It’s Random Acts of Kindness Week! There are so many ways to spread kindness and make others smiles. This has been something special to me since I had Jensen.
Now I get to pass it to Mila!
I believe by letting her know it’s important to share happiness, she’ll continue it in the future. Always striving to make her a great human.
Wondering where to start? Here are 10 Random Acts of Kindness you can do with your child and toddler.
Share a gift of love.
This year, Mila and I made these cute little notes for her dance friends. I found them on Sierra L Miller’s Blog and added a scrunchie. They turned out to be a cute little gift and helpful for a little dancer’s hair.
Last year, we made Lollipop Flowers that were a complete hit.
Write a thank you note.
I’m ALL about a classic thank you note. Writing a small note to someone you care about can mean the world. Anytime I send cards or notes now, I have Mila write a little something and sign her name.
Give someone flowers.
One of my favorite ways to spread kindness is being very random. In 2017, I started buying random bouquets of flowers and setting them on cars in parking lots. I never stuck around to see them get their flowers, but would leave a note of Jensen’s story so they could see the reasoning behind the kindness.
It was a fun way to make someone smile and share my Jensen too.
Send a nice video.
Mila LOVES making videos and sending them to our friends and family. One way to make someone smile is to do just this.
You and your child can tell someone how much you love them. It’s guaranteed to be a random act of kindness that they’ll love to receive. The best part, you don’t have to leave your home!
Leave a gift card as a surprise.
This goes along along with the flowers… but leaving random gift cards is a cute way to surprise someone.
Mila and I have left them in books at book stores or just sent them to others when we’re out to eat. You could even leave them at gas station pumps to help someone out.
Paint a rock.
Rock painting was so big and so many people still do it. Mila loves to paint rocks or just find them to give to her grandpa. Painting kind words on a rock and giving them to someone could be a small way to brighten their day.
I know a lot of people pay it forward, but it can cause some chaos. Instead of doing this, why not tip your barista or waitress nicely.
Mila loves tipping and this is a fun way to pretend she’s paying!
Make a craft.
Just like getting a thank you card, I love receiving crafts. When I’m making different things, I try to make three extra to give to family and friends. They always smile when seeing Mila’s artwork or something special we made together.
It’s a fun way to share the love when you’re already creating!
Cook someone a meal.
There are so many families that could use the extra help with meals. One friend of ours ordered us pizza one night and it made the whole night (and week) go a lot more smoothly with having it done for us already.
If you usually have leftovers, it would be a beautiful idea to share. I know this has been my favorite on the receiving end.
Kids love cooking and baking too! A perfect way to get them involved as well.
The smallest thing you can do with a BIG impact is smile. You never know… it could be their first smile they have seen all day.
I hope you can find something on this list to do with your child for someone you love. Let me know in the comments some acts of kindness you’ve performed.
I love this teaching your child to do the little things that are kind can make a world of a difference in someone’s day. We really work on this with our kids too, because you never know what is happening with some one else and that one small thing can change a lot for them.
We love doing random acts of kindness. One year instead of an advent calendar, we did random acts of kindness every day. A couple of my favorites were placing mini candy canes on cars in parking lots and baking muffins for our urgent care.
OH mama, this post is such a great reminder for many
Great tips! One of the easiest things to give is your smile. One beautiful smile will brighten the day of a person.
First of all thanks for sharing this with us, I totally love the content of this post. As a mother of 2, this is definitely a great idea to do and build that amazing relationship with my kids.
These printables are great! Diversity is important for children.
Concrete acts really solidify the concept of being kind. Thank you for spreading empathy with your little ones. You’d be amazed how far a tiny seed of compassion will travel.
These are perfect to share with friends. ❤
such sweet RAK! And love that card idea.. so very adorable
These are all beautiful acts of kindness and smiling can brighten anyone’s world and will not cost a thing.