Inside: You will love these kindness crafts for kids that connect creating a project with social emotional learning and kindness.
There are a ton of ways to teach and encourage kids to speak and act with kindness more often.
You can of course model kindness.
You can talk about kindness with these kindness discussion starters.
You can read books about kindness.
You can intentionally teach kindness with social emotional learning curriculum.
You can play kindness games.
You can learn how to get kids to WANT to be kind by removing the most common obstacles.
You can join our Raising Kind Kids Club and get all the resources and support you need to intentionally teach kindness.
But you can also bring in the glue and scissors and crayons and create kindness crafts.
And when you connect fine motor skills of cutting and gluing and coloring to a fun project kids will be proud of with social emotional learning and kindness, it’s a triple win.
Here are some of the best kindness crafts for kids you and your kids will love.
Kindness Crafts for Kids
These kindness crafts for kids are perfect for families, schools, after-school clubs, and Scout troops. Find the kindness project that fits your kid’s ability and the time of year and get started.
Each kindness craft comes with printable resources and/or instructions on how to make the craft and use the craft to spread kindness.
Back to School Kindness Pencil Crafts-we love making these kindness pencils any time of year, but especially at Back to School. Kids can make these and gift them to friends or use them as a random act of kindness and hide them in classmate’s desks or backpacks as a small gift.
Related: Back to School Kindness Activities
Lucky to Be Your Friend Ladybug Craft- we are so lucky when we find and have a good, true friend. We can make these Ladybug crafts as a card or a small gift to let friends know we know how lucky we are to have them in our life.
Related: Ladybug Kindness Bundle
Kind Heart Happy Heart- these sweet felt hearts are fun to make, but are more important to give. You can place them on a kid’s bed or place at dinner or school desk when they’ve done something kind for others. It’s a great reminder that when you do something kind and have a kind heart, it also feels good inside…which leads to a happy heart.
Kindness Rocks- Collect rocks on your next outing and turn them into kindness rocks with sweet, uplifting messages. Then hide them around your neighborhood for others to find, or decorate a school garden with loads of them!
Sibling Kindness Bracelets– encourage kids to make and give their siblings these beaded bracelets. Swifties made them super popular again, but instead of making them and trading them with friends who love Taylor, kids can also make them for siblings as a reminder they are loved.
Related: Raising Kind Siblings Ebook to help raise siblings who are kind to each other
Friendship Keychains with Shrinky Dinks– go “old school” with this craft and teach kids the power of Shrinky Dinks. They can write and decorate sweet messages to friends and classmates and gift them with keychains they can hang on backpacks.
Kindness Keychains– Keep those beads going and make friendship keychains for friends! Taylor Swift would approve of the kindness message.
Bee Kind Craft– Bees can do more than pollinate and make honey…they can remind us to bee kind, bee sweet, and bee ourselves. They are a sweet reminder of what we’re working toward when we interact with others in emotionally healthy and kind ways.
Related: Bee Kind Kindness Bundle
Friendship Flowers– give some kindness to a friend (or a mom, grandma or teacher) with these adorable flowers kids can make and then add kind words to. They can write a kind message or a compliment on each petal of the flower and then gift it away.
Related: Kind or Unkind Flower Sort
Compliment Suns– focus on giving compliments to a friend or classmate with these sweet compliment suns… one kiddo can write all the compliments or you can do this as a group and each kid writes one compliment on each sun.
A Birthday Cake for Martin– celebrate and honor Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s birthday with this birthday cake full of wishes he had for the future (compassion, love, kindness, equality, respect, fairness) and wishes we have. Kids can color, cut and glue their cake together in January.
Related: I Dream of Kindness Emergent Reader
Halloween Handprint Kindness Crafts– make adorable handprint crafts themed for Halloween and then donate them to a local nursing home, retirement home, or hospital to decorate their halls and add some holiday cheer.
Related: More Halloween Kindness Activities
Christmas Handprint Kindness Crafts- make adorable handprint crafts themed for Christmas and the winter holidays and then donate them to a local nursing home, retirement home, or hospital to decorate their halls and add some Christmas cheer.
Related: More Christmas Kindness Activities
Yearly Craft and Writes for every season and theme- connect crafting with writing with these themed craft and writes that help kids focus on kindness throughout out the year.
Which kindness craft are you going to start with?