PAY IT FORWARD DAY is April 26.
Remember the novel and/or the movie “Pay It Forward”, about a young boy who did three good deeds for others in need. All the boy wanted in return was that his three recipients pass on the good deed to three other people and keep the cycle going.
One good deed might not seem like much, but if everyone did something good for someone else, then the cycle of generosity and kindness can spark us to become better people.
Help your students brainstorm ideas for “Pay It Forward Day”. You will be amazed at how many ideas the children will think of themselves. Implement their ideas during the month of April and have a PAY IT FORWARD ceremony in your classroom on April 26.
Here are a few fun pay it forward ideas for elementary students:
FREEZE TAG – Play freeze-tag and “unfreeze” the person by saying something kind about them.
You can also alter this RANDOM ACTS OF KINDNESS project for the month of April. Use “spring time” colors in the paper chain. See how long the chain can get until April 26!