Random Acts of Kindness Day
Saturday, February 17th is Random Acts of Kindness Day and we cannot think of a better holiday to teach children about! While incorporating kindness into your everyday life is extremely important, a whole day devoted to it calls for a reason to celebrate!
You can use this holiday to set a good example for young ones, teach them about being nice and even do something unexpected for others! Here's a few ways we're celebrating:
-Donate dog or cat food to the local animal shelter (call to ask them what brands they need). Many shelters want and need old blankets and towels as well.
-Make a kindness calendar with the kids or download this one and print!
-Send a postcard to someone you love, even if they live nearby (or in the same house!).
-Head to the park with some chalk and write sweet messages to the world.
-Call a friend or relative and tell a joke.
-Take fresh fruit or a small treat to your child’s daycare or send an apple to school for your child’s teacher.
-Make a thank you card for the postal worker who delivers your mail.
-Give thanks for the everyday things, not just big acts or gifts. “Thank you for making me laugh today,” or “Thank you for helping me figure out that math problem,” or even simply, “Thank you for loving me.”
-Slip a note complimenting someone’s parking on the windshield of their car.
-Clean out your old toys and donate them.
-Buy a cup of coffee for the person behind you in line at the coffee shop.
-Compliment someone sitting near you.
-Smile at 5 people.
-Leave your change in a vending machine after you buy something.
What are some of your favorite ways to show kindness? We would love for you to share on social media and tag us!