Kindness Ideas and Inspiration

Below are some great kindness initiatives taken by schools, students, classes and youth groups across the Greater Toronto Area over the last four years. If you need help designing your own activity, please reach out to one of our team members today at


Help out the environment


Kids picking up garbage in and around their school (to help their custodians and the community). 


Hands of kindness

Children trace around their hands and write how they are kind at school inside one hand and how they are kind at home inside the other.


Kindness Week journal

Write each day at least one act of kindness you do or see someone doing along with your reflections.


Handing out cookies and tea

High school students surprise commuters with treats.


ArtShare Program

Created by a grade 3 student. Submitted for The Human Kindness Project for the Artshare program

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Team up with a city councillor

Team up with a local councillor to hand out flowers to passers-by


Serve a meal at a local soup kitchen

Google "soup kitchen" or contact Volunteer Toronto to find a place to serve a lunch.

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Food drive

Students drop flyers in local homes and return during Kindness Week to collect the food. Organizations like the Salvation Army will pick up donations from school.


Surprise visitors with kindness and chocolates

Team of students handed out cookies at busy subway stops


Help younger students


High School students going to local elementary school to read to the younger grades


Chain of kindness

Children write a kind thought on a paper chain link and over the week the links get added and strung down the hallway. 


Catch Someone Doing a Kind Act

Have students "catch someone" doing a deliberate act of kindness, write it on a paper and build a wall of kindness.


Helping the homeless

Local sock drive to collect socks for the homeless


Help someone with their groceries

Kids helping people carry out their groceries 


Buy a coffee


Have students raise funds to buy coffee and muffins for teachers, admin and the janitorial staff

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Invite Firefighters to school

Invite a fire truck to the school and give all the firefighters handmade gratitude cards.


Kindness board

Classroom put together what kindness means to each of them


Walk or cycle to school

Help give the environment a break by taking one day during Kindness Week to walk, bike or scooter to and from school.

The level of our success is limited only by our imagination and no act of kindness, however small, is ever wasted.
— Aesop