Kindness is learned, and what better way to teach it than to perform acts of kindness within your family and community! Reinforcing acts of kindness with hugs and high fives makes it even more fun! Kids of all ages can get in on the giving. Here is a list of 24 acts of kindness that you and your family can pick some from (or challenge yourself to do all 24!).

  1. Write a thank you note to your favorite teacher, nurse, doctor, or other public servant
  2. Choose some canned goods from the pantry to donate to a food bank
  3. Choose a toy to purchase online for a child in need on Toys for Tots’ Virtual Donation Box
  4. Give someone a nice compliment
  5. Print and color kindness coloring pages to give away (make sure to practice signing your name!)
  6. Reach out to someone who might be a little lonely and have a phone or video call
  7. Help mom or dad make dinner
  8. Practice saying “Please” and “Thank you”
  9. Invite friends or family to a virtual dance party
  10. Help a sibling or parent clean up a mess or straighten up their room
  11. Read a book to sibling or parent
  12. Make a sweet treat to drop on a neighbor or family member’s porch
  13. Create a piggy bank to collect coins to donate to a local charity
  14. Draw positive messages on the sidewalk with chalk
  15. Share your favorite toy
  16. Learn a joke to tell when someone needs cheered up
  17. Feed the birds, either by hand or with classic DIY Bird Feeders
  18. Plant a tree
  19. Practice greeting people warmly by saying, “Hello, how are you?” and leaving by saying “Have a nice day!”
  20. Teach someone something you know how to do
  21. Give a virtual high 5 to a classmate or teacher
  22. Paint and drop Kindness Rocks around your neighborhood
  23. Do a chore for your sibling or parent
  24. Wake up early to make breakfast for mom & dad

–Jasmine C is the Marketing Specialist of Finding Me Now Learning Center