Teaching Gratitude: Acts of Kindness for Kids
Even the smallest and most simple act of caring or generosity can brighten someone’s day. And acts of kindness are contagious. Doing something kind for someone else can inspire them to do something kind for another person, and the ball keeps rolling from there.
And…even the little ones can participate in acts of kindness!
It’s been a tough few years for many of us. Most people were affected in some throughout the pandemic, whether through illness, sick loved ones, changes in home and school scheduling or loss of jobs or financial resources. All of these impacts brought on a lot of grief, fear and generally discouraging emotions.
A small act of generosity is a good way to start bringing a little light back into people around you. This practice also teaches kids positivity and how to be caring and kind to others.
What is a random act of kindness?
A random act of kindness is a gesture of kindness or thoughtfulness done without expecting anything in return. These acts can be for someone you know or a complete stranger. They can be anonymous, like putting coins into an expired parking meter. Or they can be up front and direct, like giving up your seat on a bus for someone else to sit.