I’m big on teaching kids to show kindness and random acts of kindness have become a huge part of our family culture. Every year at Christmas, I come up with new random acts of Christmas kindness for kids and families to do together. We use these random acts of Kindness to show our kids that giving is better than receiving.
Random Acts of Christmas Kindness for Kids
Are you searching for random acts of kindness Christmas ideas your family can do together? If so, you’re in the right place. Keep reading to discover what Christmas kindness is all about and how you can show kindness and spread cheer with your whole family this holiday season.
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What Is Christmas Kindness All About?
The Christmas season is filled with joy and love, but if we’re honest it’s also filled with stress, frustration, and sometimes very short tempers. Sometimes we get so caught up in securing gifts to give and making holiday memories that it’s easy to skip out on Christmas kindness.
It’s easy to get distracted from our mission to spread Christmas cheer during the holiday rush. Engaging in random acts of Christmas kindness with your whole family can help everyone refocus on the reason for the season.
Use this printable random acts of kindness Christmas ideas to help you and your loved ones share love and kindness this holiday season.
How Do You Show Kindness at Christmas?
There are so many ways we can show kindness at Christmas. Showing a little kindness is an easy way to spread holiday cheer and smiles to everyone. There are simple things you can do to show kindness at Christmas:
- Hold the door open for someone who has their hands full
- Smile and wave or say “Merry Christmas” to people you meet
- Round the change up for charities when you make a purchase
- Let someone with fewer items go in front of you in line at the store
I’ll admit that showing kindness at Christmas can sometimes take extra thought and planning, but it’s always worth it.
Every year my whole family engages in a random acts of Christmas kindness challenge and it’s always worth the planning and thought it takes to complete.
I’ve taken some of the work out of completing random acts of kindness at Christmas with this adorable holiday printable.
Books About Christmas Kindness for Kids
Looking for more ways to teach your kids all about Christmas kindness and the spirit of giving? There are some awesome Christmas books you can read aloud together to get younger children in on all the acts of Christmas kindness fun.
Check out some of my favorites:
- I Got the Christmas Spirit by Connie Schofield-Morrison
- The Amazing Giving Tree Secret by Mary Ellen Fimbel
- The Christmas Elf and the Magic of Kindness by Marcy Kelman
If your children are older, you might consider beginning a new Christmas tradition. Read from Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol each night. Some of the themes in the original might be too mature for young kids, but it’s a great read for families to share together during the holidays.
Make some cocoa, bring out the cookies, and snuggle up to read this classic and learn about acts of Christmas kindness as you make memories together this season.
Random Acts of Christmas Kindness for Kids
We have come to enjoy spreading Christmas kindness together so a random acts of Christmas kindness challenge is a regular part of our holiday celebrations.
If you’re just getting started with this new tradition, check out these great random acts of Christmas kindness for kids from years past:
25 Random Acts of Christmas Kindness
I’ve combined 25 random acts of Christmas kindness for kids into a printable that parents can post on the fridge. It’s an easy way to make sure you’ll see these random acts of kindness every day. Then, you can work together to complete the list as a family this holiday season.
Random Acts of Christmas Kindness Coloring Pages
Even very young children can get in on the random acts of Christmas kindness fun with these printables. Christmas kindness coloring pages are an easy way to add some holiday fun while encouraging your little ones to spread Christmas cheer with random acts of kindness.
Delivery Baskets for Random Acts of Christmas Kindness
Shopping on Amazon for holiday gifts? That’s all of us! Don’t forget to spread some holiday cheer with your delivery drivers and mail carriers too. Plan a random act of Christmas kindness delivery basket for drivers to grab a quick snack or a bottle of water during this busy holiday season.
Free Random Acts of Christmas Kindness Cards
These quick printable random acts of Christmas kindness cards are easy for kids to use. I love putting them all inside a big gift box and having the kids draw one out to complete for the day. It’s a fun way to get kids of all ages in on the random acts of Christmas kindness game.
Perfect Random Acts of Christmas Kindness Gift Tags
Do your kids love getting gifts? Don’t we all! Try these random acts of Christmas kindness gift tags to encourage giving even while you’re receiving this year.
They go really well with kindness elves or an elf on the shelf activity for the holiday season. Wouldn’t it be nice if the elf adopted random acts of kindness instead of hijinx this year?
Random Acts of Christmas Kindness Calendar
I love the calendar set up for this random acts of Christmas kindness activity. It’s perfect for families that want to add just one Christmas kindness activity each day. It’s also great as a take-home printable Christmas kindness calendar for teachers to use in the classroom.
Family Kindness Christmas Countdown Calendar
In this year’s printable random acts of Christmas kindness activity, you’ll get a Christmas countdown calendar that’s perfect for the advent season. It’s super cute and easy to print and laminate for lots of use each day.
Check out some of the fun random acts of Christmas kindness for kids on this printable list:
- Donate to a local food bank
- Pay for someone’s layaway
- Be a secret “Santa” for a family in need
- Take homemade cookies to the police station
- Bake a treat for an elderly neighbor
- Hand out scarves and mittens on a cold day
- Leave quarters at a laundromat
- Compliment a stranger
- Donate toys to a toy drive
- Make cards for a nursing home
- Let someone go ahead of you in line
- Put change in a row of vending machines
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Grab this adorable random acts of Christmas kindness printable to see 12 more fun ways you can spread kindness and cheer this holiday season with your whole family.
Have your own random acts of Christmas kindness ideas? Great! There’s a blank holiday printable you can fill in with your own special Christmas kindness activities too.
I can’t wait to read all about how you’re spreading holiday cheer this Christmas season, so don’t forget to share in the comments.