The Advent of Kindness – 24 days of random acts of kindness. The spirit of giving that I want my boys to learn and know this Christmas.
The Advent of Kindness – 24 days of random acts of kindness.
I’m no scrooge. I’m not going to deny my children their right to a tiny rubbish chocolate every day from the 1st to the 24th of December but this year I’m going to make it a little bit more meaningful.
My goal one day is that it will be filled with fun activities we can all do together or just fun things to do rather than actual stuff but this year, we’re doing chocolate AND a random act of kindness.
Christmas is all about the Christmas spirit. The spirit of giving and that’s what I want my boys to learn and know. I want them to grow up to be kind, loving men.
What better time to teach them than at Christmas?
So each day, when they eat their chocolate, I will also read out to them their random act of kindness for the next day and together we will do it.
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The boys are only 2 and nearly 4 so they’re pretty simple things but I think it’s a good start.
Here’s what’s on the list:
24 Random Acts of Kindness
- Buy a gift to put under the Kmart giving tree
- Pick one toy to donate
- Pick one book to donate
- Write a Christmas card for a neighbour and deliver it
- Put change in a vending machine
- Leave a popcorn surprise on a DVD vending machine
- Buy someone a coffee – find a coffee shop with a buy X and get 1 free, pay for a coffee and get them to stamp a card so that there’s a free one then leave it somewhere for someone to find
- Leave a gift for the mailman
- Leave a gift for the garbage man
- Leave a note in a library book
- Make a homemade Christmas gift for a neighbour
- Make a kindness rock and leave it somewhere
- Leave a lovely note on someone’s car
- Send a care package to a soldier in the Middle East
- Leave $1 in a trolley that you need a coin for
- Say what we love about each other
- Write Daddy a lovely note and slip it in his work bag
- Write a happy message on the footpath with chalk
- Help someone with something
- Leave bubbles at the park with a note
- Make a bookmark and put it in a book at the library
- Deliver Christmas presents for charity (Smith Family)
- Bake cookies for Santa
- Leave carrots for the reindeer
Try out some of these natural gifts for kids.
I’d love to hear about your Christmas traditions.
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