Good Deeds Calendar

Good Deeds Calendar lesson plan

Flip up a flap of this calendar to reveal a random act of kindness. Lend a hand to your family, friends, and neighbors.

  • 1.

    With Crayola® Erasable Colored Pencils, write a list of things that you can do to help your family, neighborhood, or people around the world. For example, you could carry in groceries or organize a trash pick-up drive. A cozy quilt is a symbol for love and help. Using a straight edge, draw a large rectangle on a file folder. Cut out the quilt with Crayola Scissors.

  • 2.

    Inside the rectangle, outline quilt pieces: squares, triangles, or other imaginative designs. Fill in outlines with Crayola Color Switchers™ Markers. Watch colors emerge into a beautiful design!

  • 3.

    Cut out around three edges of each quilt patch with scissors. Fold up tabs. Place your quilt on brightly colored paper. Trace tab openings on the paper. Remove quilt top. Write one good deed inside each space.

  • 4.

    Cover edges of the quilt (not tabs) with a Crayola Glue Stick. Set quilt on top of colored paper. Make sure good deeds show through when tabs are open. If you wish, number tabs to correspond to days of your good-deed doing (such as Advent) or leave them blank (for Rosh Hashanah because you have a year to fulfill them).


  • Students study the role of charity in various cultures.
  • Students brainstorm a list of good deeds they can do for their families, communities, country, and world.
  • Students fabricate a calendar to facilitate timely good-deed doing.


  • Debate the topic: Are selfless acts really selfish? Who benefits the most from acts of kindness?
  • Initiate a school-wide week of random kindness.
  • Adopt a project to support for the entire school year.
  • Try not telling anyone that you did one of your good deeds. How does it make you feel?
  • Assessment: How imaginative and helpful are the good deeds? How creatively were the Color Switchers used in making the project?