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With the holidays approaching, it’s the perfect time to start thinking about ways to spread some holiday cheer! One fun way to do this is with a little help from the elves. These Kindness Elves Printables are a great way to encourage your kids to be kind and do good deeds throughout the holiday season.
Pay it Forward Christmas Ideas
The holiday season is a perfect time to shower others with daily acts of kindness. You know the expression “the gift of giving.” Giving of yourself and your time really is a gift to yourself. Teach your children the importance of serving others with Christmas pay it forward ideas.
These fun kindness elves notes can be used with or without an Elf on the Shelf. In fact, you can use the ideas to fill your home with the act of serving others not even using an Elf.
Take a look at some of these fun ideas for paying it forward this Christmas.
Pass Out Candy Canes
Clean Your Sibling’s Room
Bake a Treat for Neighbor
Collect Toys to Donate to Someone Else
Collect and Deliver Cans for Food Pantry
Donate Old Blankets or Towels to the Animal Shelter
Write a Kind Note for your Teacher
Forgive Someone and Pray for Them
Do a Chore for your Brother or Sister
Set the Dinner Table
Pick up Trash at the Park
These are just a few of the fun 25 Christmas daily acts of kindness you can do this holiday season.
If you found showing others thoughtful gestures a bit fun, then see more ways to pay it forward with Random Acts of Kindness (RAKs) all year.
What is the Story of the Kindness Elves?
The Story of the the Kindness Elves is a book written by Anna Ranson and Benjamin Byrne. The Kindness Elves storybook introduces children to the joy that showing daily acts of kindness can bring, in whimsical and magical ways. The elves focus on love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, and goodness (which you might recognize as the Fruits of the Spirit.)
While the book is an introduction to the Kindness Elves dolls and Accessories Kit, they do not have to be used with holiday kindness gestures. The two can be separated and used individually.
Whether you believe in elves or not, kindness elves are real because acts of good gestures are real. We can all be a secret Santa or an empathetic elf with small acts of kind gestures this Christmas season.
Ways to Use the Kindness Elf on the Shelf Printable
Some say the best way to spread Christmas cheer is by singing loud for all to hear. We all know that using ones vocal chords do the loudest degree might actually do the opposite. This season, bring empathy, gratitude and (of course) holiday cheer by performing Random Acts of Kindness for Christmas.
As busy parents, sometimes it’s hard to come up with new ideas on our own. This Christmas kindness elves resource is all you need to jump start that idea. Once you print off these 25 Kindness Elves Ideas, there are several ways you can use them.
Random Acts of Kindness
Have your kids pick one random act of kindness to do each day! They can choose from the elf ideas or they can write down their own on the cards provided. This promote kindness, sharing, and gratitude in children.
Good Deed Tracker
If you have an Elf on the Shelf, you could put these papers in his backpack and have him bring one to your child each day. Your kid can then do the good deed and check it off the list with the included good deed checklist. It’s like a little book of big kindness record keeper.
Classroom Kindness Challenge
Challenge your child’s class to see who can complete the most acts of kindness! Each day, have your child write down the act of kindness they completed and then bring it back to school to add to the classroom chart. This is incredibly cute if you are a teacher doing Elf on the Shelf in the classroom. You could even make this pat of your school community and give each classroom a challenge of getting the most RAKs.
Let your kids choose which act of kindness they want to do each day. They can mix it up and do different things or they can focus on one type of act (like always giving compliments or a smile).
Start a Kindness Chain
See how long you can keep the kindness going! After your child completes an act of kindness, have them find someone else to do something nice for. That person can then pay it forward and do something nice for someone else. Keep going to see how long the chain can be! You could incorporate this into a Christmas paper chain craft alternating festive red and green construction paper. See how long your chain can get.
Elf on the Shelf Ideas
Cut the mischief! Toss the pranks. If you have an Elf on the Shelf doll, he can deliver cards with acts of kindness kids can do each day. This could be delivered with his new location each day. You could even deliver a kindness card in the mailbox as daily mail. You could also have him do one of the acts of kindness himself and then leave a note for your child explaining what he did. Use with an Elf doll or with the original Kindness Elves Dolls. Check out more Elf on the Shelf Ideas here.
Start a new tradition that feels a little bit more true to the celebration of the season. You can easily print off these Kindness Elves ideas and use them in your Christmas Eve traditions. We like to use the kindness ideas alongside our other Christmas traditions like Christmas pajamas, a holiday movie, or even a night before Christmas book!
Give as a Gift
If you LOVE this Kindness Elf on the Shelf printable, then you’re really going to LOVE giving it as a gift. You can package it up and give it to a friend, neighbor, or family member. It makes the perfect Christmas gift!
The holidays are a time to spread cheer and kindness, and what better way to do that than with these adorable printables? These Kindness Elves Ideas are perfect for encouraging your kids (and even adults!) to do good deeds throughout the holiday season. You can use them in several different ways, like tracking good deeds, doing random acts of kindness, or even starting a kindness chain.
Kindness Elf on the Shelf Printables
Let’s be ELFless (selfless) and choose kindness! Are you ready to print our Kindness Elves Resources? Grab this Kindness Elf Printable Bundle in our Elf store and immediately have 25 daily magic of kindness ideas.
What’s included in the set?
- 25 Kindness cards on small notes for the elves to deliver (use or without your own kindness elves)
- A Random Act of Kindness Checklist to keep track of your progress
- Optional: Blank Elf notes for you to personalize fill out on your own
Have an amazing impact while having lots of fun! Let’s make the world kinder – grab these Random Acts of Kindness Elf on the Shelf ideas today!
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In our free printable library, you can also shower a delivery driver with this free Random Acts of Kindness printable for USPS, FedEx and UPS.
More Elf on the Shelf Fun
We are back, so is the Elf on the Shelf! If you have been with us a long time, you know we have brought you a new Elf on the Shelf Ideas daily (in the months of November and December) for the past seven years. You can view our Elf on the Shelf Master List for a full list of ideas including every idea we have ever done.
For many of these Elf on the Shelf ideas, make sure you have an elf that can bend. You can do that easily with our Bendable Elf on the Shelf tutorial. You also can shop our collection of Elf Printables for ideas to cover the entire season!
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What is Elf on the Shelf?
Elf on the Shelf is a Christmas Tradition. The tradition has a book and a elf doll. The book is poetic and in rhyme sharing the purpose of the Elf’s visits. The Elf visits each Thanksgiving. He/She goes and returns from the North Pole each evening. Every morning he can be found in a new location in the house. The Elf has been found in the refrigerator, fishing in the toilet, writing messages on the mirror or hanging from the lights. It is VERY IMPORTANT, the Elf is not touch each evening or his Christmas magic will be lost! Each family is able to name their special elf. The elves return to their home (Santa’s North Pole Work shop) every Christmas Eve. An Elf’s Story can also be found on DVD.
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