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Get Going: Do What Your Heart Desires

Use this printable to help promote self-reflection, self-awareness, and goal-driven behavior with both special and general populations. It can be used as an in-class activity, homework handout, or counseling/writing prompt.


This printable is provided courtesy of MakeBeliefsComix.com, an online resource for classroom materials for social-emotional learning, character education, gifted and talented learners, and special education. MakeBeliefsComix.com features an interactive comic strip creation tool and more than 500 printables in categories ranging from About You to Wishes and Hopes.

This worksheet includes several FutureFit Extension Activities that highlight 21st Century skills like critical thinking, service mentality, and creativity. These FutureFit Extension Activities are designed to reinforce the concepts included in the worksheet activity while integrating real-world skills. They can be used as in-class independent practice or group activities, or assigned for take-home or independent work.

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FutureFit Extension Activities

Serve

(5-10 minutes):
Explain the idea of random acts of kindness. Ask students to make a list of kind acts they can do for someone special in their life. Have them write down what they plan to do, and for whom they plan to do it. Ask them to carry out their plans within in one week.

Reflect

(10-15 minute):
After doing the “serve” activity above, ask them to think about their act of kindness. They should write a short essay about what they did, who they did it for, what the reaction was, and how they felt after doing the act of kindness.

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