There are so many articles on RAK but I’m yet to find one that shares fun ways to incorporate Random Acts of Kindness in your homeschool. So here I am sharing some of my creative ideas on how you can add RAK into your homeschool lifestyle without feeling like you are adding one more thing to your plate.
“Be kind to one another.” Ephesians 4:32
My family LOVES to do things together. We enjoy growing and spending time as a family. Blessing others brings us joy. So this year I wanted to be intentional in spreading kindness and love wherever we go. This is not difficult to do because many times we are already doing it and we don’t even realize that we are.
It can be as easy as texting a friend to see how she is doing, picking up a piece of paper at the park and throwing it away, holding the door for someone as they come into a store, and the list can go on.
As homeschoolers we are always out and about running errands, attending homeschool events, church activities, etc. So we always have the opportunity to do a random act of kindness every time we go out because people are everywhere.
Here are 3 Fun Ways to Incorporate Random Acts of Kindness in your Homeschool
Let’s get started shall we?!?
1) Here is a list of things we have done which I hope will inspire you to work on your own list. You can create both a list for your family, and/or individual lists, of fun ways you can spread kindness to those around you.
- Help a family member with one of their chores.
- Pick up someone else’s mess for them.
- Make a special treat and share it with your family.
- Write an encouraging note for a family member.
- Set up a game to play with your family.
- Hold the door for someone that’s either leaving or coming into the store.
- Return the shopping cart back to its station.
- Thank an employee for all they do.
- Put back the item you decided not to purchase.
- Let someone that doesn’t have a lot of groceries go ahead of you.
- Make some cookies and drop them off at the post office for those that work there.
- Give a compliment to the cashier that is helping you.
- Make a thank you card and leave it in your mailbox for your mailman/woman.
- Purchase extra stamps and leave them on the table where people prepare their letters.
- Make a basket full of snacks and bottles of water with a special message for your mailman/woman.
- Make a fruit salad and take small plates and forks along with a thank you card for the staff at your local library.
- Buy a bouquet of flowers and separate them into smaller bouquets and distribute them to the library staff.
- On National Library Week organize a group of families to chip in to purchase lunch for the library staff. Pizza anyone?
- Make a “Thank You” banner for the library to display in the area of their choosing.
- Bake some muffins and drop them off with a thank you poem.
“I expect to pass through life but once. If therefore, there be any kindness I can show, or any good thing I can do to any fellow being, let me do it now, and not defer or neglect it, as I shall not pass this way again.” —William Penn
2) You can have a monthly theme each month. For example…you can have a month where you show kindness to homeschool families. You can do something once a week, bi-weekly, once a month however your family decides to do it.
Here are some ideas for monthly themes…
- January- Your Immediate Family
- February- Missionaries
- March- Law Enforcements
- April- Nursing Homes
- May- Hospital Staff
- June- Librarians
- July- Church Families
- August- Grocery/Department Store Workers
- September- Strangers
- October- Homeless
- November- Friends
- December- Family
Get creative with this one!
3) Sit down with your family and decided on one or more fundraiser(s) that you can do together throughout the year and donate the funds to a worthy cause.
Here are some fundraisers ideas to get you started….
- Have a bake sale.
- Make key chains to sell.
- Sell bake goods at the farmer’s market.
- Create art work and sell them to friends and family.
- Make cards for all occasions and sell them.
- Have a yard sale.
- Grow wild flowers and sell them at the farmer’s market.
Here are some ideas of places you can donate the funds you raise….
- Nursing home activity department
- Church ministry
- Missionary family
- Children hospital
- A charity that supports something dear to your heart.
- Domestic violence program
- A Research Center
“Kindness and compassion are qualities that live within all of us. You don’t buy them or own them -you live them.” — Mary Brantley, The Gift of Loving-Kindness
Think Outside the Box When it Comes to Random Acts of Kindness in your Homeschool
There are so many amazing ways that we can spread kindness in this hurting world and all you need is a willing heart. I hope I have encouraged you to want to include doing some random acts of kindness in your homeschool.
This is a great way to connect with your family as you work together to bless those around you. Turn it into a family affair and impact someone’s life one random act of kindness at a time.