“Recipe for Kindness” Random Acts of Kindness Treat Bags are a simple way to encourage children in generosity, kindness and love! There are lots of bag filler ideas and printable tags included, too!
Boy, is the world my boys are growing up in different from the one of my childhood. So much social media, the pressure of perfection, the push to grow up too fast … at times, as a parent it is overwhelming. Until I settle back in and remember that we are all doing the best we can with what we have been given. If nothing else, I can try to combat some of that darkness with a little light, kindness and generosity. And you better believe I am going to encourage my boys to do the same.
If we haven’t met before, Hi! I’m Keri from Shaken Together 🙂 This is probably my favorite post of the Chicks’ Mother Hen series and it is little different from my typical recipe post. Today, I’m sharing these “Recipe for Kindness” Random Acts of Kindness Treat Bags!
What is the recipe for kindness? Well, I put together some cute tags that outline some of the parts of us that make up kindness:
You can print out as many as you need – just right click and download the mint or coral tags below and save it to your computer. You can resize the tags for as large or small as you need to depending on the size of the treat you are going to give.
If you prefer, you can click here for a sheet of printable recipe for kindness tags (2 mint & 2 coral).
Need some ideas for the treats? (You may need to adjust based on your school’s preferences for bringing treats to school: for example, no peanut butter or no homemade treats.)
- bags of snack mix
- boxes of raisins or craisins
- fruit snacks
- bags of mini muffins
- krispie treats
- mini cups or bags of cheese crackers
- mini bags of popcorn
- mini boxes of cereal
- granola bars
- breakfast bars
- juice boxes
- mini water bottles
- mini sport drinks
Once they are packed up, your kids can place these treat bags all around their school, day care or after school camp. Here is a list of some of the places that your kiddos can stash these sweet treats! (You may want to coordinate this with your school’s guidance counselors or front office.)
- Before or after care area
- Computer lab
- Front Office for new students enrolling
- Playground or PE area (since this is an outdoor location, steer clear from any treat that could melt)
If your school doesn’t allow you to stash edible treats, fill your bags with fun pencils, stickers, bubbles, new boxes of crayons, sidewalk chalk, mini notebooks, scented markers, plastic animal or bug figurines, hot wheels cars, shaped erasers and any other fun trinkets that share the recipe for kindness!
These random acts of kindness treat bags are also fun to leave around your community. Make it a reverse scavenger hunt and leave treat bags in creative places!
- Children’s area of your local doctor’s office, urgent care or pediatric clinic
- Restaurants (leave them in the high chairs or booster seats)
- Public library
- At your local park or playground
- Around your neighborhood
Need more ideas for Random Acts of Kindness? Check out: