25 Brilliant Random Acts of Kindness Ideas for Kids

Here are 25 brilliant random acts of kindness ideas for kids you might want to try out with your own kids or the kids you teach or coach.  I hope these leave you feeling inspired

The random acts of kindness ideas for kids below are taken from my book Create Your own Kindness an activity book packed full of kindness ideas for kids teaching them to be kind to themselves and others.

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Random acts of kindness Ideas for Kids

Random Acts of Kindness Ideas for Kids

Random acts of kindness Ideas for Kids

25 Random acts of kindness Ideas for Kids

“How do we change the world? One random act of kindness at a time” Morgan freeman (actor) 

Morgan Freeman


The term random act of kindness was came about in 1982. It was a phrase used by a woman called  by a writer called Anne Herbert, who wrote a book called random Acts of Kindess filled with stories of people being kind, She said we should commit random acts of kindness and senseless acts of beauty. 


A random act of kindness is when you do something kind for someone unexpectedly and for no other reason than to be kind.


Random Acts of Kindness Ideas for Kids -The science bit

Scientists have found that when we do a good deed for others, our brains release a “feel good” hormone called oxytocin – sometimes called the love hormone. Other feel good chemicals  are also released include Dopamine (which give us a feeling of a euphoria) and serotonin (which boost our mood) 

Dr. IsHak a professor of psychiatry who has studied the effect of kindness on our brains. Say “The rewards of acts of kindness are many,” says . “They help us feel better and they help those who receive them. We’re building better selves and better communities at the same time.”


A RAOK is a wonderful thing to do. Which of these will you try first? ( could these be written in light color splashes or circles?

Random Acts of Kindness Ideas for Kids

  1. Letting someone go in front of you in a queue
  2. Giving someone an unexpected compliment (find free printable compliment slips here)
  3. Write a thankyou note to someone who teaches you
  4. Make a get well card for someone
  5. Leave a joke on a postcard  by your cup in a cafe for your sever to find
  6. Make a bookmark and leave it in a library book
  7. Help make dinner
  8. Offer to help your teacher tidy up at break
  9. Gift your weeks pocket money to a charity
  10. Make up a parcel for a homeless person
  11. Donate old toys to a charity shop
  12. Feed the ducks (seed not bread)
  13.  Tidy your room without being asked
  14. Give someone (you know) a big hug
  15. Help sort lost property at school
  16. Offer to read to someone
  17. Bake for your grandparents
  18. Play game you know your sibling loves
  19. Ask someone how there day was and really LISTEN to the answer
  20. Talk to someone new at school
  21. Smile at a passer by
  22. Tell someone why you like them
  23.  Plant something
  24. Have a no complaining day
  25. Leave a book on a bench with a note saying this is for you , have happy day

Random Acts of Kindness Ideas for Kids

Can you think of some other ideas to fill in the spaces below?

Create your own kindness by doing Random acts of kindness and making someone’s day


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