Easily boost the positivity in your homeschool with these 30 free random acts of kindness cards. These special reminders are fantastic ways to develop and build these amazing habits.
February 17 is National Random Acts of Kindness Day.
To help celebrate this fun day, let’s start adding RAKs (Random Acts of Kindness) to your homeschool! Find out how these simple steps and free printable 30 Random Acts of Kindness can be powerful ways to boost your homeschool and family.
Random Acts of Kindness: Easily Add Positive to Your Homeschool
During these long winter days, I’ve noticed that my boys have become cranky with each other.
Okay, homeschool mom confession: I’ve become cranky with them, too.
And none of us feel like doing our chores or preparing a meal. (Another confession: I never do but can usually fake it ’til I make it.)
Most days, it feels like we’re snapping at each other like hungry baby birds in a nest. Feeling cooped up in our home due to either frigid temperatures or pouring down rain, all of us are experiencing the negative effects so commonly associated with winter life in Northeast America.
And perfect timing! February 17 is National RAKs Day. A lightbulb went off! My boys and I were going to talk about and start doing Random Acts of Kindness in our homeschool 🙂
*The great thing about RAKs is that you can do them all year long!
Why Use Random Acts of Kindness In Your Homeschool
Many people have this Pinterest perfect version of homeschoolers in their heads. Like kids always get along and help each other voluntarily.
Or that homeschoolers have an odd Spidey sense for knowing just when a neighbor or friend needs a good deed done. Like we all sit around and smile at each other pleasantly, asking to do more work and chores.
If your homeschool operates this way, more power to you! I am here to say that our homeschool in no way, shape, or form remotely looks like that! All of us require multiple kicks in the pants to jostle us into doing what needs to be done.
RAKs are effective yet relatively easy ways to improve relationships in your homeschool (and, therefore, your family).
- Making us happier
- Good for heart health
- Slowing the aging process
- Improving relationships
- Being contagious
Kindness is definitely something that I want my boys and myself to catch! Spread those kindness seeds around!
How We Are Doing Random Acts of Kindness In Our Homeschool (and You Can, Too!)
I created these free printable 30 Random Acts of Kindness for use in our homeschool and to share with you 🙂
Print, cut, and store in a bag or container. If you’re really ambitious, pull out that laminator and give it a good dusting before laminating these cards. You can make a set for each of your kids or use one set for all, like we’re doing.
During our homeschool morning gathering time, the boys and I each select one RAK card. I help the younger boys read their cards and figure out how they can possibly perform that Random Act of Kindness that day. The older boys also take time to think about what they will do.
As we proceed through our day, RAKS are completed. The boys are allowed to talk about their RAK or keep it secret if they prefer. When a RAK is done, we all talk about what it was like to do and how it made the recipient feel.
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The beauty of these Random Acts of Kindness For Your Homeschool is that they cost nothing. And these RAKs are positive acts and habits that your kids will carry with them as they grow older.
As homeschoolers, we have the privilege to be with our children for most, if not all, of the day.
Let’s wisely use this time that we have been gifted to with our kids (even on those days when we want to pull our hair out and run for the woods). Instill positive habits, like these RAKs, for better kids today and tomorrow.
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How will you use these Random Acts of Kindness cards in your homeschool?
What RAKS will you add to these cards?