We had a great session on 'kindness' a few weeks back. My class are no strangers to raoking, and naturally were most excited to put forward their ideas on what I (or indeed, anyone) could do as a Random Act of Kindness.
I asked them "what kind thing could you do to make someone smile?" Here are their suggestions (there were so many, I've split the bunch in two):
* Give a funny card to someone.
* Let someone drive past when you are trying to get out.
* Plant more seeds.
* Help someone when they are ill.
* Be nice to the flatmates.
* Send someone a letter or card.
* Offer an older person your seat on the Tube.
* Buy someone a drink.
* Bake someone a cake.
* Help someone to do their chores when they are ill.
* Do something for charity.
* Tidy your room before mummy asks.
* Adopt a badger.
* Plant a tree.
* Write a nice letter to your friends.
* Give food to the poor.
* Help someone get off the tube.
* Give a present to someone who's feeling sad.
* Try to help someone feel better when they are ill.
* Give a coffee to all the teachers.
* Help your sister to read.
* Give your unwanted clothes to a homeless shelter or a charity shop.
* Take care of someone who feels tired.
* Help a blind man across the road.
* Send people flowers.
* Call someone who you miss.
* Invite your friends round for dinner.
* Make something for someone.
* Spend your time and read a story to old people.
* Pick up rubbish on the street and put it in the bin.
* Tell someone which way to go if they are lost.
* Help someone by carrying their books.
Pretty groovy, eh? I'm going to try a few of these this week. 8 and 9 year olds are wise.