It’s always nice to be able to give back. We have a great list of 100 good deeds that can be done year round, but unfortunately we found that some of the items aren’t very kid-friendly (like while in a restaurant, pay for the meals at another table) so that’s where our idea of good deeds for kids came up!
This list is also a great way to celebrate National Random Acts of Kindness Day on February 18th!
This list of good deeds for kids is super kid-friendly and great for elementary school and high school kids! If you have an idea for a good deed that I missed, please do leave it in the comments below. I would love to add to this list!!!
30+ good deeds for kids
- Give stickers out to kids you pass on the street.
- Write a note on the sidewalk with chalk and make someone smile.
- Collect Box Tops and donate them to a local school.
- Take in someone’s garbage cans.
- Say a prayer for someone.
- Help someone achieve a goal.
- Write encouraging messages on sticky notes and stick them in random places like a car wash, vending machine, etcetera.
- Call everyone you know and tell them you love them
- Cheer someone on.
- Share an inspirational quote.
- Leave a thank you note.
- Give a balloon to a child.
- Read to a child.
- Blow bubbles at the park for kids.
- Straighten things up on store shelves while you browse.
- Say “bless you” when someone sneezes.
- Leave a note or a dollar in a library book for somebody else.
- Donate books to the library.
- Write a note of appreciation to your mail carrier.
- Compliment a stranger.
- On a random weekend, surprise your loved ones with breakfast in bed.
- Smile at everyone you pass on the street.
- Pass on your books after you’ve read them for someone else to enjoy.
- Offer an elderly person, a pregnant woman, a physically disabled person – or just someone who looks tired – your seat on the bus.
- Keep your city clean by picking up plastic bottles and other trash you see around your neighborhood.
- Bring your old magazines to a hospital waiting room to make a visitor’s wait better.
- Write a letter or e-mail to a good friend or family member to let them know how much you value them.
- Donate your used clothes and housewares to charity.
- Volunteer for a charity.
- Bring someone less fortunate a plant or some fresh flowers.
- Hold the door for people behind you.
- Cut fresh wildflowers and bring them to your local nursing home so the residents can enjoy.