Ten Ways Kids Can Practice Kindness

The month of February is just a great month! Not only is it Black History Month, but we also get to celebrate Valentine’s Day (which is fun for my kids) and Random Acts of Kindness Day!

Did you know that Thursday, Feb. 17, 2022, is Random Acts of Kindness Day? And, this year, Random Acts of Kindness week is
Feb. 13-19. Yes, I believe that we should be kind year-round, but I definitely enjoy sharing kindness ideas with my kids as February rolls around. 

Truthfully, everyone in my household can use practical reminders to be more kind — me included. Kindness in action is our calling, isn’t it? A common prayer in our home is, “Lord, fill us with your Holy Spirit so we can truly be kind and love each other how you want us to.” 

In fact, in Galatians, Paul tells us, “For you were called to freedom, brothers. Only do not use your freedom as an opportunity for the flesh, but through love serve one another” (Galatians 5:13).

So what are some great ways that kids can practice kindness in their lives? I’ve come up with 10 ideas, but I’d love for you to come up with even more at home with your kids! Get creative and ask the kids. I am sure there are things the kids would love to do this month to be kind to neighbors, teachers, church members and more!

10 Random Acts of Kindness for Kids

  1. Create homeless care packages

  2. Write a handwritten note of thanks

  3. Leave quarters in the wash machine and/or dryer at a laundromat

  4. Bring baked goods to an elderly neighbor

  5. Give popular stickers to friends at school and church

  6. Let someone go ahead of you in line

  7. Clean your neighborhood playground or park

  8. Give your teacher flowers

  9. Donate books to the local library

  10. Take clothes to a local shelter

These are just 10 simple ways that kids can participate in random acts of kindness. There are so many more ways to show kindness to others. Will you join me in being intentional about kindness in and out of our homes this month — and, let's continue it the rest of this year!

“Be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, as God in Christ forgave you” (Ephesians 4:32 ESV).

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