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Philanthropy for kids: 5 fabulous and free ideas for teaching kids about charity to download today

Today, we have a treat for everyone, parents and teachers! SuperKind is an amazing social action and philanthropy platform for kids and schools. Thanks to them, we are sharing some philanthropy for kids resources – their change maker program – for you to help introduce the concepts of charity and fundraising to kids. We have a lesson plan, certificates and a worksheet. We are also signposting to the other amazing resources at SuperKind as well.

SuperKind’s mission is to educate, empower, and inspire primary-school aged children to take action for the world around them. Not only will children’s actions benefit the causes they support, but the children themselves will develop essential skills and values of passion, empathy, curiosity, kindness, and much more! An absolutely must have for both parents and teachers

This image is showing a program designed to introduce social action into the classroom through 5 lessons of 45 minutes each, with objectives and outcomes outlined, as well as activities and resources provided.

What are these philanthropy for kids resources all about

First of all there is a lesson plan for both homeschoolers, as well as teachers and parents. We can all play our part in helping our kids to understand more about charitable giving, and developing a cause.

The lesson plans consist of five 45 minutes lessons for key stage 2 (UK), which is relevant to age 7 to 11 if you are outside the UK and still want to use these details. We know our audience is global, of course.

Activities within the plan include videos, paper-based activities, printables, and a certificate from when the lessons are completed for the kids to all get.

The five lessons / ideas cover:

  • Lesson 1: In introduction to SuperKind, and then most importantly, an intro to making change in the world including what kids would like to change and why,
  • Lesson 2: Looking at the WHAT and the WHY with a presentation: with kids being asked to present for three minutes on a cause, and how they might tackle the problem,
  • Lesson 3: Thinking about WHO can change the world – including inspiring the kids that it could be them!
  • Lesson 4: Exploring HOW we can all change the world – thinking about being the change that you want to see in the world of course (Mahatma Gandhi), and finally
  • Lesson 5: Make an action plan using the worksheet we are sharing below as well as giving all the kids their certificate for taking part in the 5 lessons too!

The idea of this is to really get kids thinking about some of the causes that are close to their heart, which also helping them to empathise with others that might be les well off than they are.

We are also sharing with you a certificate, as well as a worksheet for the program too, which look like these below:

The worksheet is designed to help with the long term change-maker lesson at the end of the set of ideas – inspiring children to understand that there ARE things that they can do to influence the world. Individual kindnesses and that personal drive to change is what makes a difference worldwide.

To download this full pack – click on the button below. Don’t forget to also pop over to SuperKind to see their other resources, and to download the presentation for this lesson as well.

We have loads of other free resources and ideas on the site for you to take a look at, including other teacher and homeschooling resources:

Other ideas for teaching and homeschool on KiddyCharts

Here are some more ideas that are helpful for homeschool and teachers on KiddyCharts

Here are some other resources here too around kindness on our site:

Teaching kindness

We have so many resources on kindness - because it IS one of the most important things that we need to teach our children.

Finally, here are more ideas around empathy and kindness offsite:

Articles related to empathy and kindness offsite

Here are some articles from offsite that are related to empathy and kindness also worth taking a look at.

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Take care,

In this image, students are learning about taking action for important causes around the world and acquiring essential skills such as empathy, communication, and critical thinking.

Helen is a mum to two, social media consultant, and website editor; and this site is (we think) the only Social Enterprise parenting magazine! Since giving up being a business analyst when juggling travel, work and kids proved too complicated, she founded KiddyCharts so she could be with her kids, and use those grey cells at the same time. KiddyCharts has reach of over 1.1million across social and the site. The blog works with big family brands (including travel) to help promote their services, as well as offering free resources to parents of kids under 10. It gives 51%+ profits to Reverence for Life, who fund a number of important initiatives in Africa, including bringing running water and basic equipment to a school in Tanzania. Helen has worked as a digital marketing consultant (IDM qualified) with various organisations, including Channel Mum, Truprint, Talk to Mums, and Micro Scooters. She loves to be creative in the brand campaigns she works on. Get in touch TODAY!

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