Hey! Did you know February 17th is Random Acts of Kindness Day? This day was created by a non-profit, The Random Act Of Kindness Foundation, in 1995. Although the day was created in 1995, random acts of kindness originated from God. 

Why Teaching Kindness is Important

God has been showing us kindness throughout history. We all have a testimony of receiving God’s acts of kindness. Take a moment and think of your high school or college days when you passed that exam but you didn’t study. Insert shouting and hallelujah right here. 

Why should we celebrate Random Acts of Kindness Day? The first reason would be according to 1 Corinthians 13:4 love is kind. The second reason is God calls us to love our neighbors as we would love ourselves. Mark 12:31 says that there is no greater commandment than loving God and loving your neighbors. Lastly, God is love (1 John 4:16), and God created us in His image (Genesis 1:27). 

God is Love

1 John 4:16

Why should we teach our children acts of kindness? The Bible tells in the last days people will love themselves. If you are a 90’s baby like me, you have probably noticed the change in kindness. I remember days of literally asking your neighbor for a cup of sugar. Or days of men trying their best not to curse in front of women and children. I think covid showed how selfish people can be. Momma, you’re raising the next generation, and your children are your ministry. You are teaching your children one of the greatest commandments. You are teaching them a necessity in life. One random act of kindness opened the door for my neighbor to bless me with towels and hand sanitizer during covid. We never know the doors that would open from your children’s acts of kindness. 

Twenty Homeschool Ideas teaching Acts of Kindness

You can make this a day or week lesson. First, teach them the definition of being kind and what kindness looks like. For example, I try not to force my children (3yr and 1yr) to share, rather I teach them that sharing is kind. When they share, I would say things like “that was so kind” or “you are such a person.” Teach a scripture to memorize, I suggest 1 Corinthians 13:4.

My son reading to his little sister. Read her favorite book “Dada” by Jimmy Fallon

Random Acts of Kindness Between Siblings

  • Read each other favorite story
  • Play their favorite game. 
  • Have the siblings make snacks for each other. 
  • Make a card
  • Help them with their homework

Random Acts of Kindness to Strangers

  • Hand out food to the homeless wherever you go. I sometimes like to keep a few brown paper bags of oranges and bottled water in the car. 
  • Have your children open the door for someone
  • Pay for someone meal at the drive-thru
  • Take flowers to the elderly home
  • Make sure you clean up behind yourself in a public bathroom

Random Acts of Kindness to Neighbors

  • Make a card and put it in their mailbox
  • Help pull the trash cans 
  • Help them shovel their driveway
  • Have the kids write encouraging messages on the sidewalk
  • Offer to share something from your garden

Random Acts of Kindness in the Community 

  • Volunteer at a community garden 
  • Donate books to the local library or “take a free book” stand in a local park
  • Take snacks or water to your local fire station
  • Thank the Police Officers for their service
  • Pick up the trash around the park

Get Out There!

There are so many people in our daily lives that we sometimes forget to be kind to, like the janitor, mailman, cashier, bank teller, and the list goes on. I challenge you to remember those people and show kindness to those that help you. We can teach a lesson, but let us not forget to be the example.

If you try any of these ideas, I’d love to see them! Post a picture and tag me on Instagram! Thank you for reading and if you liked this check out some more homeschool posts for me!

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