Teaching our children to be sunbeams, shining lights of kindness is no small task, but it can be an encouraging one. If you’re looking for ways to encourage generosity in your family, you’re going to love the sunbeam acts of kindness challenge. Keep reading to learn about these fun Acts of Kindness Activities for the Family.
Family Acts of Kindness Sunbeam Challenge
You won’t want to miss sharing this Family Acts of Kindness Sunbeam Challenge and you can grab the free sunbeam kindness challenge printable activities to help you get started.
Jesus wants me for a sunbeam. Do you remember that song from Vacation Bible School? It was one of my favorites! It’s based on a bible verse from Matthew chapter 5, verse 16: Let your light shine before men in such a way that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father who is in heaven.
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Why It’s Important to Encourage Kindness
A random act of kindness is a spontaneous gesture of goodwill you do for another person. Practicing random acts of kindness with your family is a great way to encourage Christian behavior. Plus, it’s an excellent way to model kindness for your children by being kind to the people you interact with each day.
Being kind to others teaches your children that they can have a positive effect on the world around them. It’s a great way to help them develop self confidence and a happy, healthy outlook. Plus, it makes the world a kinder place for all of us!
When we think about “acts of kindness,” we usually think about things we can do in our community. But random acts of kindness can happen anywhere you are, even at home. In fact, teaching your kids to show kindness at home first is the perfect place to begin bringing up kind and thoughtful human beings.
Set Up a Family Kindness Challenge
Ready to start encouraging kindness at home with your little ones?
Set up a family acts of kindness challenge to get the whole crew involved in choosing kindness and generosity every day. A family acts of kindness challenge is a good-natured competition where everyone is trying to be as kind as they possibly can to one another and the people you meet in your community.
The point of a family acts of kindness challenge is to show your kids that they can make others feel good through random acts of kindness every day. It’s a lot more effective than repeating “be kind to everyone” daily.
Wondering how to set up a family kindness challenge? There are lots of ways to get one started! You can choose a reward for the family member who completes the most random acts of kindness in a day, week, or month. However, you don’t really need to add external motivation.
You might be surprised by how willing your kids are to choose kindness when they see the smiles on others’ faces!
Having a visual element helps little ones to remember to choose kindness and get excited about the progress they’re making.
You can download this free printable sunbeam acts of kindness challenge to help.
Acts of Kindness Sunbeam Challenge for Families
The Kindness Sunbeam Challenge
What’s the sunbeam challenge? It all goes back to that children’s song from Vacation Bible School. Random acts of kindness aren’t just for holidays after all. Jesus tells us in the Bible that we should always choose kindness and “let our light shine before men” to glorify God.
As a family, you can choose to shine your light through this random acts of kindness challenge. Get your kids excited about being sunbeams for Jesus with this sunbeam challenge.
Acts of Kindness Activities for the Family
Here’s how to get started:
- Follow the instructions in the sunbeam acts of kindness challenge printable to create the sunshine visual for your family to use during this kindness challenge.
- Next, cut out the kindness “beams” and find a safe place to keep them during your challenge. A nearby box or jar is the perfect spot to house your sunbeams while you work to complete the challenge.
- Have your kids choose a sunbeam challenge act of kindness to complete every day. Remember, there really aren’t any rules about frequency. You can do a sunbeam challenge every day or whenever you feel like it’s needed.
- After an act of kindness is completed, glue the sunbeam to the printable sun poster. The more sunbeams your family adds, the brighter your light will shine for Jesus!
Random Acts of Kindness
Sunbeam Acts of Kindness Printable
Wondering what acts of kindness you’ll find on this sunbeam challenge printable?
Here are some of our favorite random acts of kindness for families from this free sunbeam challenge printable:
Paint rocks and write an inspirational message or encouraging bible verse on each rock. Then, leave your kindness rocks around the neighborhood or in a nearby park to encourage others.
Thank Your Mail Carrier and Delivery Services
Leave water or snacks out for your mail carrier or delivery driver. Be sure to include a thank you note too. This random act of kindness can be done year round to spread kindness and cheer right at home.
Kindness Sidewalk Chalk Messages
Write inspirational messages and draw happy pictures on your sidewalk with washable sidewalk chalk. It’s a fantastic way to encourage anyone who is walking by your home or in your neighborhood.
Bake for Your Community
Bake cookies or muffins for local community workers. Don’t forget to make a card or write a thank you note to include with your baked goods. Not a great baker? Purchased baked goods taste delicious too.
Learn the Sunbeam Song
Want to have even more fun with the sunbeam challenge with your kids this year? Learn the sunbeam song together! Singing this adorable children’s song together will help your kids remember to choose kindness for years to come.
Plus, singing a song for grandparents will definitely bring a smile to their faces and that’s a great way to add a sunbeam to your acts of kindness challenge too. You can find the lyrics and music here.
Random Acts of Kindness Printables
How will you use this sunbeam acts of kindness challenge to encourage kindness and generosity with your kids this year?
Acts of Kindness Sunbeam Challenge for Families
Doing random acts of kindness is so easy and fun! Try this Family Acts of Kindness Challenge with your kids soon.
Free Acts of Kindness Printables
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