Want to raise kind kids? Pick out something from this Gifts for Kind Kids list that will encourage your kids to be kinder every day.
My daughter came home from school today wearing her older brother’s long sleeve shirt.
“What are you wearing,” I asked her?
She nonchalantly told me that since she was cold at school (and had refused to take a jacket) her brother offered her his long sleeve shirt.
I was shocked.
Ecstatic, but shocked.
That’s the kind of grand gesture you don’t typically see in young children. But in our home, we talk about kindness every day. In fact, it’s one of our only two family rules.
It is literally the topic of our dinner conversations since we use these 60 Kindness Discussion Starters.
And we read books about kind people and what it means to be kind every evening.
Because when we want to raise kind kids, we can’t cross our fingers and hope for the best. We have to on purpose, intentionally parent our children in a way that shows them we value kindness.
Related: 25 Things Every Parent Needs to Know to Raise Kind Kids
And one simple way to do that is to purchase them holiday and birthday gifts with kindness in mind.
Related: How to pick out the best gifts for kids
Gifts for Kind Kids:
I’m not a huge fan of the Elf on a Shelf. We don’t have one. But I do love elves that inspire our kids to be kinder… so in our home, we have the Kindness Elves.
The Kindness Elves bring my kids little notes with suggestions on how they can show more kindness to those around them.
Want an idea on how to use the Kindness Elves in your home?
Gifts for Kind Kids: Books
One of the simplest ways to talk about kindness with children is by reading books about kindness. Here are a few of our favorites:
One (How to be an Upstander and Stand Up to Bullies!)
Friends: Making Them and Keeping Them
Stand Up for Yourself and Your Friends
For Even More Kindness Books, click here.
Journals for Kind Kids:
Gifts for Kind Kids: DVDs
Berenstain Bears Kindness Caring and Sharing
Gifts for Kind Kids: Room Decor
Scatter Kindness Nail and String Art Sign
Throw Kindness Around Like Confetti Pillow
Spread Kindness Not Germs Soap Dispenser
Gifts for Kind Kids: Clothes
Wear your heart on your sleeve quite literally with these incredible kindness t-shirts.:
Gifts for Kindness Activities:
Make Your Own Take What You Need Posters:
Turn this Rock Painting Kit into Kindness Rocks with this tutorial:
And bonus Kindness gift for Mamas:
Authenticity Daily Calendar– your words become your thoughts…so put uplifting, kind, inspiring, authentic thoughts into your head every day with this:
Want to talk to your kids about kindness? Use this Skittles Game freebie. Download it here.
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