If you saw our post on Random Acts of Kindness, then you might have thought about what you would do if you actually DID any of them, and how you would explain what you were doing to someone else. Problem Solved. We’ve got a free set of Random Act of Kindness Cards (RAOK Cards) to give to you for free that you can pass on to whomever you are kind to. Don’t forget to give them to your kids too, so they can join in.
You are passing them on, not because you want them to give you something in return, but so:
(a) They know you aren’t a nutter (and why would you be?!), and
(b) So that the recipents can #PassItOn to someone else if they decide they want to join in and take part in sharing a Random Act of Kindness either as part of #52KindWeeks or just because…
The cards are simple, you can print them as they are, and perhaps writing on the back what you did, but you don’t have to. It is just a way of sharing what you are up to, so that people understand. Even more importantly, so that they accept what you are offering to them. It is hard to take money from friends, nevermind strangers, so the card can help people to feel just that little bit more comfortable.
It is so easy to start with those Random Acts of Kindness today, and we’d love to hear about them, so share away with our #52KindWeeks hashtag.
There area lot of other resources to help with Random Acts of Kindness, so why not check out our Be Kind board over on Pinterest to see what we have found to help. Make sure you show your children what you are up to as well, it is important to teach our children to be kind as well.
The best way to teach a child how to be kind, is to watch you being so. Perhaps you can even print out the cards for your kids, and see if they can use some of them too?
Some of the kindness acts are relatively easy for kids, such as:
- Baking for a friend,
- Listening well,
- Sharing, and
- Helping to look after a pet.
Join in with us and spread the kindness #52KindWeeks.
If you don’t fancy doing anything too specific, why not just leave the cards with a positive message on the back for people to find? Pop them anywhere, maybe on a trip out to the shops, or even somewhere complete different when you are on holiday.
Doesn’t matter where you put them – just spread that kindness around!
Thanks so much for reading this, and even if you don’t take part today, perhaps you can just print the cards out, so you can keep them for when you do feel that you can help. Anytime for kindness is a good time.
Tuesday 30th of October 2018
I recently visited a hotel where in the foyer there was a big bowl of potpourri with little notelets amongst them. I picked one up and it was a thank you note for guests to give to a member of staff to show their appreciation. Have taken this idea to use in my class. Was looking for compliments that would be suitable for kids when came upon your site. Have taken loads of ideas. Thanks
Tuesday 30th of October 2018
Thanks so much for the comment, Andy. So pleased you re able to use the resources we have on the site. Do come back soon too!