We are halfway through the 30 Deeds in 30 Days challenge!
How are you doing?
Have you remembered to share an act of kindness every day so far? If so, awesome!!! Chances are, you may have forgotten here and there, gotten unexpectedly busy or even come down with a bug (hopefully not!).
I’ve been doing little things each day, but have to admit that sometimes at the end of the day I look back and try to find something I can “count” for that day.
Is that really what this challenge is about? Scrambling to find good deeds to “count” for the 30 days? No, I know it’s not. It’s about realizing the needs of people right next to us. It’s about sharing kindness, love and joy with a stranger. It’s about showing the heart of Jesus in a non-threatening way.
I was blog-browsing the other day and came across a few awesome ideas of acts of kindness to do with your kids. You could do one per day, one per week, or several in one day. As parents, we have the important responsibility of teaching our children to love one another. Not just those who look like us, dress like us, talk like us, not even just those we’ve met. We must teach our children to be aware of the needs of everyone.
With that being said, enjoy this list of kid-friendly ideas for this month!
- Leave a box of girl scout cookies with a thank you note for your mailman.
- Take a plate of cookies or muffins to your nearest fire station. Even if you’ve never need their services, I bet you sleep better at night knowing they’re close by. Thank them for helping the community!
- Have your kids make cards and deliver them to your local nursing home.
- Take two vases of flowers to the hospital. Ask the volunteer coordinator to put them on a floor where they’ll be appreciated the most.
- While at the hospital delivering flowers, leave coloring books and new crayons at the kids’ table in the waiting room.
- Leave a ziploc of change taped to a vending machine with a note attached saying, “Enjoy this random act of kindness!”
- Leave a donation in a food drive bin. These are often located at churches, schools, grocery stores, etc.
- Take cookies to your local librarians.
- Hide easter eggs around a park. Tie a basket to a pole on the playground with a note that says “Have an egg hunt and enjoy this random act of kindness!”
- Take your kids to the dollar store and let them each hide a dollar bill in the toy aisle for another child to find. He or she will be so excited to get to buy a toy!!
- Mail coupons for a free cherry limeade at Sonic or movie tickets to a friend or family in need of a little cheer.
- Leave a few diapers and pack of wipes on the changing table in a public restroom. Don’t forget to attach a note!
- Buy a pack of Silly Bandz and let your kids pass them out to every child they see while out and about one day.
These ideas are so much FUN! I can’t wait to do a few with my kids. Enjoy!
Don’t forget to share how your month is going!