December 1, 2020 / Modified dec 17, 2020 12:07 p.m.

30 Holiday Kindness Ideas for Kids

PBS KIDS resources that can help you make compassion a purposeful part of your family’s holiday season this year.

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30 Holiday Kindness Ideas for Kids

  1. Leave a kind note or drawing on a family member’s pillow.
  2. Make a thank you card for an essential worker.
  3. Draw pictures or write encouraging words on the sidewalk.
  4. Paint a kindness rock to place in a park or on someone’s doorstep.
  5. Draw pictures and mail them to family or friends.
  6. Make cards to send to a senior center or veteran’s home.
  7. Help rake a neighbor’s leaves or shovel snow.
  8. Pick up trash around the neighborhood.
  9. Make a family member’s bed.
  10. Leave a family member an encouraging note on the bathroom mirror.
  11. Clean and beautify a spot in the house without being asked.
  12. Create bookmarks to give to book-lovers.
  13. Collect items or money to drop off at a local food pantry or animal shelter.
  14. Leave a surprise — flowers, homemade cookies, a nice note — on a neighbor’s doorstep.
  15. Read a story to someone.
  16. Clean-out a dresser drawer and donate gently-used clothing.
  17. Send a kind email message to a teacher.
  18. Make encouraging signs to post in your window.
  19. Tell someone that you love them.
  20. Send a postcard to a community helper, thanking them.
  21. Make a birdfeeder.
  22. Plant bulbs for spring flowers.
  23. Pay a friend a compliment.
  24. Get to know your neighbors’ names.
  25. Pick out and donate a toy for a holiday gift drive.
  26. Help your mom or dad make dinner.
  27. Make a get well card for someone.
  28. Record a happy song or dance and send it to friends or family who need a pick-me-up.
  29. Write a poem for someone.
  30. Clean up a mess you didn’t make.

PBS KIDS Kindness Resources

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