Over 30 Simple Random Acts of Kindness Ideas

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It’s been six months since I started my #loveforjj  Random Acts of Kindness project.  What a six months it’s been!  I’ve learned many things along the way.  Things like-

  • it really doesn’t take a ton of time to spread kindness
  • there are A LOT of people that could use a simple friendly gesture to turn their outlook around
  • sometimes it’s hard to get going but once you start, it’s almost addicting
  • my service love language is food- the first thought I have is always to bake a treat
  • serving others benefits the people you serve and you!
  • during one of the toughest years of my life, simple RAOKs have helped me look past my trials and focus on other people – such a blessing
  • kids learn by example
  • there are sooo many good good people out there…..
    The list goes on and on.

Over 30 Random Acts of Kindness Ideas and Printables www.thirtyhandmadedays.com

Lots of people have asked me for ideas for Random Acts of Kindness.  There are about a million of them out there.  But I’ve compiled a list so you have plenty of them right at your fingertips.  Here are over 30 posts with ideas of things you can do to spread some joy:

Random Acts of Kindness for Birthday from Daze of Adventure

Random Acts of Kindness cards
Random Acts of Kindness printable

Trace Your Arms and Mail A Hug to your Grandparents! #mail #grandparentsday #valentines
Send a hug from Paging Supermom

Treat someone printable from 30days via Life Rearranged

according to kelly
Collect hotel toiletries for the Ronald McDonald House from According to Kelly via Somewhat Simple

You’ve Been Ding Dong Ditched
from Poppies at Play

Random Acts of Kindness Just Because Plate
Just Because Plate

The Kind Kids Club
from a Year of Many Firsts

Refresh someone
from Joy’s Hope

Kids Totes
from eighteen 25

30th Birthday Random Acts of Kindness
from Warm Winter Wishes

Welcome a new neighbor printable

Thank you toppers for hospital from Somewhat Simple

Bring a treat to neighbors
from 30days via Joy’s Hope

Small & Simple Acts of Service from Less Cake More Frosting via Somewhat Simple

Random Acts of Kindness Summer List www.thirtyhandmadedays.com
RAOK Summer List

A little bit of sunshine, painted rocks from seven thirty three

Help the Elderly – Service Ideas to Do with Kids
from Pennies of Time

Thinking of you cupcakes from Somewhat Simple

Give a book to a friend from Joy’s Hope

Make Chemo Care Packages
from Pennies of Time

Blessing Bags from Top of the Page via Joy’s Hope

The Birthday Project
with Printables from Girl with a Glue Gun

Kindness Note Printables
from Kind Over Matter

Kids Summer Jar Ideas: Kindness, Reading + Memories Printables www.thirtyhandmadedays.com
Summer Kindness Jar

Secret Service Activity
from the Fickle Pickle

Kindness Day
from Hart to Heart

Thank someone in service
from Joy’s Hope

40 Acts of Kindness for 40th Birthday
from Making Life Whimsical

Handwritten Note Day  printable from Pen and Paint via Life Rearranged

Random Acts of Kindness Cards
from So Wonderful So Marvelous

Kindness Quotes www.thirtyhandmadedays.com
Kindness quotes

If you follow me on Instagram you may have seen some of the things we have done as a family since January. I haven’t documented everything but I’ve tried to post pics as I’ve gone along.

In February we delivered donuts to neighbors. In March I made a “just because” plate.

In May it was the RAOK Summer list.

In June more treats were delivered. (see – I told you I liked delivering treats!) And just yesterday we donated clothes to Goodwill, books to our local library and blankets to the animal shelter.
The main thing I hope to convey is that ANYONE can do what we’ve done.  You don’t have to tackle all 30+ ideas on this list.  Start simple and go for it!!

I’d love to hear some of the things you’ve done to spread kindness! Leave a comment and let me know.


  1. Doreen says

    i am doreen from the philippines and i read this. now, i am inspired to do random acts of kindness but i don’t know how to start it. can you give me some advice?

  2. says

    I absolutely adore all of these ideas! I’m celebrating turning 30 tomorrow with random acts of kindness and just put my own little list together. Thank you for the inspiration! :)


  3. says

    OMGosh…. LOVE this post! Super duper FANTASTIC ideas! I’m a huge believer in RAOK, and I have found many, many inspiring ideas in this post! Thanks for sharing xo
    live happy

  4. Nancy R says

    two More ROAKs: Pass on a smile! When in a drive thru pay for the person’s bill that is behind you. Keep it up

  5. says

    Thank you so much for including us in this fun round-up! Lots of great ideas and fun ways to serve. Enjoyed reading about what you did with your kids! We are going to use your “welcome to the neighborhood” idea. :)

  6. says

    I love this idea. I think you’re right – if we all just stopped and took a moment to think of someone else and do something nice for them, the world would be a much better place. I’m going to try to practice this more in daily life.

  7. says

    Hi Mique – It’s so important to spread kindness these days… I feel like the world has forgotten what it’s all about. I did a series right after Sandy Hook and dedicated one day of kindness for each child lost.
    It’s from my old blog and transferred over so the formatting isn’t the greatest, but the heartfelt sentiment is still there.
    Thanks for sharing! Hugs, Holly

  8. says

    Thank you so much for including us in your post! It’s been 6 months since our incredible day….your post has such great ideas in it! Now it’s time to do some acts of service with my kids!
    Have a whimsical day!

  9. Kristyn says

    LOVE all these ideas! Thanks for putting this list together… definitely need to do some of these right away! :D

    • says

      Thanks so much Kristyn! Happy to put the list together- I’m excited to tackle a few more of these ideas. xoxo