It’s always important to instill the importance of being kind when speaking with your children, but focus more heavily on this message during Random Acts of Kindness Week. Take this week to share with your kids some ideas of random acts of kindness that they can do for the little ones around them.
1. Wave At Kids On The School Bus
Happiness is contagious, so stress to your kids that they should try every day to share their joy with the children around them. You never know who is having a bad day and could use cheering up. Something as simple as waving to others on the school bus or smiling when they walk passed others in the hallway can easily brighten another child’s day.
2. Write A Happy Note To A Classmate
Whether its a classmate who’s having a bad day or just a random child in class, drawing or writing a happy note to someone can have a very positive impact. Explain to your children how simple acts like this remind others that people are thinking about them and care.
3. Help Siblings With Their Chores
Random acts of kindness don’t always have to be directed at friends or classmates. Explain to your children that, if they have siblings, these nice deeds can be done for them as well. Your child could offer to help their siblings with their chores or make their beds for them one morning. The more kindness your children show to each other, the more they will show it to others.
4. Share A Toy With a Friend
It’s no surprise that kids love their toys.That’s why it’s such a big deal for them to share their beloved toys with others. Suggest that next time they have playtime at school or a playdate with a friend that they offer up one of their favorite toys for another child to play with. It’s not only nice to do, it’s also a lesson in selflessness.
5. Invite A Classmate To Play With Them
As parents, you have all seen or heard about kids getting left out at lunch or the playground. Unfortunately, not all children get treated fairly, and part of your goal during Random Acts of Kindness Week should be to remind your children to include everyone. They should always do it, but tell them to pay special attention this week to children who might need a friend at lunch or on the playground.
What random act of kindness are you sharing with your child this week? Let us know in the comments!