I love Random Acts of Kindness. I think it first started when I heard about what a local girl scout troop had done, completing Random Acts of Kindness. I loved the idea, and integrated it into some groups I was working with at the time. Recently, I’ve been doing acts of kindness with my family. Sometimes it can be overwhelming to try and think of a random act of kindness to complete. Here are several simple ideas to get you started. There are also websites where you can look for tons of other ideas for acts of kindness.
Random Acts of Kindness we have done or want to do:
Donate books to the library - We took some of our old books to the library a few months ago, and now we have even more to donate.
Donate items to Goodwill from Kid World Citizen
Popcorn Surprise with a free printable from Coffee Cups and Crayons
Valentine’s Day Cards for Kids in the Hospital from the Idealist Mom
Do something nice for a neighbor - Our neighbors had a baby last year, and we wanted to do something kind for them, so we made them snacks and I made them a baby blanket.
Giving away homemade hearts from Meri Cherry
Burying Treasure at the Playground - I love this idea from Pennies of Time. We have some small toys in the basement, we’re totally doing this!
Gifts for Dance Class - We had such fun doing this!
Thank you note to the UPS driver - He’s so friendly and I order A LOT of things. Sometimes really heavy things. I think it would be kind if we wrote him a nice thank you card.
Fun items for kids at the park - We live right down the street from a park. We have some extra sidewalk chalk laying around, I think we’re going to leave some at the park for someone else to enjoy too!
Great Places to Get Ideas for Random Acts of Kindness
Here are 100 Acts of Kindness from Coffee Cups and Crayons
If you need some ideas for random acts of kindness - check out Pennies of Time - the entire site is dedicated to teaching kids to serve and doing kind acts. There are lots of great ideas here.
Boom Boom Cards - You can do random acts of kindness and track it online! There are different packs you can use as well.
Random Acts of Kindness.org is also a great place to start to get some ideas for acts of kindness to do with your family