Link to United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child: UNCRC: Article 14 (freedom of thought, belief and religion) Every child has the right to think and believe what they choose and also to practise their religion, as long as they are not stopping other people from enjoying their rights. Governments must respect the rights and responsibilities of parents to guide their child as they grow up.
It is important that we help others, forgive others and show acts of kindness, especially during these difficult times. We can show kindness by treating each other with love and respect, without expecting anything in return. The term ‘Good Samaritan’ today refers to a person who helps others in a random act of kindness. It originated from the Parable of the Good Samaritan, a story that is very familiar to Christians. Please share ‘The Good Samaritan’ story with your child.
Can you answer and complete the following:
- Have you ever needed help?
- Have you ever helped anyone?
- How did it make them feel?
- Would you only help your friends or would you help anyone who needed help?
- Can you draw a picture to show how you have helped someone?
Have a look at the following video about acts of kindness
- What acts of kindness did you see in the video?
- Can you complete an act of kindness?
Here are some ideas of random acts of kindness:
- Say something nice
- Hold the door open for someone
- Volunteer to do a chore at home
- Ask how somebody is feeling today
- Raise money for charity
- Volunteer to pick up litter (with your grown up)
- Donate old clothes, toys and books to others
- Send a thank you note
- Give up your seat for someone who needs it.