It is the Holiday season and many families are preparing to travel. While traveling can be fun and exciting, it can also be pretty tense. It is amazing to see how Acts of Kindness can make a positive difference during this time!
As part of our Let’s R.O.C.K. Challenge, Project Stella Resources wants to encourage families to Radiate Outrageous Compassion & Kindness where ever they are. In this post, I am providing 5 ideas to help you do that – even when traveling.
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Acts of Kindness – On the Road
Something cool to have in your car that can be made before your trip OR while you are driving and need to keep your kids occupied, are Blessing Bags or Comfort Kits (you can call it anything you want).
In these smalls bags, you can include gum, a bottle of water, pack of crackers, a gift card to a fast food restaurant, hand wipes, hand sanitizer, a piece of fruit, a couple of quarters, a Christmas card, etc.
Have these ready to hand out. But be safe! Be aware of your surroundings if stopping. Do not get involved in a traffic accident or cause danger to you or others on the road.
Acts of Kindness – In the Car
Ways that you can encourage Acts of Kindness in the car is to be prepared with some stuff to do when boredom in on the verge of causing chaos. Have each child a laptop coloring kit with paper and markers. Start by having them write cards or draw pictures that can be handed out to people who are working where you may be stopping – gas stations, restaurants, and hotels
Acts of Kindness – On the Plane
What an awesome act of kindness and COMPASSION to have something in your carry-on bag to help a parent with a fussy or irritable child. Something as simple as a pack of stickers can help or this AMAZING new toy – Travel Toyz is a bag of individual items that will keep a child entertained!
Acts of Kindness – Inspirational Rocks
Before you leave, decorate rocks with inspiring messages. Then every place you stop – the gas station, outside the restaurant or hotel, at a rest area – leave a rock for someone to find. Make it bright and colorful to it catches the attention of someone walking by.
Acts of Kindness – Scavenger Hunt
If you are looking for ways to go a little deeper and do more Acts of Kindness this season, check out our Ebook: Easy Holiday Service Projects for Families. There are several cool bonuses that come with it.
Hi! I’m Kim.
I’m a wife, mom, and educator.
I’ve worked in higher education for over 18 years and love planning events that engage students in fun, hands on experiences.
My strength is in the logistics and I plan for fun. I am now using my strengths to help others take the stress out of event planning to have quality programs for youth of all ages.