Inside: Help your kids show how kind they are with these printable fidget spinner kindness activities and volunteer activities.
It’s a super hot day here. Like extraordinarily hot.
The air conditioning is running and we’re hiding inside. It’s too hot to even go outside in the shade.
But we went outside for one quick thing.
My son took an ice-cold water bottle out to our mailbox and put it in with the red flag up.
Because our mail carrier doesn’t get to hide from the heat.
It’s just a small act of kindness that may make her day.
And if we can make her afternoon even a little better, then we’re going to go for it.
These simple, but thoughtful activities are great ways to encourage our kids to stop thinking about themselves for a few minutes and start helping those around them.
But sometimes it can be hard to think of simple kindness activities on the spot.
And it can be even harder to motivate our kids to do the action.
So if we can find fun ways to motivate them to act with kindness, we do it.
Why kindness activities are important:
We are on a mission to raise kind kids.
It’s so important to us, we made it one of our only two family rules.
So we model kindness and encourage kindness and praise kindness.
And we give our kids fun and simple ways to spread some kindness so kindness becomes a daily habit.
We have introduced the Kindness Elves who give suggestions on how to be kind.
And we challenge our kids to be kinder almost every day.
So it’s always fun to change it up a bit, try something new and encourage our kids to enjoy sneaking in some extra kindness.
My kids love fidget spinners and we often do creative writing with them.
But this time, we incorporated a fidget spinner with kindness.
How to Use the Fidget Spinner Kindness Activities:
1. Download and print the Fidget Spinner Kindness Activities (download it below).
2. Take a corner of a post-it note, cut off a triangular corner.
3. Tape the corner of the post it to a fidget spinner.
Need a fidget spinner? Get one here.
4. Choose which Fidget Spinner Activity Sheet you want to use first, the kindness activities or the volunteer activities. Download them down below.
5. Put the fidget spinner on the sheet and let your kids spin it to see what kindness activity or volunteer activity they’ll try first.
Resources for the kindness activities and volunteer activities :
Did you land on “Make Kindness Rocks?” Here’s how to make them.
Did you land on “Make an e-card for a kid in the hospital?” Here’s where to send them.
Did you land on “Send a card to a soldier?” Here’s where to send them.
Did you land on “Write a thank you note?” Here’s how to write meaningful, kid-friendly thank you notes.
Did you land on “Read Kindness Books?” Here are some of my family’s favorites or click here to get a full list of Kindness Books:
Strictly No Elephants
More Kindness Activities and Volunteer Activities:
Want even more kindness activities?
100 Acts of Kindness Challenge
Friendship Flowers Art Project
Want other ideas about how to volunteer with your kids?
Try this list: The Best Family-Friendly Volunteer Opportunities
Grab the 2 Fidget Spinner Printables here.
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