Inside: Use these 9 ideas for World Kindness Day Activities for Kids to spread more kindness to your community.
Around the world, communities focus on acts of kindness they can do to improve the world around them.
Now if we are intentionally raising kind kids, every day has to be kindness day…one day a year won’t cut it.
Just like Kindness Week Doesn’t Work as a stand-alone.
If we want kind kids, and we are kind ourselves, we need to make kindness a habit and speak and act with kindness every day.
But…if we celebrate and honor World Kindness Day to encourage and inspire others to speak and act with kindness more often, then it’s a great day to celebrate.
And there are tons of kid-friendly and family-friendly World Kindness Day Activities for Kids you can do this November.
World Kindness Day Activities for Kids:
1. World Kindness Day Activities: Volunteer
Finding kid-friendly ways to volunteer can be hard because most organizations want teenagers or adults.
But here are 12 family-friendly, kid-friendly volunteering activities that you can do any time of the year.
Here is our November Volunteering Idea for Kids that is perfect for World Kindness Day.
Here are even more ideas for Monthly Volunteering for Families.
2. Thank Someone
Thank Essential Workers– thanking people who are important to you is a great way to show kindness and gratitude. You can thank any essential worker: medical personnel, delivery drivers, grocery workers, educators, firefighters, and garbage/recycling collectors.
As an added bonus, put snacks and/or drinks on your porch for delivery drivers who are hard at work delivering holiday packages.
Thank your Teacher– there’s no need to wait until Teacher Appreciation Week in May to thank our teacher. You can write a sweet note to the educators at your school on World Kindness Day. with these Thank a Teacher Notes.
3. Compliment Someone
Giving compliments is a sweet way to spread kindness to others. We can of course give verbal compliments or we can write down a quick compliment to lift up others. Print and use these Compliment Cards to make it easier.
4. Help Someone
Helping someone in a small or big way is a great way to show kindness.
We can bring food to someone who is hungry or donate money to someone asking for it.
But for our kids, we can also teach them to be helpers in smaller ways that don’t require money.
Here’s a list of ways kids can be helpers any day of the year, but especially on World Kindness Day:
5. Cheer Up Someone
Cheer up someone in your life who needs a little pick me up with our Lift Up Others Balloon note cards. Maybe someone needs a little kind note or a sweet word to get them through a hard day or bad week.
6. World Kindness Day Activities: Make a New Friend
Making a new friend is a great way to show kindness on World Kindness Day.
Learn how to make a new friend with our Meet New Friends Role Playing.
7. Include Someone
Including others to make sure they feel seen, heard, welcomed, and wanted is such an impactful way to be a kind person.
8. Give Someone a Small Gift/Note
Gifting someone a small little gift or a note is a sweet way to let them know you’re thinking of them.
You can bake these Friendship Cookies and give them to a neighbor or your local fire station.
9. Do a Random Act of Kindness for Someone
Random acts of kindness are fun ways for kids to spread kindness.
You can encourage your kids to Hide a Dollar.
Which of these World Kindness Day Activities for kids are you going to do on November 13th?