Inside: Use these Summer Kindness Notes to spread kindness to neighbors and friends this summer. It’s a perfect way to connect during the summer and cheer up neighbors.
Summer, especially if you live somewhere that gets a real winter, is often the favorite season for many. It’s time for vacations and no school and lazy days at the pool or beach.
Summer is the time to play with friends and ride bicycles around the neighborhood and have water balloon fights.
And for most of us, we spent the first half of the year counting down until summer and summer break and hot days.
Because with all the unstructured days of summer, it’s actually the perfect time to intentionally spread kindness to our neighbors and friends.
And to make spreading kindness even easier this summer, you can use these Summer Kindness Notes.
Ways to Spread Kindness and Cheer During June, July, and August
If we want to raise kind kids, we have to give them specific and tangible ways they can speak and act with kindness more often.
Because being kind takes practice before it can become a habit for our kids.
Summer is a great time to help our kids spread kindness to those around them.
You can Countdown to Summer Break with this Kindness Paper Chain or you can use this Summer Kindness Challenge to encourage one act of kindness per week.
You can also encourage more kindness with this Summer kindness Bucket List.
Or you can get this Summer Social Emotional Learning Bundle that includes 3 summer-themed kind or unkind sort games and 3 summer-themed craft and writes: suns, popsicle and water splashes.
You can read a Summer Kindness Book like this one:
You’ll also love this I am Kind in Summer Emergent Reader that focuses on all the ways kids can be kind during the summer months. It also includes discussion starters and writing prompts.
But we also love using these Summer Kindness Notes.
They’re a perfect way to connect with neighbors and spread some cheerfulness and kindness.
How to Use the Summer Kindness Notes
1. Print out the Summer Kindness Notes on cardstock (download them below).
2. Cut out the cards so they’re ready to use.
3. You can write your name on each of the cards or choose to remain anonymous so the notes are more of a random act of kindness.
4. For the lemonade notecard, staple a lemonade packet to the note before delivering. If there’s more than one child at the house, make sure to include the right number of packets.
5. The card asking neighbors if they need help is perfect for anyone living alone, single parents, parents with a newborn baby, or elderly neighbors. Add your phone number to it and deliver it to someone who would most likely need your help this summer.
Kindness is perfect any time of the year, but intentionally spreading kindness during summer is a lovely way to stay off screens, fight summer boredom and connect with neighbors in a way you don’t have time for during the school year.