November 16, 2023

50 Random Acts of Kindness that will change your life!

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There’s nothing more heart warming and soul filling than being kind – especially when it’s for no reason at all. I think it’s a beautiful tradition to start in a family. Unexpected or ‘random’ acts of kindness are tiny gifts that are given over and over and then paid forward. If you did just a few of these a week it will completly change your life! It will enrich the lives of your children by teaching them empathy and compassion and it’s a wonderful bonding experience.

See below 50 ideas that you can start today!


Make bags of Playdough and give them to the neighbourhood kids

Bake some Muffins and take them to a local Fire Station

Get your child to draw a picture for a loved one and mail it to them

Pay for the person’s meal behind you at a drive through restaurant

Buy lemonade from a kid’s lemonade stand

Leave random sticky notes with kind quotes on the mirror of a public restroom

Make or buy dinner for a friend (here are some yummy ideas)

Carry around snacks/drinks in the car to give to homeless people

Hide a love note in your spouse’s lunch box or briefcase

Bake some Muffins and take them to a local Fire Station


Bring a security guard a hot cup of coffee

Get your child to draw a picture for a loved one and mail it to them

Write your partner a list of things you love about them

Write a letter to someone (teacher, parent, leader, etc.) who has made a difference in your life and thank them

Offer to watch someone’s children so they can take a break

Tell a random parent you see that they are doing a good job

Put some extra change in someone’s parking meter

Let someone go ahead of you at the grocery store

Pay the toll for the driver behind you

Bake treats for animals and take it to your local animal shelter (it will make their week!)


Donate old books/toys to a doctor’s office, a shelter, a daycare, etc

Leave some coins in a gumball machine

Help someone carry their grocery bags

Bring doughnuts to your local police department

Make baked goodies for your neighbors

Let your spouse sleep in

Let someone have the better parking spot

Go to a retirement center and do some arts and crafts with them

Call a homeless shelter. Ask what they need. Bring it.

Give up your seat on a bus


Buy parking passes to give to parents of children in the hospital

Hold the door for someone

Wash someone’s car for free

Talk to the cashier at the store about their day

Buy lunch for someone

Tape some money to the petrol/gas pump for the next person who gets petrol/gas

Give cold drinks to road workers in the summer months and hot drinks in the winter time

Leave a kind letter in a library book

Draw happy images on the on the ground in chalk

Share your umbrella with someone who didn’t bring one


Leave cookies for the mailman

Volunteer somewhere

Leave tickets sitting around randomly at an arcade or give them to a young child

Smile at every single person you see for one whole day – this is a great challenge for the kids!

Donate colouring books to a hospital waiting room

Offer to take the neighbors dog for a walk

Send your mother a thank-you card on your birthday

Send extra copies of a nice photo to the people who are in them

Send a care package to a soldier

Leave one dollar coins around a dollar store (especially in the toy section!)


It’s these simple random acts of kindness that can change the world in a profound way.

Have you done your Random Act of Kindness today?

Let us know of some more ideas below, we’d love to hear your ideas!


Jenni x

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3 thoughts on “50 Random Acts of Kindness that will change your life!

  1. I take my kids to the mall around Christmas and we hand out candy canes. The first year we mostly handed them the shoppers but a lot of them said no thank you and it discouraged my kids so from then on we hand them to the employees working in the stores. They are always very appreciative.

  2. Buy bunches of flowers that have been reduced down and hand them out to strangers in the carpark, give $1 scratchies to people in the shopping centre, my kids love giving little toys (I’ve managed to pickup reduced down throughout the year) to kids in the shopping centres before Christmas, buy a homeless person a meal. It feels so good doing random acts of kindness ❤

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