Will You Help Us Spread Some Joy? Act of Kindness Day is Sept.15!

FREE printable and ideas on how to join in on Macaroni Kid’s Act of Kindness Day! #MKAOK

By Kristen Wright-Matthews, Editor & Publisher, Macaroni Kid College Park East Point Morrow September 7, 2018

Mark your calendars: Macaroni Kid’s Act of Kindness Day is Saturday, Sept. 15!  Publishers all over the nation will be giving back to their communities on this day in many different ways.

We want you and your families to get in on the action! We’ve put together these awesome FREE printables so that you can grab your kids and head out to spread kindness in your community. We've also put together a simple list of ideas you and your family can do to spread kindness in your community Sept. 15 -- and every day!

Click the FREE printables below to start planning your Macaroni Kid Act of Kindness Day:

Looking for ideas?

 Here’s a list of simple things you and your family can do as random acts of kindness in your neighborhood and town:

  • Smile at everyone. Smiles spread!
  • Tape $2 to a Redbox machine.
  • Help someone with bags at the grocery store.
  • Leave a note in a library book.
  • Pick up trash.
  • Buy bubbles at the dollar store and leave them at a playground for other children.
  • Wash someone’s car.
  • Visit an elderly neighbor.
  • Let someone jump ahead in line.
  • Compliment a friend.
  • Hold the door for someone.
  • Leave happy notes on cars at the mall.
  • Write a thank you note for your mail carrier.
  • Give popsicles or frozen water/Gatorade to your garbage collectors.
  • Bake cookies for neighbors and leave on their doorsteps.
  • Pay for a stranger’s coffee at the drive-thru.
  • Donate toys.
  • Write chalk messages on the sidewalk.
  • Paint Kindness Rocks and hide them.
  • Donate food to a food pantry.
  • Bring flowers to your teacher. 
  • Donate supplies to a homeless shelter. 
  • Take treats to the police or fire station.
  • Tell someone how much you love them.

  • Make someone else’s bed.
  • Visit a nursing home.
  • Invite someone new to play on the playground. 
  • Tell the principal how great your teacher is. 
  • Fill a jar with candy for another family.
  • Bring a treat to the custodian.
  • Make dinner for your parents.
  • Make a get well card for local hospital patients.
  • Bring your neighbors’ trash cans up for them. 
  • Donate toys to a local shelter.
  • Do a chore without being asked.
  • Give a treat to the bus driver. 
  • Collect canned goods for a food pantry.
  • Buy extra school supplies for a teacher. 
  • Teach someone to play your favorite game.
  • Give friends a 'hug' coupon. 
  • Ask someone new to play at recess. 
  • Write a poem for a neighbor. 
  • Make a homemade gift for someone.
  • Deliver water bottles, socks, and other needed items to a homeless shelter.
  • Give high fives to friends. 
  • Make a card for your librarian.
  • Send a postcard to a friend. 
  • Hug your mom or dad.

What will you do as a random act of kindness? Share your ideas and your Macaroni Kid Act of Kindness Day fun on social media using #MKAOKDAY! Also, follow along on our Facebook event page for more event information.


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