NOTE:  Once you sign the license agreement with Stronger to Serve, you will be sent a link to access your materials.


INCLUDED WITH DIGITAL DOWNLOAD (see below for what you will need to provide)

  • Digital curriculum files for 30 sessions (themed into 10 units):  
    • Leader handbook (including Family Follow-up Handouts)
    • Participant handbook
  • Leader training and ongoing support



Kindness Marathon is a ready-to-use curriculum for 30 sessions (10 themed units) of a before- or afterschool club for elementary school-aged students.  Every session includes:


  • Kindness Kickstarter—quick story or activity to promote everyday kindness or to meet a community need (e.g., hunger, animal welfare, senior needs, individuals with disabilities, etc.).  The Kindness Kickstarters are themed into 10 units that incorporate learning, acting, and reflecting.
  • Marathon Challenge—running, jogging, or walking with friends to complete either 13.1 or 26.2 miles over the course of the year
  • Family Follow-up—summary of the unit and easy extension activities to reinforce learning



At the end of this program, students will be better able to:

  • Identify appropriate fitness goals
  • Follow a four-step process for goal achievement
  • Participate in physical activity for health, enjoyment and/or satisfaction, challenge, self-expression and/or social interaction
  • Demonstrate empathy for other people’s emotions, perspectives
  • Consider the well-being of self and others when making decisions
  • Contribute productively to one’s school and community


YOU WILL NEED TO PROVIDE (items that are included in the All-Inclusive Kit):

  • 10 books
    • Have You Filled a Bucket Today?  by Carol McCloud
    • The Little Blue Dog by Karen J. Roberts
    • The Juice Box Bully by Bob Sornson and Maria Dismondy
    • The Impossible Patriotism Project by Linda Skeers
    • The Gift of Nothing by Patrick McDonnell
    • The Quiltmaker’s Gift by Jeff Brumbeau
    • Wilfred Gordon McDonald Partridge by Mem Fox
    • Somebody Loves You Mr. Hatch by Hector Elizondo
    • Maddi’s Fridge by Lois Brandt
    • The Lorax by Dr. Seuss
  • Printouts of the leader handbook and participant handbook
  • All materials for service projects: 
    • Fleece (8 yards will make 2 blankets)
    • Cat toy materials: Children's socks (one for each cat toy), polyfill stuffing or cotton balls, catnip (about 2 oz./56 grams for 30 toys), fabric markers
    • Sidewalk chalk
    • Finisher medals (if desired)

Kindness Marathon Digital Leader and Participant Handbooks

  • Click here to view an excerpt of the leader and participant materials.


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