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Get ready for kindness: Free printable random acts of kindness kit for kids

We are spreading more Kindness with the resources that we have for you on KiddyCharts today. We are sharing our random acts of kindness kit. This is a simple set of ideas for you and your children to spread a little kindness wherever you go. Don’t forget to check out the other kindness resources we have on the site for World Kindness Day and beyond.

In this image, people are encouraged to do random acts of kindness, such as holding a door open for someone, baking cookies for the elderly, and leaving a surprise thank you note for a mail carrier.

Before we share our resources with you, it is worth taking a moment to think about why kindness ideas and activities are a great way for children to develop some amazing characteristics…

Why encourage kindness in our kids?

Engaging in random acts of kindness has several benefits for children, and even adults too:

1. Boosts happiness and wellbeing

According to Christine Carter, practicing kindness can increase happiness in children. When children perform kind actions, their bodies release oxytocin, often referred to as the “love hormone,” which contributes to increased levels of happiness and reduced levels of stress (Source: Connections Academy).

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2. Improves social skills and relationships

Kindness helps children develop empathy and compassion, critical components of healthy social interactions. It also fosters positive relationships with peers. If you are looking for activities around empathy specifically, why not check out our empathy activities as well?

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3. Enhances self-esteem

Performing random acts of kindness can boost children’s self-esteem and sense of self-worth. It helps them realise that they can make a positive impact on the world around them.

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4. Promotes positive behaviour

Teaching children to be kind can lead to more positive behaviours. The good deeds they perform can influence others to act kindly as well, contributing to a more positive community. Kindness can have a ripple effect.

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5. Resiliency against stress and trauma

Practicing kindness and creating strong bonds early is a resiliency factor, which helps to counteract trauma and toxic stress.

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Encouraging children to practice random acts of kindness not only benefits them individually but also contributes to a more compassionate and empathetic society.

What does the random acts of kindness kids look like?

This pack consists of six pages, including a front and back cover. We have a few ideas for you outside of this set, including a kindness tree, and bear hug coupons. We even have 100 ideas for acts of kindness, but if all of that isn’t enough, then we have more for you here too! Kindness costs nothing, so we’ve got loads of ideas and activities for you and the kids to do.

People are gathering supplies to create Random Acts of Kindness Kits to spread kindness and positivity in their community.

This pack consists of six pages, including a front and back cover. We have a few ideas for you outside of this set, including a kindness tree, and bear hug coupons. We even have 100 ideas for acts of kindness, but if all of that isn’t enough, then we have more for you here too! Kindness costs nothing, so we’ve got loads of ideas and activities for you and the kids to do.

In order to print this out, you need to scroll down to the button and the square image below. Why not check out what is included first though, by reviewing the information we have here for you?

Let us know what you think of the resource to, by dropping us a line here at KiddyCharts. We always love to hear from you.

Our kindness cards

A key activity in our random acts of kindness kit is the ‘Kindness Cards.’ These are cards that your child can hand out to people when they perform an act of kindness.

This activity not only promotes kindness but also allows children to see the immediate positive impact of their actions on others.

Each of the cards has the same text on them: “Enjoy this random act of kindness. Be the reason someone smiles today. Pay it forward.”

Every card encourages the receiver to pass the act of kindness on to someone else as well.

This image is encouraging people to be kind and spread kindness by doing random acts of kindness and paying it forward to make someone else smile.

The Random Acts of Kindness Challenge

This image is encouraging people to do acts of kindness for others in their community.

This kindness challenge includes a list of 20 ideas for random acts of kindness that your child can perform. The ideas are simple yet impactful, such as donating books to a local library or paying for someone’s coffee at a cafe.

These activities encourage children to think about others and understand how their actions can make a difference. Plus, it adds an element of fun as kids try to complete as many challenges as possible!

Print your challenge sheet out, and tick them off as you go along. And if you want more ideas, check out our random acts of kindness diary too!

Random acts of kindness idea cards

This kit also contains eight idea cards, each featuring a different act of kindness that children (and adults) can carry out.

These could include helping a colleague with work, donating unused items, or leaving a note inside a library book.

The idea cards serve as a constant reminder for children to be kind and offer new and exciting ways for them to spread kindness.

We have also included a set of blank cards for you to write your own thoughts. Check out our 100 ideas for kindness acts to give you more inspiration!

In this image, Kiddy Charts is providing a list of ways to help others in the community.

Kindness Tracker

This image is promoting an online kindness tracker that encourages people to do kind acts and track them by coloring in hearts.

Finally, the kindness tracker is a fun and visual way for children to keep track of their acts of kindness. Each time they perform a kind act, they get to colour in a heart on the tracker. This provides a sense of accomplishment and serves as a visual representation of all the kindness they’ve spread.

We have given you two of these sheets within the pack, but you can, of course, print out as many as you and the kids need.

You decide what colour you use for them – we are a fan of red, but it is entirely up to you of course!

To download these, just click on the button, or the image below and the PDF is yours.

In conclusion, this random acts of kindness kit is a fantastic tool to help children understand the importance and impact of being kind. It offers fun, engaging, and meaningful activities that will inspire children to spread kindness wherever they go. Remember, every act of kindness, no matter how small, can make a big difference!

Do check out some of our other ideas around kindness too:

Other friendship and kindness resources on KiddyCharts

We have a few resources covering kindness and friendship on KiddyCharts. Why not check them out now:

There are other sites that offer ideas too:

Kindness activities from the internet

More ideas to inspire kindness and positivity in your children

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Helen is a mum to two, social media consultant, and website editor; and this site is (we think) the only Social Enterprise parenting magazine! Since giving up being a business analyst when juggling travel, work and kids proved too complicated, she founded KiddyCharts so she could be with her kids, and use those grey cells at the same time. KiddyCharts has reach of over 1.1million across social and the site. The blog works with big family brands (including travel) to help promote their services, as well as offering free resources to parents of kids under 10. It gives 51%+ profits to Reverence for Life, who fund a number of important initiatives in Africa, including bringing running water and basic equipment to a school in Tanzania. Helen has worked as a digital marketing consultant (IDM qualified) with various organisations, including Channel Mum, Truprint, Talk to Mums, and Micro Scooters. She loves to be creative in the brand campaigns she works on. Get in touch TODAY!

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