Thursday, July 14, 2011

Good Deed Ideas

As I just celebrated my 34th birthday I am wanting to encourage my children to do random acts of kindness and good deeds for each other daily. I have added this as a requirement as a chore to hopefully get them in the habit of doing this. I am however hitting a brick wall as to what they can do for each other or another family member. Since this will need to be something that is FREE I have decided that I want to create slips of paper in a jar with ideas on it, they can pull a paper out of the jar with a good deed on it, and they can decide who to do it for. I am looking for ideas from my friends and family a far of what kinds of things I can add to this. I have posted my list so far on the bottom. Please comment so I can add to the list. Thanks so much for your help. :)

Ideas for good deeds jar:

make someone's bed
pick up their toys on their bedroom floor
write a thank-you note
write a why I love you note
read a story to someone
play a game of their choice
let a sibling tag along with your friends and make them feel welcome
volunteer to help with their chores
pull weeds in the flower bed
sweep the kitchen floor
clean the back door windows
mow the lawn
make mom & dad's bed
Take out the trash
start a load of laundry for someone
process the laundry
clean out the kitty litter

This is the list I have so far. If you have any ideas that could be added to this list please let me know. I really want them to think outside of themselves and encourage helping each other. Thank you so much for your help :)