.
Kindness is so important. It is not only important to be kind to others but also to be kind to yourself. Taking time to do something you enjoy, occasionally treating yourself to your favourite snack, having nice thoughts about yourself and your abilities are all things you can do to be kind to yourself.
Being kind to others and also to yourself, not only cheers other people up but also helps you to feel good too. Whenever I help someone, or help to make them happy in some way, I always get a warm happy feeling inside.
We are very kind in Reception and great at using kind words, doing kind actions and having kind thoughts. I know you will all be great at the following activity:
- Think of kind things that you have done today or that you have experienced and write them on strips of paper (you can have a go at writing them or tell them to your grown up who can scribe them for you)
- Connect all the strips of paper together to form a chain
- Whenever anyone does anything kind add another link to your chain
Can you make your chain go all the way around your room?