Spreading SMILES with Random Acts of Kindness
It's World Smile Day and what better way to CELEBRATE than by spreading joy with Random Acts of Kindness! It's important that we also teach our children that kindness is valuable for ourselves and to those we share it with. Performing random acts of kindness with our children can help to encourage compassionate and empathetic behaviors throughout their lives and into adulthood. Check out these ADORAble random acts of kindness to help you celebrate World Smile Day!
This act of kindness is really simple and should be practiced every day. You never know how far it will go to say something nice to someone else! Everyone enjoys having their efforts acknowledged and we should all work harder at this. Encourage your little one to acknowledge the things they like about others around them because smiles are contagious!
Donate Old Belongings
We can all become attached to belongings, and this is a GREAT way to teach children how to separate from items that are no longer needed while giving back to your local community. Let your little one's gather old clothing and toys that are not in use and take them down to your local charity. Bonus points if you leave a kind note in a pocket for the next owner of your old favorite item!
Make a Handmade Gift
Gifts don't have to be costly to bring a smile to someone's face! Handmade gifts are fun for kids to make while extending appreciation towards another person. Have your little one choose a few people that they are grateful for and let the creativity flow!
Write Thank You Notes
Thank you notes don't have to be just for receiving gifts. We should encourage our little one's to recognize the people working behind the scenes to ensure they have a good life. Hard work deserves to be recognized and everyone loves to hear that they are appreciated. Especially grandparents, teachers, baby sitters, and even siblings too!
Care for Animals
Caring for a animal is a wonderful way to teach our little ones that animals deserve kindness while also teaching responsibility. If you do not have a family pet to care for, animal shelters often have programs for little one's to read to homeless pets. Look into your local shelters to see what programs they may have for children. We know the animals would smile with gratitude if they could!
Help a Neighbor
Sometimes, just a little bit of help is all someone needs and it honorable to offer your services to others! This is especially the case for our elderly neighbors. This can be as simple as carrying some groceries for a neighbor or raking leaves. However you can offer help, we know it will be appreciated.
Learn how to #BeKind and #BePositive with Adora's #BeBright Lulu!
Adora's Be Bright Dolls each have their own unique animal friend, story, hashtag and a streak of hair that changes color in the sun! The Be Bright Collection is here to remind little ones to be smart, fearless, proud, positive, kind and ALWAYS #BeBright! Learn more about our interactive 14 inch dolls, Be Bright Lulu and Honey!
Adora Be Bright Lulu Doll with Color-Changing Hair
Hi - I'm Lulu! I'm a fast-footed acrobat; I'm always quick to follow my friends with positivity and a smile! Like a bunny, my spirit animal, I try to put a smile on my loved ones faces! I call upon my animal powers to remind my friends to be kind to everyone they meet. It takes more muscles to frown than smile so don't forget to turn that frown upside down! #BeKind