Random Acts of Kindness for Kids

‘Tis the season, as they say, but I wanted the kids to remember that it’s not just the season of getting this year. There are lots of pins on the boards about various random acts of kindness, but I didn’t find any that put them in an suggestion box type arrangement for kids, so I decided to make my own. It was SUPER EASY.

First I cut out pieces of card stock, and wrote various suggestions for the kids to be kind.

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Then I took our ice bucket, which won’t get much use this year because it’s not my turn to host anything. (Yay.) I just took a piece of ribbon and wrote out the idea, affixing it to the bucket with some double-stick tape.

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And then I filled the bucket.

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Every morning, each child will pick out one idea and implement it for the day. And then we can talk about their experiences at dinner. My hope is that they will learn how good it feels to be kind, and they will carry that feeling into 2013. I will check back in a few weeks with a “Pinheads Revisited” post and let you know how it goes.

If you are interested in doing something like this and need ideas for random acts, be sure to visit the Random Acts of Kindness website.

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