Kindness activities for kids are fun and a wonderful way to teach them one of life’s most important lessons. And honestly is anything more important than teaching your kids to be kind? I really do not think so.
kindness activities for kids
“Do things for people not because of who they are or what they do in return, but because of who you are.” – Harold S. Kushner
Kindness Activities for Kids
Kindness is a goal for all parents that’s why we need kindness activities for kids
Parenting can be very divisive – many of us take different paths for each other and emphasize different qualities we would like our kids to develop. But when it comes to kindness parents are absolutely unified.
On this one thing we all undoubtedly agree.
We all want our kids to be their kindest selves. My mum alsways told me it was absolutely what she wanted me to be when I grew up and she was determined to make it a huge part of our education.
Here are some Kindness Activities for Kids you might want to introduce ….
Kindness Activities for Kids – Spreading kindness
It is a lovely thing to teach your kids to spread kindness in your community. These free printable idea cards give you a month’s worth of daily acts of kindness ideas. https://organized31.com/purposeful-daily-acts-of…/
Self kindness matters too
We don want them only to be kind to others though although of course this will have a huge impact on their relationships in a very positive way . But we also want them to understand self kindness and why it is so very important especially when times are tough.
You might also like my post on activities to help kids calm down
If Kids are Intrinsically Kind why do we need Kindness Activities for Kids?
If kids are intrinsically kind why do we need to teach them this stuff? Well I do believe most kids are naturally kind but it can be confusing when you own interests and other people s are in conflict and kindness isn’t always the easy option. And of course even if kids are kind there is always a little room for improvement right?
Create Your own Kindness – A Book of Kindness Activities for Kids
My latest book is called Create Your Own Kindness and is published by Harper Collins. It contains 50 kindness activities for kids age 6-12 and is full of entertainment , wishom and science
It is also absolutely beautifully illustrated by the very talented Claire Forrest.
packed with kindness activities for kids
Create Your Own Kindness has 3 sections, kindness towards yourself , others and to the world. It contains tai-chi, baking, lava lamps , mandalas and so many more Kindness Activities for Kids
How much better would the world be if everyone was kind to each other? Create your own kindness encourages kids to be kind to themselves, other people and the world around them. It makes a beautiful gift for kids and will definitely keep them busy.
“Remember there’s no such thing as a small act of kindness. Every act creates a ripple with no logical end.” – Scott Adams
Kindness Activities for Kids
More kindness activities for kids
Let’s take a look at some more kindness activities for kids and ways to teach compassion and empathy – you will never regret time spent on such activities and they will help your children grow and blossom in so many ways that you will always be truly grateful for.
Random Acts of Kindness
This bumper 100 acts of kindness challenge for kids is an absolutely BRILLIANT way to get them thinking about home to be kinder and putting it into action. You can download the challenge her and colour in the stars after each acts is completed . Such a sweet idea and these make brilliant prompts for kindness activities for kids
100 kindness activities for kids
Do you like getting snail mail. I do – it makes my heart sing out loud!
Nothing is nicer than kowing someone has been thinking of you and has take the time to drop you a card
Oh how I love these hello cards
downloadable kindness activities for kids
These lovely free printables form crafts on sea make cute kindness activities for kids and are so lovely for them to send to friends or family or neighbours. Gorgeous! Do you think that your child would enjoy having a go at coloring these in/ I think I would actually rather enjoy it myself. I would use all the brightest colours!
I adore this rainbow kindness craft. Inspired by a sweet book it really is so pretty and an absolutely lovely way for kids to bring kind words into focus. They will definitely want to hang this up and keep being inspired by it to bring more kindness into the world
Care in the community
How about encouraging your kids to send a care home resident a letter or a card to brighten their day/ Here is how you can do this over at Kiddycharts
Love clips are the sweetest of ways to be kind, leaving a little surprise note for some one to find clipped to a pillow or a milk bottle or wherever you can attach a clothespin. here is a template for a child to make their own love clips
Kindness Activities for Kids
“A single act of kindness throws out roots in all directions, and the roots spring up and make new trees.” – Amelia Earhart
Friendship & kindness
friendship is one of the key components of being happy in life and it is vital we help our children to thrive in this area of their social development
This free printable book is all about how to choose friends that are good for you and how to be good friend in return. Treating other people and yourself kindly is a huge part of that! https://www.kitchentableclassroom.com/printable…/
“Kindness is a passport that opens doors and fashions friends. It softens hearts and molds relationships that can last lifetimes.” – Joseph B. Wirthlin
Do encourage your kids to be good friends it reaps so many rewards for them too.
