World Kindness Day was founded in 1998 by the World Kindness Movement – so today is the 20th Anniversary of this amazing day! From the World Kindness Movement’s Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/theworldkindnessmovement/
“The purpose of World Kindness Day is to look beyond ourselves – beyond the boundaries of our country, beyond our culture, our race, our religion, and realize that we are citizens of the world and that KINDNESS is the common thread that unites us all.”
In honour of World-Kindness Day, we wanted to share with your 5 Acts of Kindness from our book, “Plant a Garden of Kindness, A Child’s Guide to Filling a Year with Weekly Acts of Kindness”. We hope these examples inspire you to spread some kindness today!
1. Deliver Artwork
Deliver some of your school work or art work to a neighbour. You could write a nice note on the page somewhere, saying “Hope you have a great day!” and make sure that your name is on it.
If it is a neighbour that you don’t know that well, you can write your name and address, so they are sure to know who it is from.
2. Hold the Door
Hold the door open for someone – your adults might have to help you with this if it is too heavy. Or if there is a wheelchair accessible button, then you can press the button and have the door open on its own.
3. Invite to Play
Next time you are at the park playing, look for a child who is playing alone and ask her if she would like to play with you and your friends.
Everyone loves to be asked to join in. Try to ask your new friend her name.
4. Food Bank Donation
Buy an extra can or box of non-perishable food on your grocery shopping trip and put it in the collection box for your local food bank. Ask your adults to explain to you what the food bank does for your community. If your grocery store does not have a collection box for the
local food bank, you could suggest setting one up.
5. Card for Firefighters
Make a Kindness Card for the firefighters at your local fire station. You could write something like “Dear Firefighters, thank you for all your hard work.” You could deliver this to the firefighters in person – and you might even get to see the fire trucks, or you can mail it to the fire station.
If you excitedly finished these 5 Acts of Kindness and are looking for more inspiration, check out our book. It has 70 more Acts of Kindness kids can do in their community to strengthen their kindness, empathy and compassion muscles! You can find it on our website at: http://worldchangingkids.ca/product/plant-a-garden-of-kindness