December has well and truly got us by the horns, and it feels as though there is so much to do in the run up to Christmas.
The kids are making lists and writing to Santa for this and that.
There are a million and one things that the school’s PTA are running. Your time and money are no longer your own, and most likely you’ll forget something.
We’re all looking for ways to make Christmas less stressful.
One thing we can all aim to remember however, is to be kind.
Teaching kids to be kind
As Mum always said, “kindness costs nothing”. She was so right.
Carrying out random acts of kindness is a great activity to do with your kids.
It’s a great way to explain the idea of helping others, can be a lot of fun, and teaches kids about compassion and service. The best part is that it doesn’t need to cost you a penny.
It’s important to instil the concept that any act of kindness, no matter how big or small, can make a big difference to someone.
Think about times when you’ve woken up in a bad mood but someone has made you a cuppa without asking. Perhaps you’ve been running late and you find that the frost has already been scraped off of your windscreen. Or maybe you’ve just been feeling grumpy and someone smiles at you on your way to work.
It makes you feel loved, appreciated, and all warm and gooey inside.
So let’s encourage our children to be kind and pay it forward.
Your kindness calendar for Christmas
This is an idea that we’ve created to make it super easy to carry out random acts of kindness.
Print off your FREE kindness calendar and stick it on your fridge so that you can dish out the daily activity.
Enjoy that feeling that being kind gives you. Moreover, enjoy seeing your children get a kick out of it too.
December Kindness Calendar
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