Kindness activities for kids are simple ways to instill positive habits. Plus, children learn so much from these types of acts, big or small.
Find creative ideas for inspiring your children to engage in kindness activities and this free printable pack of charts and trackers to help you get started!
Why It's Important to Motivate Your Kids to Practice Kind Acts
Kindness is such a beautiful thing in this world. And when you can help your kids show it to others, it's magical!
"A little consideration, a little thought for others, makes all the difference."Eeyore from Winnie-the-Pooh
Watching my 5 boys grow up has felt like such a blessing as a mom and a human being. I often marvel at how they learn, behave, and interact with others.
My boys aren't perfect (no one is!). But, each one has grown and developed into these incredible beings.
I'm so proud of them - overcoming challenges, like bullying, shyness, and feeling different because we homeschool.
And I'm so proud of knowing that I've played a small part in helping my boys become who they are today (and beyond).
“No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted.”Aesop
Sure, I've used A LOT of my psychology and community counseling backgrounds along the way. But, I didn't need either of those degrees to inherently know the important things that will help my boys thrive - growth mindset, positivity, and kindness.
That's why I'm sharing these free printable kindness activities for kids! I vow to continue to motivate my boys to share kindness to all - and to help you to do the same for your children 💖
Learn More About This Free Printable Set of Kindness Activities for Kids
I'm super excited about this free printable pack! You'll find 11 pages of charts and trackers for kindness activities for kids 🎉
I recommend printing these PDF pages on white cardstock to make them more durable. Regular printer paper will work just fine but if your kids are like mine, they get enthusiastic about completing these types of activities and rips happen 😉
In this free set, you'll find:
- 30 Days of Kindness chart (purple heart) with hearts in pink, blue, purple, gold, and gray with ideas for kindness activities
- blank template of 30 Days of Kindness (purple heart)
- another blank template with 30 Days of Kindness (purple heart) with the hearts shaded in
- 30 Days of Kindness (blue heart) with hearts in light green, mauve, blue, gray, and gold with kindness ideas
- blank template of 30 Days of Kindness (blue heart)
- another blank template with 30 Days of Kindness (blue heart) with the hearts shaded in
- black-and-white 30 Days of Kindness with ideas for kindness that your kids can color and customize
- blank template of the black-and-white 30 Days of Kindness chart
- 100 Acts of Kindness Tracker with purple heart - blank template with heart outlines in pink, blue, purple, and gray
- 100 Acts of Kindness Tracker with blue heart - blank template with heart outlines in mauve, blue, gray, light green, and gray
- black-and-white 100 Acts of Kindness Tracker with heart outlines for your kids to add their own ideas and color
Creative Ideas for Boosting the Fun with These Printable Activities
You can use these charts and trackers of kindness activities in so many different ways!
Before you get started with these free printables with your kids, I recommend that you gather a few supplies to make it easier to enjoy:
- coloring tools like
- color pencils
- watercolor brush pens
- pencils (or erasable pens) to add your own ideas for kindness activities AND to fill in the Name, Date Started, and Completed sections at the bottom of each page
Talk about what kindness means to your kids. Brainstorm keywords and definitions. A great way to customize your experience is to add your own definition of kindness on the back of your chart or tracker.
A fun way to do this is to chat about what a positive behavior, like a kindness activity, is. For example, what is a good friend? What type of nice things can you do for a family member? What are little things that can you do? And what are the best ways to show you care?
“Kindness is the only service that will stand the storm of life and not wash out. It will wear well and will be remembered long after the prism of politeness or the complexion of courtesy has faded away.”Abraham Lincoln
Decide what your kindness goal or goals will be. Do you want to work on 30 Days of Kindness? Or do you want to go for 100 kindness activities - that can include multiple actions per day? It's totally up to!
Hang your chart or tracker in an area that you can frequently see so you can use it as a reminder.
Add your own doodles or stickers to customize. Washi tape can be a super cool decoration as well.
Try different trackers and charts (or use your favorites again and again) to keep your kindness fun going!
In addition to using these free printable activities to encourage good deeds, you can jot down these ideas on sticky notes. Or on scrap pieces of paper and add to a family kindness jar. Make your own list of kindness activities. What a wonderful way to get the whole family involved!
Oh, and other super fun hands-on activities are to make a paper chain, kindness cards (or index cards with a positive message), kindness rocks, or kindness tree!
FAQs About Kindness Activities for Kids
No - but you may find that you want to! It's so satisfying when you complete one of the charts or trackers - and the meaningful ways to show you care. And so gratifying to think of all the kindness that you've spread 😊
Oh this is such a great question (and so common)! We all have off days - totally normal. Sometimes, you need to sit with those feelings and let them play out. Perhaps you're tired, hungry, or need a bit of a pep talk. Other times, you need to "fake it 'til you make it". Talk with your kids about it (a chat over a yummy treat can be just the trick) and see what they think could help. A powerful yet simple way to boost emotional intelligence for younger kids and older students!
Find more ideas and inspiration for learning about random acts of kindness activities in the next section!
Amazing Resources to Learn About and Boost Kindness
My go-to resources for learning about anything are books. Audiobooks are a close second.
Games, videos, and songs can be wonderful tools, too. There are lots of ways to help kids learn that kindness matters 😊
ABCs of Kindness (Highlights Books of Kindness)The Berenstain Bears: Kindness Counts (Berenstain Bears/Living Lights: A Faith Story)Kindness Makes Us StrongA Little SPOT of Kindness! (Inspire to Create A Better You!)The Jelly Donut Difference: Sharing Kindness with the WorldKindness GrowsHave You Filled a Bucket Today?: A Guide to Daily Happiness for Kids (Bucketfilling Books)It's Brave to Be Kind: A Kindness Story and Activity Book for ChildrenPete the Cat's Groovy Guide to KindnessI Choose Kindness: A Colorful, Picture Book About Kindness, Compassion, and Empathy (Teacher and Therapist Toolbox: I Choose)
Peaceable Kingdom Friends and Neighbors: The Helping Game Emotional Development Cooperative Game for KidsChalk and Chuckles Caring Cats Kindness Around Town, (6 and up Years) Social Emotional Learning Toy, Family Board Game, Making Kindness Easy for Kids Ages 6-12 Years OldKindness Cards - A Deck of Cards with 55 Fun Activities to Spread Kindness - Great for Kids and Families of All Ages - Pick a Card and go Spread Some Joy!
Get Your Free Printable Pack of Kindness Activities for Kids
High five! You're on your way to easily encouraging your kids to practice a very important skill - kindness 💗 Such an excellent way to have a big impact!
This free printable (PDF) set includes 11 pages of charts and trackers for kindness activities.
You can 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 this type of positivity with kids, I ask that you please share this post with them. Thanks so much for your cooperation!
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Sending you tons of positive vibes as you enjoy fun kindness activities with your kids!