10 Random Acts of Kindness for Kids

“A true selfless act, always sparks another”

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Doing random acts of kindness is one of the best activities that your kids can do with you. It’s a great way to bond as a family, a lot of fun, and most importantly, it teaches kids about compassion, generosity, and graciousness.

Here are 10 acts of kindness for kids that you and your family can do together.

Smile
Give someone a smile that will light up their day. This is such a simple way to spread kindness, and it’s free

Write “Thank You” Notes
Giving thanks to the people around you is a great way to show them how much you care. Draw pictures to people they appreciate. Encourage your kids to give a special card to Grandma or draw pictures for her teacher. Add an extra layer of thoughtfulness by creating the card from scratch. Here’s an easy homemade card that you can bond over the weekend:

Give Compliments
Teach your child to make it a habit to compliment someone and praise other people for their efforts. Love Grandma’s new hairstyle? Tell her. Like Dad’s old tie? Compliment him.

Share a Toy with a Friend
Encourage your kids to share their favorite toys or books with their friends. It will make their friend feel good and so will they.

Volunteer
Get your kids involved in small tasks such as feeding your neighbor’s cat or walking their dog. Let them understand that helping feels good for the person and for them.

Hug a Family Member
Never underestimate the power of hugs. Tell your kids to hug a family member to cheer them up and brighten their day.

Donate
Get your kids involved in these projects. Have them choose and donate their old clothes, books, and toys. Take your kids with you when you drop the items off at the charitable destination.

Do Chores for Someone
Let your child extend help to people who may need a helping hand. Encourage your child to surprise a sibling by doing one of her chores for her.

Hold the Door Open for a Stranger
This is a thoughtful act that your kids can easily do for someone to help and make them smile.

Set up a Lemonade Stand
Help your kids run a small lemonade stand with their friends and encourage them to donate their earnings to a charity. This classic activity is loads of fun and kids can practice teamwork and compassion at the same time.

Any act of kindness no matter how big or small can make a huge difference so seek out an opportunity to extend kindness to someone else each day.

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