Kids Define Kindness (Member Created Video)
Grades: 6 - 8

Video Description: New May 2022! Elementary and high school students offer their definitions of kindness in this member created video from a student at Ladue Horton Watkins High School.

Type of Video: Segment*
Unique Video ID: Character-115**

Quick Ideas for Using the Video:

  • As part of your character education curriculum, use the video in conjunction with a journal prompt or conversation starter question and have students respond to what the student said. What do they agree with? Disagree with? How would they describe kindness and why it’s important?
  • Use the video as an example for videos created by your students offering definitions of kindness and why it’s important. Have a video or two you’d like us to consider publishing on the website? Email us at
  • For more exploration of the importance of kindness, check out the full program this segment is edited from: The Importance of Kindness (Middle School Program).


*Segment videos are short excerpts edited from interviews or interactive programs that offer flexible and differentiated ways to use the rich content included in the full-length conversation.

**The unique Video ID can be used to quickly locate a single video in the ET collection. This search function is designed to let teachers assign students to watch a specific video and have only that video appear as a search result. Just click on Search and choose “By Video ID.” Then type in the Video ID as it appears above. Be sure to include the dash.