30 Random Acts of Kindness for Kids +Free 30 Day Kindness Challenge Printable

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30 Random Acts of Kindness for Kids

30 Random Acts of Kindness for Kids +30 Day Kindness Challenge Printable!

We're all born ego-centric, but helping kids grow out of that mindset is no small task. This is especially true in a world that constantly promotes self-care, self-help, put yourself first, etc. It's more important than ever to teach kids Christian values and what God's Word says about kindness and putting the needs of others above our own. 

I love the idea of teaching this through Random Acts of Kindness. Random Acts of Kindness for kids can be anything from writing a thank you note, to holding a door open for someone. 

Here are 30 Random Acts of Kindness your kids can do, listed in 3 categories based on Bible scripture. 

1. Say Something Kind

"Don't use foul or abusive language. Let everything you say be good and helpful, so that your words will be an encouragement to those who hear them." Ephesians 4:20 NLT

Teach kids that speaking kindly to others spreads love and can cheer up someone who might be going through a hard time.

Kids Random Acts of Kindness for Saying Something Kind

1. Let someone know you're praying for them. 

2. Pray for someone who is going through a hard time. 

3. Ask someone about their day.

4. Call someone you haven't spoken to in a while. 

5. Ask someone how you can help them today. 

6. Tell someone that you love them.

7. Encourage a friend or a sibling. 

8. Tell each person in your home something you love about them. 

9. Tell a teacher or coach how much you appreciate them. 

10. Start a conversation with a quiet person in your Life Group, class, or your team. 


2. Do Something Kind

"Be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, as God in Christ forgave you." Ephesians 4:32 ESV

Remind kids of God's kindness to us, and teach them to be kind to others. Spreading kindness builds empathy and has a ripple effect that inspires others to do the same. 

Kids Random Acts of Kindness for Doing Something Kind

1. Do an extra chore without being asked. 

2. Hold the door open for someone.

3. Mail a thoughtful card to someone. 

4. Bake cookies for your neighbors. 

5. Help make dinner. 

6. Share a snack or treat with someone. 

7. Let someone skip ahead of you in line. 

8. Smile at everyone you see today. 

9. Leave a thank you note for the garbage collector or mail carrier. 

10. Offer to carry someone's groceries or put someone's shopping cart away for them. 

3. Give Something Kind

"...remember the words of Jesus: 'It is more blessed to give than to receive.'" Acts 20:35 NLT

Kids need to learn that giving is the way that God blesses others, and when we give, we are imitating Him. Giving makes us feel good and shares the love of God with others.  

Kids Random Acts of Kindness for Giving Something Kind

1. Donate your unused toys.

2. Give your talent! Help someone with something you know how to do. 

3. Donate your unused library books. 

4. Give someone a hug.

5. Donate money to a charity. 

6. Give someone flowers. 

7. Donate unused clothes. 

8. Give your time! Volunteer to help someone with a task or chore. 

9. Give someone a gift for being so helpful to you. 

10. Give someone a compliment. 

 Final Thoughts

Kindness is key and is becoming a lost art amongst our youth. I hope you found inspiration to help kids learn to lead with kindness!


Print our free Random Acts of kindness Challenge called "30 Day Kindness Challenge for Kids". If you lead a Life Group for Kids, you could also print the challenge for them. Plus there is a blank copy for kids to keep track of their kindness and  write down their own personal acts of kindness!
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