How do you teach your child the importance of kindness? Like most anything else—through practice and setting an example. Try a fun kindness challenge to get started!
If you haven’t already, make sure to check out the Ultimate Guide to Raising Kind Kids for all the secrets on kickstarting your child’s lifelong kindness habit.
This 7-day kindness challenge is designed to get the whole family involved in planning and completing acts of kindness. Show your kids that your family values kindness by committing to the challenge together.
You’ll map out one act of kindness to do each day for a week. The Kindness Challenge Planner makes this easy by giving each day a theme and including examples for inspiration.
For more ideas, see over 500 acts of kindness to do with your kids. You can also be creative and come up with your own.
One act of kindness a day for 7 days. Seems easy enough, right? It is!
The Kindness Challenge Planner also includes space to reflect on how things went. Let your child experience the “helper’s high” that comes along with being kind, as well as see the difference their acts of kindness can make.
Use the kindness challenge to gain momentum in your family’s kindness practice until kindness becomes automatic. It should leave you all eager to do more.
You don’t have to wait for Random Acts of Kindness Day, which is great but just one day of the year. Make kindness a goal for every day!
The whole family may be surprised at what a big impact small gestures can have. After the week is over, see if you catch your family members being kinder to each other and to others.
I hope your family will enjoy this experience. I’d love to hear how it goes. Thanks for planting the seeds of kindness!