My favorite way to encourage kindness with kids is to start with their interests & ideas/letting them help plan intentional acts of kindness. I love to ask my 5 year old what we should do that day to do something nice for someone. 99% of the time, she says she wants to draw a picture or a card to mail to someone.
We love “mailing kindness” at our house! It’s the perfect activity for us for many reasons. (Paige loves drawing, she is working on handwriting, and what kid doesn’t love mailing things?)
There are TONS of easy & fun ways you can mail kindness. They can be as simple or as complex/crafty as you want them to be.
Here are some ideas for how to mail kindness:
•Mail something to someone in the military (a thank you card, a letter, a package, etc.)
•Leave a thank you note in the mailbox for your mailman (read our story with this here)
•Send a thank you card to someone who recently did an act of kindness for you or gave you a gift
•Draw a picture to mail to a friend
•Mail a birthday party in a box for someone you know who has a birthday coming up, or for a shelter that can use it (read about our fun birthday party in a box project here)
•Mail a letter (to a grandparent, an aunt, a pen-pal, etc.)
•Send someone a "thinking of you" card just because
•Mail DIY Postcards
•Mail a sunshine box
So, there you have it! If you're looking for an easy way to do something nice for someone, this is a fantastic way to do that!
Have you received anything in the mail that just made your day? Tell me below!