A Call to Kindness Day is a day to celebrate the differences in all of us and what makes each child unique. Our goal is for children to see the beauty in all God's children and appreciate everyone's abilities - disability or not. Below is a list of our favorite literature on inclusion which teachers and families will find helpful in celebrating the day.
 
Catholic Schools, parish religious education programs and families are encouraged to celebrate a Call to Kindness Day in October which is Disability Awareness Month. Select a day and encourage children to celebrate differences through acts of kindness on this special day and throughout the year.

 

Let us know you are participating! If you are a school or PREP program in the Archdiocese of Philadelphia, you just might win a bundle of resources for your school or program.

 



 

Funds raised by the Dress Down Day and other activities or donations can be made via our donation page or checks can be sent to:
The Foundation for Catholic Education
Attn: Rising Together Alliance
1373 Enterprise Dr, West Chester, PA 19380

We would love to see photos of your school's celebration! Please use the hashtags

#CallToKindness Day and #RisingTogetherAlliance

to share your photos!

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RESOURCES FOR  PRE-K TO GRADE 3

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES FOR GRADES PreK - Grade 3:

Here is a worksheet to invite students to talk about their family member with a disability:

 

 

COLORING PAGES TO CELEBRATE DISABILITY AWARENESS MONTH:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

It’s important for children to feel represented in the books they read. It’s also important for books to expose children to the beautiful diversity of our world. This includes the varying abilities and disabilities around the globe. To promote inclusivity and representation, we’ve rounded up 53 books featuring characters with disabilities.

If you have a child who can speak, you’ve probably had the experience: Your child spots a person in a wheelchair and they start pointing and asking questions, loudly. Kristen Parisi speaks about teaching children about disability, at every age in this article.

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Popping Wheelies Website

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Disability Coloring Page Website

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"I Feel Included When"
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"All are Welcome"
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RESOURCES FOR GRADES 4 - 5

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES FOR GRADES 4 - 5:

A Call to Kindness Day Activity:

This cartoon has a message to help us think of others and their needs in a different way. Please look closely, read the cartoon, and respond to the questions on paper or in small group discussions.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Here is a worksheet to invite students to talk about their family member with a disability:

 

COLORING PAGES CELEBRATING DISABILITY AWARENESS MONTH:

 

 

 

 

 

 

It’s important for children to feel represented in the books they read. It’s also important for books to expose children to the beautiful diversity of our world. This includes the varying abilities and disabilities around the globe. To promote inclusivity and representation, we’ve rounded up 53 books featuring characters with disabilities.

If you have a child who can speak, you’ve probably had the experience: Your child spots a person in a wheelchair and they start pointing and asking questions, loudly. Kristen Parisi speaks about teaching children about disability, at every age in this article.

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Popping Wheelies Website

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Disability Coloring Page Website

RESOURCES FOR GRADES 6-8

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES FOR GRADES 6-8:

This cartoon has a message to help us think of others and their needs in a different way. Please look closely, read the cartoon, and respond to the questions on paper or in small group discussions:

Here is a worksheet to invite students to talk about their family member with a disability:

Here is a great list of middle school books featuring children and young adults with physical disabilities. 

If you have a child who can speak, you’ve probably had the experience: Your child spots a person in a wheelchair and they start pointing and asking questions, loudly. Kristen Parisi speaks about teaching children about disability, at every age in this article.

HANDOUTS FOR SCHOOL & PREP ADMINISTRATORS:

Below are handouts explaining A Call to Kindness Day, which might be helpful for sharing information with families. We are also including coloring pages celebrating inclusion and kindness.

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