Acts of Kindness Advent Calendar Printables



It is hard to believe that we have been doing an acts of kindness advent calendar for four years.  It all started when I was concerned that the boys were becoming rather immersed in the commercialisation of Christmas and of advent. I wanted them to understand and learn about Christmas and advent being about giving, so came up with the idea of an alternative advent calendar.

4 fabulous sets of Acts of Kindness Advent Calendar Printables. Random acts of kindness perfect to print and use for an advent calendar or kindness jar

Over the years we have some fabulous printables with acts of kindness for all ages and I thought it would be a good idea to gather them all up in one place to make it easier for everyone.

Acts of Kindness Advent Calendar Printables

There are so many different ways to use your Acts of Kindness Advent Calendar Printables. You can print them off and add them to a homemade advent calendar.

Or you could print them off and hang them on their own.

You could print them off and add them to a jar and then each day you pick one out.

We like to display our Acts of Kindness Advent Calendar Printables on our kitchen blackboard in the shape of a tree.  I think the bauble shapes would look ace all over a small Christmas tree.

I have to say that this is one of the highlights of my year and I love doing this with the boys.  For me, it is all about ripples and teaching them to be kinder than they need to be.

Acts of Kindness Advent Calendar Printables

 

advent acts of kindness

Just imagine the little stockings all hung up!

4 fabulous sets of Acts of Kindness Advent Calendar Printables. Random acts of kindness perfect to print and use for an advent calendar or kindness jar

50 Advent Acts of Kindness

  1. Donate a coat or jumper to charity (leaving a happy note in the pocket)
  2. Donate to the local food bank
  3. Make Christmas cards for your neighbours
  4. Leave change in the vending machine
  5. Sort through your toys and donate any that you no longer play with to charity or your local church
  6. Leave chalk messages around where you live
  7. Sharpen all the pencils in the classroom at break time
  8. Write a letter to your sibling telling them why you love them
  9. Leave a beautiful homemade bookmark in your library book and give one to the Librarian
  10. Leave the pound in the shopping trolley next time you go to the supermarket
  11. Deliver cookies to your neighbours
  12. Tidy your bedroom
  13. Write a note and mail them to the houses with great Christmas lights saying thank you for lighting up their house for you to see
  14. Sit next to someone you normally don’t at the lunch table and be nice to them
  15. Be a holiday helper – volunteer to deliver local Christmas cards
  16. Make a bird feeder
  17. Send a care package to someone in the military
  18. Find three of your toys to give to the local children’s hospital
  19. Pass on some of your books to friends
  20. Give a lottery ticket to a stranger
  21. Donate books to your school library
  22. Leave out water for the birds
  23. Write thank you cards for your teacher, coach, Cubs leader or people that have influenced you in a positive way
  24. Clean up the area where you live by picking up litter.  Make sure you wear gloves and do it with an adult.
  25. Help around the house without being asked to
  26. Donate pet food to a local shelter
  27. Put together a shoebox for your local church
  28. Write a thank you note for the bin collectors and post person
  29. Wash your parents’ car
  30. Give a homeless person a blanket
  31. Deice your neighbour’s windshields in the morning
  32. Take everyone in your class a candy cane or cookie
  33. Take poinsettias to your nearest nursing home
  34. Make a Christmas card for the school receptionist
  35. Offer to help an elderly friend or neighbour with their Christmas decorations
  36. Make Christmas flowers for the reception at school
  37. Make a thank you card for the school crossing staff
  38. Cook dinner for your family
  39. Offer to pack the shopping bags of the person in front of you and behind you at the supermarket
  40. Invite a new friend for a play date or out to play
  41. Walk someone else’s dog
  42. Give out a compliment
  43. Give out free hugs today
  44. Hold the door open for people all day
  45. Smile all day
  46. Let someone go in front of you in a queue
  47. Introduce yourself to someone new at school and chat with them
  48. Ring an elderly relative and have a nice chat to them
  49. Make a tree decoration for your babysitter
  50. Donate this weeks pocket money to charity

 

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