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100+ Acts Of Kindness For Kids To Do A Kindness Challenge

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Over a 100 Random Acts Of Kindness Ideas For Kids To Participate In A Monthly Kindness Challenge!

Acts of Kindness For Kids

We all want to raise our kids to be good people. In order to do that, we need to instill kindness and empathy in our children. 

Teaching kids simple acts of kindness can help make the world a better place and prevent bullying. It teaches them how to help other people.

When kids spread kindness they learn to practice the golden rule: “Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.”

Kindness Challenge For Kids

Teach kids to pay it forward and join the kindness challenge!

Here you will find everything you need to start the challenge. All of the printables can be found in the FREE Resources Library

First, let’s start with the “Kindness Challenge Calendar.”

Kindness Challenge For Kids

Decide if you want to print out the pre-made calendar with kindness ideas already printed or the blank one that lets your child pick what ideas they would like to do from the list. 

The list gives them over 100 random acts of kindness ideas that they can use at home, school, and in the community. 

Then they can choose what simple act of kindness they would like to do each day, and color it in. 

Don’t’ forget to print out the free “happy cards” that kids can pass around.

Acts Of Kindness For Kids

Challenge your kids to do something kind every day! We need our children to know that every small act of kindness counts!

100+ Random Acts Of Kindness Ideas For Kids 

Simple acts of kindness for kids to do at school, at home, and around the community. Ideas to help kids participate in a monthly Kindness Challenge!

Simple Acts of Kindness For the Community

1. Make a get well card for someone not feeling well.

2. Buy a candy bar for the person behind you in the grocery store line.

3. Pick a good cause, research it, and come up with a plan on how you can help out.

4. Donate your old books to the library.

5. Draw pictures and give them out at a local nursing home.

6. Donate your old coat to a women and children’s shelter.

7. Smile at everyone you see!

8. Give compliments as you pass people.

9. Visit an animal shelter.

10. Rake the leaves in a neighbor’s yard.

11. Go up to someone new at the playground and introduce yourself.

12. Pick up litter.

13. Bake goodies for first responders.

14. Send a care package to a deployed service member.

15. Donate gloves to a homeless shelter.

16. Send a thank you card to your favorite doctor or nurse.

17. Help a neighbor tend to their garden.

18. Paint kindness rocks and leave them around your community.

19. Walk a neighbor’s dog.

20. Pray for someone.

21. Make beautiful get well cards for children who are in the local hospital. 

22. Volunteer to make a meal at the Ronald McDonald House

23. Let someone go ahead of you in line.

24. Hold the door for a stranger.

25. Donate canned goods at the local food bank.

26. Offer to help sort books in the library.

27. Shop at a local small business.

28. Talk to your parents about taking public transportation for a day.

29. Print out free “Happy Cards” to give to people you see around your community. 

30. Write a letter to a lonely elderly person. Check out the campaign Love for the Elderly

31. Donate your old clothes to Goodwill.

32. Have a lemonade stand and donate all the profits to Make-A-Wish.

33. Write a positive message with chalk on the sidewalk.

34. Leave a thank you note in your mailbox for your mail carrier.

35. Blow bubbles at the park.

Acts of Kindness Ideas For Home

36. Do an extra chore without being asked.

37. Hug a family member.

38. Start a gratitude journal.

39. Make a kindness calendar.

40. Plant a tree.

41. Make a birdfeeder.

42. Pick flowers for your mom.

43. Read a book to a younger family member.

44. Plant a vegetable garden.

45. Send a family member a sweet text.

46. Tell a funny joke.

47. Write down 3 things that you love about your family members and give it to them.

48. Make your parents breakfast in bed.

49. Make a small gift for your sibling.

50. Clean your sibling’s room and surprise them.

51. Pack your own lunch.

52. Practice being more independent at home.

53. Ask for donations to your favorite charity instead of birthday gifts.

54. Call or video chat with a grandparent.

55. Ask your dad if he needs help with a project.

56. Plant a flower garden.

57. Help clean up after dinner.

58. Clip coupons for your mom to use at the grocery store.

59. Remember to use your manners.

60. Read a book to a family member.

61. Make your bed.

62. Donate the money in your piggy bank to a charitable cause.

63. Write a letter of appreciation to someone special.

64. Clean up a mess you didn’t make.

65. Help set the table for dinner.

66. Help a sibling with their homework.

67. Make seasonal crafts to decorate your home.

68. Share your favorite toy with your sibling.

69. Spend quality time playing with your pet.

70. Make a goodnight video and text it to your grandparents.

71. Perform a play in front of your family. 

72. Let your sibling go first.

73. Color a picture for someone.

74. Teach your sibling or a younger friend one of your skills.

Random Acts Of Kindness For School

75. Bring an extra snack to share with a friend.

76. Pick up litter on the playground.

77. Stick up for a friend.

78. Help a classmate with their school work.

79. Talk to the new kid at school.

80. Hide a positive note in a library book. 

81. Ask how you can help your teacher.

82. Bring an apple to your teacher.

83. Offer to put away a classmate’s tablet.

84. Make a card for a sick classmate.

85. Sit with someone new at lunchtime.

86. Compliment a classmate for their hard work.

87. Buy extra supplies for your classroom.

88. Give out happy cards to other students and school staff.

89. Make a friendship bracelet to give to a friend.

90. Be extra helpful to kids in a lower grade than you.

91. Donate a large sanitizer to the class.

92. Bring your teacher a small potted plant.

93. Ask if you can help clean up after lunch.

94. Offer to stay in at recess to help clean up the classroom.

95. Check out a book about kindness from the school library.

96. Give high-fives when a classmate gets the right answer.

97. Tell the teacher if you see any bullying.

98. Sit with someone new on the bus.

99. Share your school supplies with a classmate.

100. Make thank you cards for your school’s cafeteria workers.

101. Encourage your friends to do random acts of kindness.

Acts Of Kindness

Now your child will have everything they need to start the Kindness Challenge.

When kids spread acts of kindness it not only helps other people but it helps children feel good about themselves.

It spreads happiness and we all know that what the world needs is a little more happiness!

Kindness can be contagious, so it’s important for all of us to teach our children to pay it forward!

For more positive activities to do with your child check out this list of 101 fun questions to get to know them better.

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Please let me know in the comments what your child is doing for the Kindness Challenge 🙂

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Comments

  1. Maureen says

    I love these ideas! I am going to use these with my 5th grade students, especially as we read the novel “Wonder,” which has a theme of “Choose Kind.” Thank you for the printable!

  2. Gwen says

    What a fantastic list and I love your kindness calendar. Teaching our children kindness is so important. It should be included in every curriculum. These lessons change their life as well as everyones whom they encounter! Great post! Thanks so much!

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