For Parents & Carers

The Five Ways to Wellbeing –
‘Give (Be Kind)’ Activities

1. Smile Stones

Team a countryside walk with a simple craft project. Smile Stones are pebbles or stones that are big enough to decorate with kind words or phrases then left back in the area from where they were originally found ready to be discovered by other walkers. Giving kindness is one of 5 identified ways to promoting wellbeing. Anonymous acts of kindness like this are great for helping us feel good and remove any scope for expectation of thanks or recognition.

An alternative version of the task could involve the Smile Stones being taken into school to use as happy thoughts for children who may be feeling low.

2. Share a Smile

Set a simple challenge to greet ten different people in a friendly way.