Christmas Random Acts of Kindness are remarkable activities to help kids of all ages get into the holiday spirit.
These types of thoughtful activities make this time of year extra special. Plus, your kids learn valuable lessons that they can continue to use throughout their lives.
Get creative ideas AND this free printable set of 12 Days of Christmas Kindness to make this holiday shine with your kids.
Encouraging Acts of Kindness During the Holidays
The holiday season is the perfect time of year to help your kids develop and practice positive habits. Kids are already super excited about the upcoming festivities. Use that enthusiasm to encourage thoughtfulness, empathy, generosity, and more!
After a marvelous experience with using Random Acts of Kindness (RAKs) in our homeschool, I knew that I wanted to extend this type of positivity into the holiday season with my 5 boys. Over the years, we’ve enjoyed a variety of these activities with wonderful results.
Although random acts of kindness might seem small, these mindful activities are fantastic ways to show others you care and help you feel good, too.
It’s been such a pleasure watching my boys’ faces light up as they perform one of these acts. And even more of a pleasure seeing how their actions helps others 😊 A simple act of kindness can really go a long way, especially during this busy time of year.
To give the holiday season a boost this year, I decided it was time to start a new tradition – 12 Days of Christmas Random Acts of Kindness! This free printable set is a great way to boost your Christmas season with these small acts of kindness.
Learn More About This Free Set of Christmas Acts of Kindness
This free printable pack of 12 Days of Christmas Kindness has three pages – cover, blank Christmas tree, and ornaments.
Instructions are provided on the page with ornaments. Your kids will pick an act of kindness, color that ornament, cut it out, and glue onto the Christmas tree.
The ornaments include the following Christmas Random Acts of Kindness:
- Make a gift for your teacher (or friend)
- Donate toys to a local charity
- Do yard work for a neighbor
- Donate clothes you no longer wear
- Bake cookies for a neighbor
- Make someone laugh today
- Do a chore for someone in your family
- Give someone a compliment
- Make a thank you card for your mail carrier
- Make a Christmas card for your grandparents (or elderly)
- Pick up litter
- Make a homemade gift for someone
Creative Ideas for Enjoying These Christmas Random Acts of Kindness
I encourage you to think outside the box with this holiday activity.
It can be a great idea to have a variety of coloring tools to pick from, like crayons, color pencils, and fine-tip markers. Use paints (watercolor or tempera) with small brushes or q-tips.
Also, I suggest printing these Christmas random acts of kindness on white cardstock. Regular printer paper works fine. Cardstock adds durability (which can be helpful around the holidays, especially with all the excitement!).
Oh, and please customize the acts of kindness! Brainstorm a variety of ideas with your kids. Trace the ornament shapes, add your ideas, cut out, and use. Amazing ways to get your kids engaged and eager to help!
Here are a few ideas to get you started as you spread Christmas cheer:
- Give out candy canes
- Surprise a loved one with hot cocoa
- Help someone bag at the grocery store
- Do 3 good deeds (or whatever number you pick!)
- Make a DIY gift card (or coupon)
- Drop off cookies or other holiday treats at your local police station or fire department
- Collect essential items for a homeless shelter
- Make a phone call to someone who lives alone
- Collect cans and non-perishable items for food banks
- Collect pet supplies and donate to your local animal shelter
- Visit an elderly neighbor (and ask if they need help with any chores or holiday tasks, like hanging Christmas lights or wrapping Christmas gifts)
- Make Christmas cards and bring to a retirement community or your local children’s hospital
Print out as many of these activities as you need to enjoy with your kids, class, or co-op.
Hang up your 12 Days of Christmas Kindness tree in an area that often use. My boys like to place on our refrigerator and in our homeschool area (a.k.a. dining room). Your kids might like to put their “kindness trees” on their bedroom door or other special spot.
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Extending the Holiday Kindness with Your Kids
And make sure to brainstorm different Christmas Random Acts of Kindness with your kids. You can also make a paper chain for a fun way to enjoy your ideas!
Get Your Free Set of Christmas Random Acts of Kindness
Sweet! You’re so close to enjoying a positive holiday activity with your kids!
This free pack of 12 Days of Random Days of Christmas Kindness is on three printable (PDF) pages.
You can most certainly print as many of these activities as you need for your personal use, family, class, homeschool co-op, or community event. If you have a friend or co-worker who’d enjoy to have this type of holiday fun, I ask that you please share this post with them. Thanks so much for your cooperation!
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Wishing you and your whole family and very Merry Christmas! Hope it’s full of holiday cheer AND kindness activities