I found this amazing challenge by CoffeeCupsandCrayons and ToddlerApproved called the 100 Acts of Kindness Challenge. Unfortunately the challenge ends this weekend but you can jump on the bandwagon for a few days, try it out at a different time this year, or be sure to join the next 100 Acts of Kindness Challenge in 2017.
Now before I go on…
I have to admit, I’m one of those moms that tries so hard to instill kindness, among other core moral values, into my kiddos on a daily basis, but often struggle myself. Especially when I have reached my breaking point (and my kiddos know just how to get me there quickly). Something I am constantly working on. I don’t want to paint any perfect pictures here, I am an imperfect mama with imperfect kiddos.
With that said, we work on being kind not only to each other but to others outside of our family and friends all year-long. So when I stumbled upon this challenge I knew we had to give it a try. Now, I will admit I don’t think we quite hit the 100 mark but we sure tried and we had a lot of fun!
Why this challenge is amazing
What I love about this challenge is that it requires us to be creative and step outside of our norms. I mean the neighbors might not appreciate plates full of cookies every day!
Another amazing aspect of this challenge is the support group, when/if you decide to join there is a Facebook group that is a constant source or encouragement, support, and absolutely amazing ideas.
Here are just a few of the projects we tackled during this challenge…
NOW here is your challenge…try to do something kind ON PURPOSE once a day or once a week. Making kindness a part of our daily routines will make the biggest impact, not only in the lives of others, but in our own lives as well.
Also check out these amazing posts on kindness:
- 4 Ways to Teach Kindness
- 55+ Kindness Activities for Kids
- Kindness Activities Preschool Anchor Chart
- Kindness and the Domino Effect
- Children’s Books About Being Kind
Thanks for reading and have a great day! Best wishes on your kindness challenge.