Day 20 – Acts of Kindness for Kids

Acts of Kindness for Kids

  • Smile at people you recognize.
  • Donate some of your games, toys, clothes, or shoes to a family that has a lot of kids.
  • Check with a homeless shelter or soup kitchen to see how you can help–besides donating money.
  • Smile at the school bus driver when boarding the bus.
  • Thank the school bus driver for being a good driver when you exit the bus.
  • Create a “kindness chart” and post it on the fridge or bulletin board. Each time a family member does something kind, he or she can write it on the board.
  • Sit with the child who usually sits alone on the bus.
  • Pick flowers and leave them on a neighbors’ doorstep in a vase.
  • Talk to the new child in class.
  • Plant a tree.
  • Write a nice note to another child in your class.
  • Pick up litter.
  • Help a sibling with homework.
  • Offer to help your parents with chores without being asked.
  • Be on the lookout for someone who could use encouragement and cheering up. Go and do what you can for them. Try to remain anonymous.
  • If someone is being mean to someone, tell them it is wrong and tell an adult.
  • Give a hug to your brother or sister.
  • Compliment at least one person each day.
  • Hold the door for the person behind you when you go through a door.
  • Offer to help someone, your brother or sister, your parents, a neighbor, your teacher.
  • If someone drops something, pick it up for them.
  • Write and deliver “thank you for being a good friend” notes telling your friend what makes them special.
  • Ask your parents to look in newspaper for stories about acts of kindness and read them as bed time stories.
  • Does your Grandma love flowers or gardening? Send her some packages of seeds.
  • Does the neighbor need his dog fed while he’s away? Offer to do it for him. Refuse pay.
  • Write a letter of appreciation to a past teacher that made a difference.

Remind your children often that they can brighten people’s day with small efforts, like saying thank you and by being thoughtful.  If they form a habit at a young age of looking for an opportunity each day to be kind, imagine the difference they can make in this world throughout their lives.

With love and gratitude,

Natalie. xo

One Response to Day 20 – Acts of Kindness for Kids
  1. Tom
    October 18, 2010 | 8:19 pm

    How nice it was to read this for kids. How thoughtful! So true that kids can brighten a person’s day with little effort.

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