Kindess Corner Ideas

KHK Kindness Corner

Can you try to do one kind thing each day?  It’s fun, and it catches on!  Being kind doesn’t need to take much time, money or planning; it can be as simple as smiling at someone!

Only have a few minutes, try:

  • Smile at someone
  • Give someone a compliment
  • Hold the door open for someone
  • Return someone’s cart at the grocery store
  • Bring someone’s newspaper to the door
  • Offer to help carry something for someone
  • Say “hello” or “good morning”
  • Let someone go ahead of you in line
  • Say thank you to your teacher/bus driver/crossing guard
  • Invite someone to play/sit with you who seems shy or looks lonely
  • Speak up when you see someone being unkind to another


  • Send a card to someone in the military
  • Send a card to a children’s hospital
  • Make Valentines or holiday ornaments for a local nursing home
  • Draw a picture and mail it to a family member who lives far away


  • Bake something yummy for a new family in the neighborhood
  • Offer to help prepare a meal (or take one on all by yourself!)
  • Surprise a friend with birthday cupcakes
  • Plant and grow your own vegetables


  • Donate old sports equipment
  • Offer to teach a sibling or young friend your favorite sport
  • Be a good sport – say “good game” to opponents
  • Cheer on your teammates
  • Let someone else go first


  • Offer to walk a neighbor’s dog
  • Collect items for a local animal shelter
  • Build a natural birdfeeder or add a water source to your yard
  • Play with/exercise your pet

Family/At Home:

  • Do a household chore without being asked
  • Say thank you
  • Offer to play something that is someone else’s favorite thing to do
  • Teach a sibling something new
  • Tell a family member what you admire about him/her

Outdoors/The Environment:

  • Plant something
  • Pick up litter/collect recycling
  • Recycle
  • Use less water
  • Bring your lunch to school in reusable containers


  • Donate gently used clothes and shoes
  • Donate gently used toys
  • Choose a toy you receive on your birthday/holidays to give to Toys for Tots
  • Offer a bottle of water to your postal worker or UPS driver on a hot day
  • Donate Halloween candy to Operation Gratitude
  • Read stories to a younger sibling or friend