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Last month, a Girl Scout Leader from our local service unit, encouraged the girls to sign up for a “Random Acts of Kindness December” challenge.
I thought this would be a great family activity but wanted to find a way to make it more visual, especially for Ana.
Our Random Acts of Kindness Christmas Tree
We have a tiny Christmas tree that’s put outside our front door and since we haven’t put it outdoors yet, it provided the perfect platform to showcase the random acts of kindness our family will carry out.
I’m excited to introduce you to our Random Acts of Kindness Christmas Tree.
The tree is decorated with ornament tags that list one random act of kindness.
Each day one of the kids chooses an “ornament” and that becomes our family’s Christmas act of kindness.
How to make ornaments for your Random Acts of Kindness Christmas Tree
There are three ways you can go about this:
- Buy Christmas Ornament Tags or if you would like to make this an annual tradition, consider buying the Wooden Christmas Ornaments. The kids can paint and decorate the ornaments, complete with glitter and embellishments, before writing out the acts of kindness, with a Sharpie.
- Have the kids draw and cut out paper ornament baubles.
- Make simple tags, using cardstock and ornament hooks. If you have a circle punch, it’s easy to get neat shapes cut out.
Once you have tags made for the tree, then comes the fun part, before the more fun part!
Sit down with your family and make a list of different acts of kindness your family can do together.
Take a few ideas from my 100 Acts of Kindness post!
Here are a few Bless-It-Forward activities my family enjoys doing, each year:
2. Bake homemade treats for our neighbors.
This year our Festive Peanut Butter Rice Krispie Treats will be an addition to our Christmas Goodies box.
3. Donate toys for our local community toy drives.
4. Donate blankets and warm outerwear to our local Rainbow Room.
5. Donate books to children in the local hospital/children’s home.
6. Donate sweet treats to our local fire station.
7. Write notes of appreciation and include a gift card for our mailman and favorite UPS delivery driver.
Consider doing a Random Acts of Kindness Christmas Countdown.
Do an act of kindness each day, starting on December 1st and finishing off on Christmas day.
Use my printable inspiration guide to help you and to make this a fun visual countdown, have the kids color a house each time your family completes doing a random act of kindness.
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I would love to hear from you, especially if your family decides to have your own Random Acts of Kindness Christmas Tree.
This would be a beautiful new tradition to start, with your family.
Have you visited the Christmas Resources Hub yet?
Don’t forget to check out the 100 Random Acts of Kindness post.