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We’re celebrating Random Acts of Kindness week from 11th - 17th February.
Of course, we always try to be kind and encourage children to do the same, but this week we’re paying extra attention to acts of kindness and looking at ideas for children to help others.
Children are naturally compassionate and this is a great opportunity to teach them more about ways they can show kindness and the positive impact that has on others.
Here are 20 great acts of kindness ideas for kids
Talk to someone new at school
Sort through old toys/books and pick some out to donate to the local charity shop or hospital
Read a book to someone
Invite someone new to play with your group of friends
Help with some age appropriate household chores at home without being asked
Write a poem/letter to a friend explaining why you like them
Hold the door open for someone
Tell a joke
Give a friend a compliment
Write a random thank you note to someone you appreciate
Paint a picture for someone special
Start a piggy bank for a good cause
Bake someone a cake
Make a bird-feeder
Make a bug hotel
Play with a pet
Collect food for the local food bank
Pick up the litter in your local park
Call your grandparents/elderly relatives you don’t often see
Smile! It couldn’t be easier - and happiness is contagious...
And for some added inspiration, here are some inspiring kindness quotes to share with your kids
"Love and kindness are never wasted. They always make a difference. They bless the one who receives them, and they bless you, the giver."
-Barbara de Angelis
"A single act of kindness throws out roots in all directions, and the roots spring up and make new trees." -Amelia Earhart
“Do your little bit of good where you are; it’s those little bits of good put together that overwhelm the world.” – Desmond Tutu
So hopefully this will help you to inspire your children to perform some random acts of kindness this week and keep helping others throughout the year.