Kindness Activities – With Fun Random Idea Generator

Kindness, compassion and empathy can make a huge difference. Have a spin on our kindness activity generator machine to reveal fun ideas for spreading positivity.

Why teaching kids about kindness is valuable

Highlighting the importance of kindness from a young age can lay the foundations for children to develop into caring, socially responsible adults.

The role of kindness in problem-solving

Having empathy for others is a valuable social skill which helps us to understand the world from another person’s point of view. The ramifications of this are that we are better placed to understand and solve problems if we act with compassion and kindness.

By fostering a sense of empathy when approaching conflicts and problems, we can overcome them with solutions which are mutually beneficial and sustainable.

Using the random kindness idea generator

Simply hit the ‘spin’ button, and the generator will stop on a randomly chosen kindness activity.

Activities are split into three colour-coded categories:

Family & Friends Kindness Activities (Green)

Sometimes the smallest gestures can make a big difference. Nurture your closest relationships with acts of kindness and shared experiences. From baking biscuits for a friend or surprising a family member with a hand-crafted gift, these activities are all about strengthening bonds with those closest to you.

My Community Kindness Activities (Blue)

Spreading kindness beyond your doorstep can make a huge impact to the area in which you live. From volunteering your time to help a neighbour to donating pre-loved items to help those less fortunate, these activities can foster a sense of community, kindness and unity.

Caring for the Environment Kindness Activities (Purple)

Our planet is precious, and these activities will help guide you to make more sustainable choices and raise awareness of environmental conservation. From seeds to helping local wildlife thrive, these small steps can make a big difference to the planet.

Why not display the generator on a whiteboard in a classroom to inspire children with kindness activities that they could take part in?

If you’d rather view the ideas in text form, just see the full list of kindness activities below.

Kindness activity ideas

If you’re stuck for ideas for Kindness Day, things to do during the holidays, or just positive classroom activities, give some of these a try!

Family & Friends

  • Cook a meal for your family.
  • Hold a family game night.
  • Write a thank-you note or a get-well card.
  • Help with household chores.
  • Help a sibling with homework.
  • Compliment a friend.
  • Make some homemade gifts.
  • Create a playlist for a friend.
  • Look in the mirror and say five kind things about yourself.
  • Wash the family car.
  • Make breakfast in bed for a family member.
  • Create a family memory book.
  • Record a video message for a family member.

Caring for the Environment

  • Plant some seeds or do some gardening.
  • Make a bird feeder.
  • Make a bug hotel.
  • Community gardening.
  • Design an energy conservation poster.
  • Learn how to make compost.
  • Make wildflower ‘seed bombs’.
  • Donate or recycle your used clothes.
  • Conduct a wildlife survey.
  • Make some art from recycled materials.
  • Learn how to collect rainwater for plants.
  • Learn about an endangered species.
  • Take part in a group beach cleanup.
  • Conduct a home energy audit.

My Community

  • Litter picking in your school.
  • Donate toys, clothes or food.
  • Bake cakes for the community.
  • Set up a mini community library.
  • Take part in a community art activity.
  • Put together a care package for someone.
  • Assist a senior with technology.
  • Help a neighbour with their groceries.
  • Raise funds for a good cause.
  • Send a thank you card to a teacher.
  • Ask an older person about their life.
  • Create a kindness wall display at school.

Finally, here are a few ‘bonus’ kindness activities which aren’t included in the generator:

  • *Collaborative mural painting.
  • *Musical performance in a retirement home.

Keep being kind

We hope these ideas have inspired you to spread some kindness and positivity. Don’t stop here, though; come up with some more ideas of your own and put them into action to start making a difference!