Acts of kindness for children and adults

​7 Acts of Kindness for Kids: How to Teach Compassion and Kindness

1. Help a Neighbor:

Rake leaves or shovel snow for a neighbor who is not able to do this work for themselves! What a fun way to show someone you care. 

2. Call a Family Member Just to Tell Them That You Love Them:

What bestfriend grandparent or sibling doesn’t love a random phone call just to hear those 3 sweet words? If you are feeling it, say it!

3. Say “Thank You:”

There are many people who work very hard to make our lives easier. Write a note to your mailman, decorate the trash-can with a big thank you message or simply say “thank you” to community members whose work affects your life each day.
4. Beautify your Community:

Pick up trash in the park/beach or plant some flowers in the front yard to make someone else smile from your hard work.


It’s simple, but often overlooked. Extend a friendly smile and “hello” to people you pass in the street and family alike.
Use kind words 

When you talk to your friends, parents, cashiers at a store, anyone- kind words can make their day. 

7. Help a Younger Child:

Read a book to a young child or teach them a new game.
It’s on us as parents to be a good role model for our children

 Prior to becoming a parent I had no idea how much my children would teach me! I am loving how they help me grow to become a more creative and compassionate individual.

If you’d like to do more & have extra time volunteering at an animal sanctuary,nursing home, Humane Society etc are all great places to learn helpfulness and compassion. 

100 Of The Best Random Acts of Kindness Ideas for older kids/adults

Teaching your children compassion and kindness for others is one of the best things you can give them.

1. Leave money on vending machine or parking meter for someone

2. Bake cookies for a elderly neighbor or anyone really. 

3. Serve at a homeless shelter

4. Do a 5k for a good cause

5. Help at a veterinarian office

6. Pick up litter on the beach or at a park

7. Let someone go in front of you in line

8. Give a stranger a compliment

9. Make dinner for a family in need

10. Pick or buy flowers to hand out on the street

11. Leave letters of encouragement on people’s cars

12. Buy a movie ticket for the person behind you

 13. Pay for someone’s meal at a restaurant

14. Write letters to soldiers

15 Donate your Christmas gifts to an orphanage

16.Participate in a fundraiser

17. Use allowance to donate to a charity

18. Hold open the doors for people

19. Thank the dance sport teacher with a gift

20. Donate your old clothes to the Salvation Army

21. Help an elderly person with their groceries

22. Shovel a neighbor’s driveway when it snows or rake the leaves

23. Walk a neighbor’s dog

24. Babysit for free

25. Plant a tree

26. Do a favor without asking for anything in return

27. Take someone new in your neighborhood on a tour of the city

28. Show the new kids around your school

29. Buy an ice ream cone for a child

30. Learn to say hello in a different language to different people

31. Prepare a meal for your family

32. Pay for a stranger’s library fees

33. Send valentine’s day cards to everyone in your class

34. Spend a day at a homeless shelter

35. Give cols drinks out to people on a hot day

36. Send a letter to a good friend instead of a text

37. Bring in donuts or other snack for your coworkers

38. Help a child or older person cross the street

39. Water a neighbor’s lawn/flowers

40. Snap a photo for a couple/family

41. Give someone a gift card that you don’t intend to use


42. Wash someone’s car

43. Read to kids at the library for story time

44. Plan a surprise birthday party for someone

45. Perform a concert at a retirement home

46. Help do chores at a farm/harvest ranch

47. Save your box labels tabs for a children’s hospital

48. Leave your waiter a generous tip

49. Start mentoring a younger child

50. Spend time with your grandparents

51. Make a family member breakfast in bed

52. Hold the elevator for someone

53. Pay for someone’s dry cleaning

54. Pack someone a lunch for the day

55. Write a kind or encouraging message on a napkin

56. Do a sibling’s/extra chores without them asking

57. Offer to take a shopper’s cart to the line outside

58. Help someone who has a flat tire

59. Let someone else pick what to watch on TV

60. Send care packages to soldiers overseas

61. Rake the leaves for your neighbors

62. Mow the lawn for your neighbors

63. Take the day to not complain

64. Write a list of things that you adore about a friend]

65. Participate in Pack-A-Backpack for a child

66. Instead of posting negativity online, spread some encouragement

67. Share your favorite Bible verses or quote and post them to the company billboard


68. Give up your seat on the bus to another person

69. Pay for someone’s bus/cab fare

70. Offer someone your pen

71. Lend a friend a favorite book/movie

73. Recommend someone your favorite book/movie

74. Take your younger siblings out to play in the rain

75. Make hot chocolate for your family on a cold day

76. Take the time to appreciate the sunrise and sunset

77. Write someone an encouraging poem/letter

78. Send coloring books to sick kids in the hospital

79. Celebrate your own best friend appreciation day

80. Help tutor a struggling student

81. Pay for another student’s lunch

82. Offer to give a friend a ride

83. Take the time to listen to someone

84. Recycle things that you see in the road

85. Help sick animals find homes

86. Make someone a homemade blanket or scarf

87. Feed the birds in the park

88. Leave some change on a wishing fountain

89. Help out the janitors at school

90. Donate your hair after a haircut

91. Give your umbrella to a stranger

92. Volunteer to work some overtime at your job

93. Ride your bike or walk to work

94. Offer compliments to strangers and friends and family

95. Buy your waiter/waitress or another customer dessert

96. Wash a neighbor’s dog for free

97. Buy groceries/coffee/fast food for the person behind you

98. Reconnect with old friends- phone or Facebook

99. Hide money in random places for strangers to find
100. Be kind to yourself! 

What Are Some Acts of Kindness You and Your Kids Can Do in Your Community?



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