No hitting. No biting. No snatching. No pushing. No pinching. No kicking. Share. Be polite. Wait your turn.
Have you had to repeat those words hundreds of times to your egocentric toddler? I have! And so, to challenge him to develop more kindness and compassion to others, here is a list of 21 things we will be doing this week, as a self-declared Kindness Week for the Lims.
- Give drinks to the construction workers outside our home
- Prepare a bag of snacks to give the other children in his playgroup
- Make a thank you note for his teachers
- Make breakfast for grandparents
- Choose a toy from his collection to give to baby Elijah
- Give daddy a massage
- Give mummy a massage
- Read the newspaper and pray for someone who was affected by a tragic event
- Pick up litter and put it into the rubbish bin
- Bring a welcome gift to any new neighbours
- Make a thank you note for the local fire station
- Make a thank you note for the local police station
- Make a thank you note for our helper
- Bring flowers to a nursing home and distribute it to the residents
- Bring snacks to the playground for other children
- Help to give baby Elijah a bath
- Bring some snacks and visit great grandma
- Wash daddy’s car
- Record a video note and send it his Godparents
- Make a drawing for his aunt who is not feeling well
- Bake cookies for his cousins
Do you have other ideas for Acts of Kindness that a toddler can do?