I think noticing kindness is just as important as doing acts of kindness!
I'm super excited about the 5th annual 100 Acts of Kindness Project that Kristina and I just kicked off yesterday. I came up with a fun idea to get my kids in the kindness mindset. Instead of just talking about the acts of kindness we can do I thought it would be important to start to notice the kindness that is already around us.
We do a 24 acts of kindness advent calendar every December so you'd assume that we already have kindness on our minds, but with the holidays and adjusting to the back to routine again it's easy to feel overwhelmed by the busyness of life. I know I can get overly focused on my (never-ending) to do list and stop being present in the moment when things life gets crazy. Kids can feel the same way.
To start shifting our focus to kindness and doing good for others I came up with this free printable kindness scavenger hunt!
There are 10 different types of kindness acts for kids (and you!) to look for and check off. It's a great way to notice the good around you and appreciate the actions of others.
DOWNLOAD HERE: 100 Acts of Kindness Project Scavenger Hunt
You can print off a copy for each member of your family or class or just use one copy and make it a group project. I think we may keep ours on a clipboard that we can easily throw in the car to take with us.
There's no time limit on when the hunt has to end and I encourage you to keep going until you've noticed them all. I bet it takes a lot less time to check them all off than you think!
So take some time to notice the kindness around you. It's a fun way to start off the 100 Acts of Kindness Challenge, but it's also a great way to focus on the good in life anytime of year!
I also have a big list of 100 Acts of Kindness for Kids to help inspire you.