Encourage Kids to Put a Little Love Out into the World

Encourage Kids to Put a Little Love Out into the World

Dolly Parton, said it best when she wrote the lyrics…” Think of your fellow man, lend him a helping hand…Put a little love in your heart….And the world will be a better place”.  Today is bookended by Valentine’s Day and National Random Acts of Kindness Day, so I thought it would be the perfect time to think up a few things kids can do to show a little love and  be kind to their friends, family, neighbors and others they haven’t met.

25 Fun Ways 4 Kids to Show Love & Kindness to Others:

  1. Record a video love-note or other greeting and text it to grandparents.
  2. Send dessert to another family at a restaurant.
  3. Distribute care kits to the homeless.
  4. Offer to take your neighbor’s dog for a walk.
  5. Help restock your teacher’s supply of tissues, hand-sanitizer, cleaning wipes, etc.
  6. Shovel a neighbor’s driveway, pull weeds or mow their yard.
  7. Set up a “FREE” donut stand.
  8. Volunteer to be a tutor or mentor at school or at a local organization.
  9. Write in a Kindness Journal every day.
  10. Offer to babysit for free.
  11. Handout bookmarks with inspirational sayings on them at a local library.
  12. Compliment a parent on how well-behaved their kids are.
  13. Write your mom, dad, sibling, etc. a list of things you love about them.
  14. Be extra kind to your bus driver. Say hello when you get on the bus and say thank you when you get off the bus.
  15. Give socks, underwear and PJs to a local homeless shelter.
  16. Teens (and parents;) can donate blood at a local blood drive.
  17. Purchase extra dog or cat food to donate to a local animal shelter.
  18. Find opportunities to give compliments. It costs nothing, takes no time, and could make someone’s entire day.
  19. Sign up to deliver Meals on Wheels.
  20. Write a thank you note to your teacher, your coach, a firefighter, your mentor or someone who has influenced you in a positive way.
  21. Make and leave “Kindness Rocks” at a local playground for others to find.
  22. Donate feminine hygiene products to a local women’s shelter.
  23. Color placemats and deliver them to a local nursing home to use during meal times.
  24. Contact a local agency for foster kids and make care packages for their children.
  25. When you hear that discouraging voice in your head, tell yourself something positive — you deserve kindness too!

How does your family spread a little love and kindness into the world?

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