Random Acts of Kindness week is in full swing (February 17-23, 2019), and Springboard is excited to get on board the kindness train. The other day, we celebrated by posting a list of our favorite children’s books that help to promote kindness among students. Today we are celebrating by listing the different ways kids can get in on the fun. Displaying random acts of kindness and demonstrating goodwill can brighten up anyone’s day, and it just plain old feels good to DO good. So without further ado, here are 25 ways kids can be a “kindness hero” any day, week, or month of the year:
25 Random Acts of Kindness For Kids
- Hold the door open for someone behind you. Better yet, hold it open for multiple people!
- Offer to help a friend carry their lunch.
- Compliment a fellow classmate. Do you like their shoes? Or the way they laugh? Tell them!
- Write a nice, anonymous note to a fellow student or teacher letting them know how much you appreciate them.
- Befriend new students and offer to show them around their new school.
- Water a neighbors garden/plants.
- Help your family with chores around the house.
- Help a classmate with their homework.
- Spend time with your grandparents.
- Let a friend borrow a favorite book.
- Leave money in a vending machine for the next person to find.
- Pick up litter you see scattered on the ground outside.
- Recycle the litter you picked up.
- Make/pack a lunch for a family member.
- Ask someone if they would like a hug.
- Let a sibling or other family member pick what to watch on TV.
- Write a note of encouragement and leave it in a library book for the next reader to find.
- Let someone go ahead of you in line.
- Donate your allowance to charity.
- Plant something! Plant a new tree, some flowers, or some shrubs to give back to the planet.
- Learn to say “hello” and “thank you” in a different language.
- Spend a whole day without uttering one complaint.
- Draw a picture for a friend or teacher.
- Ask the janitors at school if they would like help with anything.
- Let someone use your umbrella.
“Practice random kindness and senseless acts of beauty.” ~ Anne Herbert, 1982