As a mum, I know you want to teach your kids about giving as well as receiving at Christmas time. I am sure you would also be wanting to encourage the spirit of Christmas in your family. Using Christmas kindness ideas is a great way to teach kindness.
The more we teach our children to be kind the more likely they are to help others. Kindness is like a muscle you can train it and it gets bigger.
Kindness is contagious
No matter who it is kindness is contagious. We feel happier and we have increased self-esteem when we have seen acts of kindness. Children are more likely to pay it forward after seeing an act of kindness.
Hormones and happiness
Witnessing an act of kindness from others increases the release of oxytocin in our brain. Oxytocin makes us feel happier and increases our self-esteem.
Our serotonin levels increase when we have experienced kindness. Serotonin helps us feel calmer and happier.
A release of endorphins occurs after experiencing kindness. Endorphins help to relieve pain and also make us feel happier.
24 Christmas kindness ideas
Here are 24 suggested Christmas kindness ideas for your advent calendar.
- Play with someone different at school.
- Find a toy that you could donate to a child who needs it more.
- Do a job for a sibling without being asked.
- Call a grandparent and tell them one positive thing you like about them.
- Find a book that you could donate to a child who needs it more.
- Write a message about kindness on the footpath near your house.
- Put a gift under a local wishing tree.
- Do a job for a parent without being asked.
- Tidy your room.
- Compliment your sibling on something they are good at.
- Make your bed and someone else’s in the house as a surprise.
- Give your teacher a compliment today.
- Pick a flower from your garden and give it to someone at school.
- Get ready for school without being reminded.
- Design a Christmas card to a friend and tell them one positive thing you like about them.
- Write a note to a teacher telling them something you enjoy in their class.
- Make a Christmas present for a sibling.
- Place kindness note or drawing inside a library book for someone to find.
- Give a Christmas card to the school office person or a specialist teacher.
- Help to get dinner prepared.
- Play a game with a sibling.
- Send a photo of yourself to a grandparent with a positive message.
- Share the best thing about your day at dinner time.
- Write a thank you note to Santa.
As a mum, I know you want to teach your kids about giving as well as receiving at Christmas time.
But let’s be honest, who has the time around Christmas to sit down and wrack their brain for 24 Christmas kindness ideas.
What if you could download 24 simple and realistic Christmas kindness Ideas that have been trialled and tested with actual families?
If you want to encourage the spirit of Christmas in your family without investing too much time download my Christmas kindness Ideas HERE. I used the Fluff & Bubble Envelopes to put the kindness ideas in. They will be reused next year.
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