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National Random Acts of Kindness Day (February 17)
Check out the weird holiday Random Acts of Kindness Day on February 17. Learn the history of this day, and get ideas on how to celebrate.
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History of National Random Acts of Kindness Day
This is an unofficial national holiday in the United States, but it’s celebrated officially in New Zealand on September 1.
It’s really easy to do a random act of kindness! You can smile at a stranger, compliment a co-worker, or even pay for the person behind you in the drive-thru. Just look around; there are so many ways you can be kind!
This weird holiday is celebrated by the Random Acts of Kindness Foundation (RAKF). It was first initiated in 1995 in Denver, Colorado. It moved to New Zealand in 2004 (although it’s celebrate on September 1 there).
According to their website:
The Random Acts of Kindness Foundation is a small nonprofit that invests our resources into making kindness the norm.
We are rooted in the belief that all people can connect through kindness and that kindness can be taught. We follow a simple framework for everything we do. Inspire -> Empower -> Act -> Reflect -> Share. Our evidence-based Kindness in the Classroom® curriculum gives students the social and emotional skills needed to live more successful lives. Our workplace kindness calendar shows companies how easy it is to change workplace culture through simple kind gestures. We create a common language between schools, work and home with all of our resources.
One of the best ways to celebrate this holiday is by paying it forward. To get in the mood, check out the incredible movie Pay It Forward – we dare you not to cry.
While we all try to practice random acts of kindness throughout the year, incorporating these activities into a calendar for National Random Acts of Kindness Day keeps the true meaning of life at the forefront.
When’s the last time that you passed along a few random acts of kindness? In this post, you’ll get some amazing and simple ideas on how you can pay it forward on National Random Acts of Kindness Day to those around you!
Random acts of kindness don’t just have to happen once in a while or only on National Random Acts of Kindness Day. With these simple random acts of kindness you can spread joy throughout the whole year!
Are you looking for inspiring random acts of kindness quotes for kids to hear on National Random Acts of Kindness Day? Here are Kindness Sayings for Children including matching books, activities, and free printable kindness day quotes.
Help your children learn to be kind to others on National Random Acts of Kindness Day with these random acts of kindness for kids. Use the free printable as a check list to help your kids complete each task.
Kindness activities for kids are simple ways to instill positive habits. Plus, children learn so much from these types of acts, big or small. Use National Random Acts of Kindness Day as a reason to help your children to engage in kindness activities and get this free printable pack of charts and trackers to help you get started!