110 Acts of Kindness for Children 2

The world always needs more kindness and these 110 acts of kindness for kids are a great way to encourage children to be kinder than they need to be. We use these every year at Advent and lent and also over the summer.  What I really want to do is instil a kindness mindset in my children and sometimes using a list like 110 Acts of Kindness for Children makes it much easier for the children to choose what they want to do.

I think most of us get caught up in our own lives and the day to day stuff often forgetting that the simplest of things can make the most significant impact on someone else. A smile, a hug or a compliment can really make someone’s day.  Our 110 Acts of Kindness for Children is perfect for using within a classroom or group too and most of the acts of kindness cost nothing or very little.

It is fabulous that our random acts of kindness and good deeds can make someone else’s entire day and that often when we make someone happy they pass that on to other people.  it is great to see that a ripple can make a wave and who doesn’t need a little extra kindness in their lives?

Here are 110 random acts of kindness and good deeds that can help you carry out kindness daily and become an everyday hero.

110 Acts of Kindness for Children

  1. Donate clothes to charity (leaving a happy note in the pocket)
  2. Donate to the local food bank
  3. Leave change in a vending machine
  4. Sort through your toys and donate any that you no longer play
  5. Leave chalk messages around where you live
  6. Sharpen all the pencils in the classroom at break time
  7. Write a letter to your sibling telling them why you love them
  8. Leave a beautiful homemade bookmark in your library book and give one to the Librarian
  9. Leave the pound in the shopping trolley next time you go to the supermarket
  10. Deliver cookies to your neighbours
  11. Tidy your bedroom without being asked
  12. Sit next to someone you normally don’t at the lunch table
  13. Make a bird feeder
  14. Send a care package to someone in the military
  15. Find three of your toys to give to the local children’s hospital
  16. Pass on some of your books to friends
  17. Give a lottery ticket to a stranger
  18. Donate books to your school library
  19. Leave out water for the birds Write thank you cards for your teacher, coach, Cubs leader or people that have influenced you in a positive way
  20. Clean up the area where you live by picking up litter.
  21. Make sure you wear gloves and do it with an adult.
  22. Help around the house without being asked to
  23. Donate pet food to a local shelter
  24. Put together a shoebox for your local church
  25. Write a thank you note for the bin collectors and post person
  26. Wash your parent’s car
  27. Give a homeless person a blanket
  28. Take everyone in your class a cookie
  29. Offer to help an elderly friend or neighbour
  30. Make a thank you card for the school crossing staff
  31. Offer to pack the shopping bags of the person in front of you and behind you at the supermarket
  32. Invite a new friend for a play date or out to play
  33. Walk someone else’s dog
  34. Give out a compliment
  35. Give out free hugs today
  36. Hold the door open for people all day
  37. Smile all day
  38. Let someone go in front of you in a queue
  39. Introduce yourself to someone new at school and chat with them
  40. Ring an elderly relative and have a nice chat with them
  41. Dontae this week’s pocket money to charity
  42. Do a chore for someone without them knowing
  43. Tell a joke
  44. Leave happy notes around town
  45. Put a small bin in your car to collect recycling
  46. Call your grandparents and ask them about their childhood
  47. Bake dessert for a neighbour
  48. Check in on an elderly neighbour
  49. Set the table for dinner
  50. Leave bubbles on someone’s doorstep
  51. Tell someone why they are special to you
  52. Buy a coffee for a stranger
  53. Pass out stickers to kids waiting in line
  54. Garden for a neighbour
  55. Bring flowers to your teacher
  56. Tape change to a parking meter
  57. Call a friend you haven’t seen in a while to say hello
  58. Tape money for the ice cream van to a friend’s front door
  59. Read a book to someone
  60. Leave pennies on the pavement
  61. Donate a book to a doctor’s office waiting room
  62. Tell someone how much you love them
  63. Say hello to everyone you see
  64. Make someone else’s bed
  65. Wave at kids on buses
  66. Invite someone to play on the playground
  67. Tell the head teacher how great your teacher is
  68. Turn off the water while brushing your teeth
  69. Make a busy bag for a family with young children
  70. Help make dinner
  71. Donate new pyjamas for poorly children in hospital
  72. Make a get-well card for someone
  73. Bring your neighbours’ wheelie bins or garbage cans up for them
  74. Take care of someone’s pet while they’re away
  75. Share a special toy with a friend
  76. Tape a video message for faraway friends
  77. Leave kindness stones at the park
  78. Buy extra school supplies for a teacher
  79. Teach someone something new
  80. Reuse paper when you are drawing
  81. Give someone a hug coupon
  82. Volunteer at a soup kitchen
  83. Collect money or items for your favourite charity
  84. Donate colouring books and crayons to the children’s hospital
  85. Write a poem for a friend
  86. Ask for donations instead of birthday gifts
  87. Adopt an animal online
  88. Make a homemade gift for someone
  89. Clean up your toys without being asked
  90. Dry the slides at the park with a towel after it rains
  91. Make play dough for a friend
  92. Send a postcard to a friend
  93. Volunteer to help coach younger kids at sports
  94. Empty all the bins at home
  95. Empty the dishwasher without being asked
  96. Handout ice pops/popsicles to friends
  97. Water a neighbour’s garden if they are away
  98. Write a letter to your mum and dad saying why you think they are special
  99. Try saying yes for the day
  100. Offer your seat
  101. Help your coach with any sports equipment
  102. Visit a sick friend or relative
  103. Buy a cool drink for someone
  104. Don’t interrupt when someone else is speaking
  105. Help someone cross the road
  106. Bring your parents breakfast in bed
  107. Make some kindness hearts
  108. Sort the recycling
  109. Every night before you go to bed, think of three things you’re grateful for
  110. Don’t shout today

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I would love to know if you have any I could add to our next list – just leave me a comment below.