Read all about kindness activities for kids
One activity could be reading a book about kindness. Here are some fabulous choices. https://fluxingwell.com/kindness-books-for-kids/
Do also check out my pown huge list on this blog of the best kindness books for kids
Kindness Activities for Kids include Kindness rocks
and take a look here for another example of how to make kindness rocks in this fab tutorial which includes hand lettering single words onto rocks. Such cute kindness activities for kids
Perhaps a child cold make a fabric collage for a friend or family member with some simple sewing. You can find out much more about fabric collage and storytelling through fabric here..it can be very therapeutic
You spin the arrow in the middle and it will land on the name of a person. You simply need to do something kind for that person. It’s a fun way to encourage the girls to be kind, or as the Brownie Law says “to think of others before yourself and do a good turn every day”
Oh I think this activity for kindness wands is just SO cute. These are English, Chinese, and Korean, They make wonderful gifts for birthdays valentines or just becuase. If you r child would like to make a heart wand as one of the kindness activities for kids and spread some love then you can find the tutorial and free printable by following the link.
Making an Origami Heart (crafty Kindness Activities for Kids)
This easy origami heart is one of my favourite kindness activities kids to make and a lovely gift for kids to give to their pals and crafting just puts into the happiest of moods combining flow, mindfulness and a sense of pride and raised seldf-esteem)
Check out this fun and easy tutorial at the ever wonderful kids craft vlog Red Ted Art
Kindness in words creates confidence. Kindness in thinking creates profoundness. Kindness in giving creates love.” – Lao Tzu
and how about these gorgeous little friendship rocks also from Red Ted Art – kindness activities for kids can result in the sweetest of gifts
Gratitude and kindness activities for kids
Gratitude is a really important part of kindness and making a gratitude journal can be such a fun and rewarding activity for kids and grown ups
Kindness writing prompts – Gorgeous kindness activities for kids who love to write
Some kid really do love to write and explore ideas this way and these writing prompts will really help them to give kindness the focus and attention it deserves. i love them. You can find the kndess writing prompts here
Being Kind to the Birds – nature based kindness activities for kids
Encouraging kids to undertake activities that encourage them to be kind to nature is a delight. This pine cone bird feeder craft is a fun and simple craft that also teaches kids to empathise with and take care of our natural world.
Kindness Advent – Christmas Kindness Activities for Kids
Over at Hodge Podge Days, Jane shared a 24 day Christmas Kindness advent It consists of a list of sweet activities the whole family can get involved in to spread more kindness in the run up to Christmas
Penguin love coupons
Take look at these sweet printable penguin love coupons the perfect way to gift a huge a hot chocolate or a movie night and share a little kindness here and there. Kids will love to print these off and fill them in ( they cost nothing too!)
Love coupons are brilliant Kindness Activities for Kids
But what is kindness and why does it matter?
Kindness is defined as the quality of being friendly, generous, and considerate. Affection, gentleness, warmth, concern, and care are words that are associated with kindness. You can read more here about why it is so very important that we teach and share kindness activities for kids
Planting kindness seeds is a fun and sweet activity for kids that reminds them how kindness always grows
Handmade cards are a beautiful thing for kids to make and to share with others sending a compliment or a message of thanks or love. Take a look at this free card printable for a really special heart card idea – perfect for valentines or any time!
I absolutely love the idea of spreading compliment cards around the community letting people know just how very special they are. You can find your free printable here. Let’s spread some good vibes!
So there you go some lovely kindness activities for kids to teach them empathy and compassion, friendship, giving and gratitude.
Parenting goals for us all I think and going into a new year what could possibly more important than being kind to each other. I really cannot possibly think of anything at all!
Further Reading on from Kindness Activities for Kids
Create you own kindness – a book packed with kindness activities for kids
Now it is over to you
Does kindness matter to you as a parent?
I am 100% sure that it does and that you will be enchanted by these lovely crafts and by just so keen to introduce them to your children. Role modelling is everything so do make sure your kids catch you being kind to others (and to yourself) as much as possible
being kind, being a good friend – well it is everything right now isn’t it ( and always)
“‘Why did you do all this for me?’ he asked. ‘I don’t deserve it. I’ve never done anything for you.’
‘You have been my friend,’ replied Charlotte. ‘That in itself is a tremendous thing.'”
“The Rainbow Fish shared his scales left end right. And the more he gave away, the more delighted he became. When the water around him filled with glimmering scales, he at last felt at home among the other fish.”
Further reading on kids and kindness
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