I was inspired by the countdown activity calendars for Christmas countdown I created last year. These countdowns really build anticipation and set the stage for what the holiday will be. I know it's only summer, so why talk about Christmas? But, why not use the month of July (or anytime of the year) to make it a kindness countdown that encourages showing being thoughtful in action?
THE 25-DAY KINDNESS COUNTDOWN
This kindness countdown is soooooooooooo easy to use! You can just print and go.... 🙌
Then, share it with your little ones, or why not even post it in a public place.
As they do each act of kindness, they’ll come running to tell you and they can colour in that heart to mark that complete. Hopefully, by the end of the month, they’ll have coloured in all the hearts. With 25 fresh and kind activities, it should last you most of the month (and give you a little room to forget a few days). You can download the kindness countdown here or click on the picture below:
We at When Alice Sleeps HQ love random acts of kindness. These small, or not so small, deeds really do make a difference in the world and in the lives of others. I believe the number of people that commit to performing these acts of kindness, the more exponential the effect because of its contagious nature :)
Any act of kindness has value, no matter how big or small. However, the acts of kindness listed above are ones that you can do TODAY because they do not require preparation, planning, or a long-term commitment. All of us can make a difference by doing the little things that matter every day!
Have you ever tried a kindness countdown with kids? It will be so fun to see them light up when they do something that puts a smile on another person’s face. I intend on doing this one with mine, so let's encourage each other to spread some much needed kindness throughout the summer!