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Collaboration Corner: Valentine's "Love & Kindness" Activity Edition 💘💖💌

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Valentine's "Love & Kindness" Themed Activities!

Valentine's Day is not just about love but also kindness and thoughtfulness!

Acts of kindness can develop so many wonderful skills in children including: empathy, social skills, emotional regulation, and understanding varying emotions. This can have a ripple effect that makes people feel good and spreads positivity. Below are some Acts of Kindness ideas to share with kiddos!

Random Acts of Kindness Ideas:

  • Without being asked, help around the house without being told your chores.

  • Make a meal or snack before being asked and let everyone know that it is ready.

  • Hold the door open for a stranger at the store.

  • If you’re older, then offer to babysit your younger siblings or cousins.

  • Leave an encouraging picture on your neighbor’s doorstep.

  • Use crayons to make kindness bookmarks to put in a library book for patrons at your local library.

  • Create a care package for someone in the military.

  • Make someone’s bed in your house.

  • Fold any blankets you see around the house after a chilly day.

  • Before asking for help with your homework, see if you can figure it out on your own first.

  • Offer to walk the dog without being asked.

  • Bake cookies or muffins for a friend or family member.

  • Put away dishes after dinner without being told to do so.

  • Draw fun pictures or write encouraging words on your driveway with sidewalk chalk to greet the people who visit your house.

  • Send a video message to a grandparent.

  • Donate coloring books for the doctor’s office waiting room or children’s hospital.

  • Help fold laundry when it’s put on your bed.

  • Bake dessert to make someone feel special.

  • Write a thank you note for the mail carrier

  • Offer to help with a family member’s errand without being asked.

  • Hang up coats and backpacks after school when no one is around to put them away.

  • Acknowledge acts of kindness that your parents do for you by thanking them, letting them know you appreciate it, or offering to help take their load off.

  • Pick up your toys and put them away without being told.

  • Donate time or money to your favorite charity.

  • Help parents carry heavy objects around the house, even if it’s just a few feet at a time.

  • Put belongings in their place when you are done using them to keep the house looking nice for everyone.

  • Shovel snow or rake leaves for an elderly neighbor.

  • Buy a few extra canned goods at your grocery store and donate it to the food pantry.

  • Collect food pantry donations for your community.

  • Collect and donate your spare change to a local charity.

  • Hide notes of encouragement inside shoes or under pillows to brighten up someone’s day.

  • Make a plate of cookies and deliver them to a neighbor in need or an elderly friend in the neighborhood.

  • Create a special craft that you can give as a gift to your parents, grandparents, or other loved ones.

  • Make up fun games to play with your siblings when you’re bored such as tag or hide-and-seek.

  • Volunteer at a soup kitchen.

  • Write letters to faraway friends or family.

  • Volunteer at an animal shelter or donate pet food.

Random Acts of Kindness worksheets:

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