12 Days of Christmas Acts of Kindness Ideas and Activities

12 Days of Christmas Acts of Kindness Ideas:

You can keep your ideas simple! Encourage your family or students to brainstorm ideas or ways of showing kindness, and then you can pick these ideas out of a hat. If you’re struggling to think of ideas, we have listed some ideas to try over Christmas and some for students to complete at school.

Here are some ideas for your 12 Days of Christmas Acts of Kindness:

  • Take soup or meals to homeless shelters.
  • Give a compliment to everyone in your family.
  • Make cookies or cupcakes and take them to a neighbor or homeless shelter.
  • Offer to do someone else’s chores around the house for the day/week.
  • Do something nice for a family member or friend.
  • Make a Christmas card for someone.
  • Go Christmas caroling as a family!
  • You could shovel someone’s driveway if there’s snow.
  • Donate clothing or household items that you don’t need anymore.
  • Leave a gift or money to the mailman and the garbage collectors to show appreciation for their hard work throughout the year.
  • Donate money to charities.
  • Clear the table or kitchen after dinner.
  • Wash someone’s car.
  • Smile and say hello to people as you pass them. This simple act of kindness could make someone’s day.
  • Make someone’s Christmas wish come true, no matter how big or small!

12 Days of Christmas Acts of Kindness ideas for your students:

  • Share your food with someone.
  • Make a Christmas card for someone.
  • Help a classmate with their work.
  • Make a “Thank You” card for your teacher.
  • Offer to help someone with a task.
  • Do something nice for someone.
  • Make a Christmas gift! It doesn’t need to cost anything; you could draw or create a Christmas craft.
  • Hold the door open for your teachers or classmates.
  • Clear up a mess you didn’t make.
  • If it has fallen off a peg, hang up someone’s coat or bag.
  • Sharpen all the pencils in the class
  • Sort out books if they’re all jumbled up.
  • Donate your old books to the library.
  • Tell someone a joke to cheer them up if they’re feeling sad.
  • Donate old school clothes if they don’t fit anymore.
  • Have a bake sale to raise money for a charity.
  • Pick up garbage around the school.
  • Ask your teacher if any jobs need to be done.
  • Befriend new students, helping them settle into class.
  • Ask someone how they’re feeling to brighten their day.
Choose your Reaction!