How to get Your Kids Involved in Random Acts of Kindness Day

February 17 is Random Acts of Kindness Day. This day has grown in popularity every year and has encouraged people to do a nice thing for others to help brighten their days. Here are some great ideas to give your kids the chance to participate in this day.

The most popular act of kindness shared daily by adults is people paying for the purchase (usually coffee) of the person behind them in line. Obviously your kids may not have money where they can do this but it doesn't mean they can't find other ways to be kind to others.

Here are just a few suggestions to get them started.

  • Hold a door open for someone
  • Bake treats and deliver to neighbours
  • Sort out toys no longer used and donate to a daycare or kindergarten class
  • Grab your favourite book and head over to a seniors home to read  (call first to arrange)
  • Give your school bus driver, crossing guard, teacher or sports coach a thank you card for all that they do
  • Deliver coffee and donuts to the fire dept, police station or hospital volunteers.
  • Help your family member with their chores
  • Pick up litter on someone's lawn
  • Talk to someone new at school
  • Draw a picture for your teacher
  • Help shovel your neighbours driveway
  • Say hello or smile at all the kids you pass in the hallway
  • Older kids can donate their time at a local food bank or charity