100 Acts of Kindness for Children

acts of kindness for children

Doing acts of kindness is one of the best activities you can do with your children. It’s a great way to bond as a family, have a lot of fun and it teaches children about compassion and service. Kindness is essential for good mental health.

Any act of kindness no matter how big or small can make a difference — especially when done intentionally. Here’re 100 acts of kindness for children that you and your family can do together.

  1. Put change in a vending machine
  2. Hold the door open for someone
  3. Do a chore for someone without them knowing
  4. Tell a joke
  5. Return someone’s cart at the store
  6. Give candy to your a security guard
  7. Leave a letter in a library book
  8. Feed the birds
  9. Leave happy notes around town
  10. Put a small bin in your car to collect recycling
  11. Call your grandparents and ask them about their childhood
  12. Pick up litter
  13. Let someone go ahead of you in line
  14. Compliment a friend
  15. Wash someone’s car
  16. Write a TYANK YOU note for your mail carrier
  17. Plant something
  18. Bake dessert for a neighbor
  19. Walk dogs at the animal shelter
  20. Check-in on an elderly neighbor
  21. Thank a police officer
  22. Share THANK YOU cards for people you care
  23. Bury treasure at the playground
  24. Set the table for dinner
  25. Leave a greeting card on someone’s doorstep
  26. Pay someone’s bill
  27. Tell someone why they are special to you
  28. Donate old clothes
  29. Buy a tea for a stranger
  30. Pass out stickers to kids waiting in line
  31. Talk to someone new at school
  32. Write chalk messages on the sidewalk
  33. Weed or shovel for a neighbor
  34. Donate food to the needy
  35. Bring flowers to your teacher
  36. Tell a manager how good your service was
  37. Tape change to a parking meter
  38. Donate socks and supplies to the homeless shelter
  39. Give a lottery ticket to a stranger
  40. Call a friend you haven’t seen in a while to say hello
  41. Water plants for your neighbors
  42. Take treats to the fire station
  43. Read a book to someone
  44. Leave a generous tip
  45. Donate a book to a doctor’s office waiting room
  46. Tell someone how much you love them
  47. Say hello to everyone you see
  48. Make someone else’s bed
  49. Hold the door open for someone
  50. Wave at kids on school buses
  51. Sing songs at a nursing home
  52. Invite someone to play on the playground
  53. Tell the principal how great your teacher is
  54. Donate a toy to a nearby toy bank
  55. Turn off the water while brushing your teeth
  56. Offer a hug to a stranger
  57. Fill a kindness jar with candy for another family
  58. Make a THANK YOU sign for sanitation workers
  59. Make a busy bag for a family with young children
  60. Bring cookies to your friends
  61. Help make dinner
  62. Donate books to a library
  63. Make a GET WELL SOON card for someone
  64. Bring your neighbors’ garbage cans up for them
  65. Take care of someone’s pet while they’re away
  66. Give a surprise party
  67. Share a special toy with a friend
  68. Clean up your room without being asked
  69. Tape a video message for faraway friends
  70. Leave kindness stones at the park
  71. Give chocolate to the bus driver
  72. Send dessert to another family at a restaurant
  73. Give spare change to the food pantry
  74. Buy extra school supplies for a teacher
  75. Make muffins for your pharmacist.
  76. Teach someone something new.
  77. Reuse paper when you are drawing
  78. Pay for someone’s toll
  79. Give someone a hug coupon
  80. Volunteer at a local non-profit organization
  81. Write a note for someone’s lunch
  82. Collect money or items for your favorite charity
  83. Donate coloring books and crayons to the children’s hospital
  84. Write a poem for a friend
  85. Ask for donations instead of birthday gifts
  86. Help someone unload groceries at the store
  87. Make THANK YOU cards for the defense forces
  88. Collect books for the library
  89. Adopt an animal online
  90. Decorate tissue boxes and hand sanitizer for nursing stations
  91. Make a homemade gift for someone
  92. Clean up your toys without being asked
  93. Deliver water bottles to the homeless shelter
  94. Create activity bags for families of deployed soldiers
  95. Give high fives to a friend
  96. Make a thank you card for your librarian
  97. Dry the slides at the park with a towel after it rains
  98. Make play dough for a preschool class
  99. Send a postcard to a friend
  100. Smile at everybody

What are your acts of kindness? Do share them with me in the comments section below and pass this on to your friends!

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