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Simple, Kid Friendly, Random Acts of Christmas Kindness Countdown

Every year we have a Christmas Countdown, with bags filled with toys and candy. 

This year we're adding Random Acts of Christmas Kindness that everyone in the family can help with, including our youngest children.

Our simple, kid friendly, Random Acts of Christmas Countdown is for everyone and only requires about $10-$20 for materials that you may not have on hand.  

There is no worrying about spending money you might not have.

Random Acts of Christmas Kindness for famlies

Our Simple, Kid Friendly, Random Acts of Christmas Kindness Countdown

1.  Hold the door for someone.

2.  Write and decorate a surprise driveway/lawn message for a friend or neighbor, using chalk if there is no snow, and colored water sprays if there is snow.

3.  Clean up someone's front yard, or shovel for them if there is snow.

4.  Make treats and thank you notes for local firemen and deliver.

5.  Make treats and thank you notes for local policemen and deliver.

6.  Write a note or draw a picture for a friend telling them or showing them why they are special and send it.

7.  Make treats and card(s) for local librarian(s).  Deliver.

8.  Make a meal for a family in need.  Deliver it.

9.  Sort through and donate gently used, unwanted toys to a local charity organization or a family in need.

10.  Call a cousin, aunt, uncle, or grandparent to say hello and tell them that you love them.

11.  Make treats and card for mail person and leave it for them to pick up when they deliver mail.

12.  Go on a scavenger hunt in your home for loose change.  Take it and deliver it to a Salvation Army bell ringer.

13.  Mail a letter to a soldier or veteran.

14.  Smile at and give a compliment to someone you don't know.

15.  Let someone go before you in line at the store or other place.

16.  Pray for someone specific you know in need, during every prayer of the day.

17.  Donate gently used, unwanted books to a local doctor's office.

18.  Pick up someone else's toys for him/her and put them away.

19.  Arrange a play date/babysitting opportunity for someone, so another set of parents can spend some time by themselves.

20.  Donate gently used, unwanted clothes to a local charity organization or someone in need.

21.  Make and/or write a Thank You card for someone who has helped you.  Send it.

22.  Donate gently used, unwanted shoes to a local charity organization or someone in need.

23.  Make treats and thank you notes for local pharmacy workers and deliver.

24.  Make a BIG (clearly visible) thank you note for your local garbage collectors for the next time they come.  If you can catch them when they come, hand deliver treats to them.

 Our Random Acts of Christmas went so well this year we're excited to continue this new tradition next year.  We'd love to have you join us!

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If you liked this post, you may also enjoy the resources below.

Family Focused Random Acts of Christmas Kindness A Year's Worth of Monthly Service Projects for Families 12 Months of Family Service Projects Montessori-inspired Friendship Printable Pack Montessori-inspired Family Printable Pack Montessori-inspired Relationships Printable Pack

Budget Friendly Random Acts of Christmas Kindness for Young Children


  1. Wonderful list of ways to show kindness to others! Thanks so much for linking up at After School.

  2. I am so glad you left a comment on my blog because I discovered yours! I just printed out your Random Acts and we are going to do this (minus the snow one--we're in CA!) this December! Thank you so much for the list--it's great!

  3. Thank you for this list! I am wanting to do this with children but was having a hard time coming up with ideas that didn't cost a lot of money so thank you!

  4. What a wonderful idea! Thanks for sharing!