Inside: Make kindness a game with this roll some kindness dice game kids can play to speak and act with kindness more often.
As a family of 5, we’re always looking for games we can play together.
We need a game that keeps everyone’s interest, doesn’t annoy anyone and isn’t pure luck.
Which means we have tons of dice lying around in all different colors.
And because we also remind our kids often to act and speak with kindness, we use our dice to help our kids spread kindness in a fun and easy way with this Roll Some Kindness Dice Printable.
Why Teaching Kids to Act with Kindness is Important
Encouraging our kids to be kind to one another, to us, and to their classmates and teammates is so important to us, it’s one of our only two family rules.
We want our kids to be:
- mindful of other people
To make that happen though, we can’t cross our fingers and hope they figure it out. Instead, we have to intentionally teach them to be kind.
Because not only will being kind make them the best versions of themselves, it will make our home a calmer, happier, more peaceful place.
And if our homes are kind, and our kids are kind to each other, we will be calmer, happier more peaceful parents.
Which makes the day to day of living together so much more pleasant and enjoyable.
To encourage more kindness and to make kindness a habit, we have to set them up for success. We can read books about kindness and talk about kindness with these discussion starters and ban these things from our home to ensure it’s a kinder place to live.
But if we can make it fun, then kindness will never feel like a chore.
Making Kindness a Game
We teach our kids that kindness is a verb…it’s something you do.
We can speak and act with kindness to show people compassion and thoughtfulness and offer help and kindness.
But oftentimes, kids need ideas on how to speak and act with kindness.
They also need fun ways to keep the kindness going.
But we also can use dice with this Roll Some Kindness Dice Game.
How to Use the Roll Some Kindness Dice Game
1. Download and print out the Roll Some Kindness Dice Game (download it below).
2. Give your kids two dice to roll, or you can use one die and roll it twice.
You can also use whiteboard dice and write the numbers with an expo marker.
3. The first roll will tell them who they are going to be kind to: parent, teacher, classmate, friend, sibling, or neighbor.
4. The second roll will tell them what to do for the person they just rolled.
- Compliment them
- Greet them
- Offer to help
- Share something
- Make them a note or card
- Cheer them up
5. Have them do the act of kindness with whatever they roll from the 36 different combinations.
6. Then challenge them to roll the dice again.
Because we can always show more kindness to others. Especially if it’s a fun game while we do it.