Chain of Compliments

Suggested Grades



Students will give and receive compliments to and from their classmates. This activity can promote self-esteem as well as classroom cooperation.


  • writing utensils
  • strips of paper


  • Gather students in a circle.
  • Hand out strips of paper as well as writing utensils.
  • Have students look at the person on their right, think of one nice thing about this person, and write it out on the strip of paper.
  • After they finish writing, have the students pass the paper to the person on their right.
  • Go around the circle and have students read their compliments aloud.
  • Glue or staple the strips into a “chain of compliments” and display them in the class.