Introducing you to 12 Days of Christmas Kindness for Kids …
On the 21st November, the award-winning children’s magazine The Week Junior turns five years old. Launched on the 20th November 2015, it now boasts a weekly circulation of over 100,000, making it the fastest-growing magazine in the UK.
I don’t know if you have read it but is seriously good, engaging, entertaining and enlightening kids about all that is going on in the world.
12 Days of Christmas Kindness for Kids
To mark its anniversary the team is launching a 12 Days of Kindness initiative, to encourage children to be kind and to spread a little happiness over the festive season.
Anna Bassi, Editor in Chief of The Week Junior said: “We are keen to help spread some cheer. We know that our readers will enjoy bringing joy and smiles to those who need them most, in simple but effective ways.”
The Week Junior is supporting the charity Action for Children (an awesome kids charity!) for the initiative, highlighting their Secret Santa campaign and Starry Night virtual family carol concert that both aim to bring support to vulnerable children in the UK.
Locks Farmer, Director of Fundraising & Marketing, at Action for Children: “Their 12 Days of Kindness campaign is a wonderful activity to get involved in and as a charity we know what a difference these small acts of kindness can make to those who are struggling the most.
An awesome Kindness Competition
The magazine has also launched a competition for readers to design its festive front page.
Entries must illustrate the theme of kindness, with the winning entry featuring on the cover of the 19th December issue of the magazine. Action for Children ambassador, the TV presenter and author Dr Ranj, will be helping to judge the competition.
The winner gets a framed print of the cover, and a signed copy of Dr Ranj’s book, A Superhero Like You. Two runners up will see their designs published in the same issue, and The Week Junior will make a Secret Santa donation to Action for Children on their behalf.
Christmas Acts of Kindness
The fifth-anniversary edition of The Week Junior is available from 21st November and includes a pull out with all the acts of kindness listed – you can ake a look here to download a poster featuring the challenges www.theweekjunior.co.uk/12daysofkindness
The 12 Days of Christmas Kindness for Kids Acts are as follows:
- Donate unused books, toys and clothes or to a food bank
- Bake festive treats
- Make and deliver a Christmas card
- Call a relative just to say hello
- Become a Secret Santa for a vulnerable child – give a virtual gift with Action for Children at iamsanta.org.uk/kindness
- Be nice to nature – e.g. feed your garden wildlife
- Help parents by doing a household chore
- Sing to a loved one to put a smile on their face in celebration of Action for Children’s virtual family carol concert Starry Night – iamsanta.org.uk/kindnessstarrynight
- Write a thank you note to someone who needs it (could be a health worker, postman, teacher, local shopkeeper, parent, neighbour, sibling)
- Smile – and try to make others smile too
- Look after the environment – pick up litter in your local area
- Be kind to yourself – do something that makes you happy
Now that is how to make your Christmas special with 12 Days of Christmas Kindness for Kids
Create your own kindness
If you want to inspire your children to be even more caring and kind then do pre-order a copy of my new book Create Your Own Kindness which is jam-packed with ideas
I hope you and your children’s Christmas is full of kindness to yourself and others and that you consider 12 Days of Christmas Kindness for Kids
P.s A super kind thing kids can do at Christmas is leave out food for reindeer that won’t harm wildlife – find out how to make it by following the link