Random Acts of Christmas Kindness Advent Calendar - RACK Printables, Cover Photos, and Links

Random Acts of Christmas Kindness Advent Calendar - RACK Printables, Cover Photos, and Links from The More With Less Mom

 

This year for our advent calendar I wanted to incorporate random acts of kindness. In the past I have assigned tasks to specific days, but it seems like often that task is not best suited for that day. I have decided this year to make a paper chain Christmas countdown to help the littles visualize the oncoming holiday. I will also fill a mason jar with folded slips of paper that will include both ideas for random acts of Christmas kindness, as well as fun ways to enjoy the holidays and each other. We will pick a slip each day, and if that slip does not work for that day we will put it back and pick another. On the weekend we will pick several ideas and do an act of kindness day, grouping similar things like a trip to the shopping mall. We will spend our December weekends enjoying each other's company, doing crafts and baking, and helping others in small ways.

Please enjoy these Random Acts of Christmas Kindness Printables:

RACK Cards Free Printable

Print these cards to leave with your gifts and treats so your recipient knows what it is. (6 per page) This has a quote from Edith Wharton.

Random Acts of Christmas Kindness Printable Cards from The More With Less Mom

RACK Cards Free Printable PDF


If you prefer you can use this vintage "Compliments of the season" image and stick it in a business card template

Random Acts of Christmas Kindness Printable Cards from The More With Less Mom

RACK Tear-Tab Free Printable

Print out these tear-tab flyers to leave on bulletin boards in the laundromat, gas station, or library. Attach mini candy canes, chocolate kisses, peppermint candies, or tiny toys from the dollar store. Cut the vertical dotted lines and fold on the horizontal dotted line so it is easy to tear off a treat.

RACK Tear-Tab Free Printable from The More With Less Mom
RACK Tear-Tab Free Printable PDF

Random Acts of Christmas Kindness Ideas Free Printable

Use these printables to create your RACK Advent calendar

Random Acts of Christmas Kindness Ideas Free Printable from The More With Less Mom
Random Acts of Christmas Kindness Ideas Free Printable


Use the Word doc to select the tasks that work best for your family and just print what you want (font used Santa's Sleigh)
Use the PDF to print a pretty set of tasks on cardstock to cut out (10 pages)

RACK Cover Photos

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Thrifty Advent Calendar Ideas:

Easy Home-Made Christmas Advent Calendar from Mr Printables
An Easy, No-Frills Advents Calendar from the Art of Simple
Holiday Traditions: Free Printable Activity Advent Calendar from Only Passionate Curiosity
25 Days of Christmas Advent Calendar from Craftaholics Anonymous
Mason Jar Advent Calendar from Truth in the Tinsel
Christmas Advent Jar from Just A Girl
Make Your Own Mason Jar Advent Calendar from It's Organised
Clothes Pin Advent Calendar from Lime Green Bogie Girl (Kirsty Wiseman Blog)
DIY-Last minute advent calendar FREE printable from Better Than I Could Have Imagined
DIY Advent Calendar from Nifty Thrifty Things
Random Acts of Christmas Kindness Advent Calendar from Everyday Road to Healthy
Advent Calendar/ Kalendarz Adwentowy from Baju-Baju-Marysiowe

RACK Printables:

RACK :: Download Edition from TSJ Photography
Random Acts of Kindness Advent Calendar from Life Your Way
Random Acts of Christmas Kindness from Momumental Savings
Random Acts of Christmas Kindness from Practice Hospitality

Random Acts of Christmas Kindness Posts:

{RACK} Advent Calendar from Katherine Marie
Christmas Advent Calendar - Random Acts Of Kindness from Life at Cobble Hill Farm
Let's Go RACKing from The First Grade Parade

RACK Pinterest Boards:

Advent Calendar from The More With Less Mom
RACK (Random Act of Christmas Kindness) Ideas
R.A.C.K - Random Acts of Christmas Kindness
Project R.A.C.K. (Random Acts of Christmas Kindness)
Christmas Cheer- Kindness at Christmas time
Random acts of kindness at Christmas
Random Acts Of Christmas Kindness
Random Acts of Christmas Kindness
Random Acts of Christmas Kindness
Random Acts of Christmas Kindness Ideas

RACK Ideas:

I tried to keep these ideas frugal: free, use what you have, or very cheap. I wanted things that the kids could help with, if not do themselves.

Acknowledge someone who has helped you today, no matter how small or easy the task
Adopt a classroom in need (send holiday treats, craft supplies)
Adopt a family in need from church, your child’s school or a local shelter
Anonymously pay for someone’s dinner
Ask someone about something important to them and genuinely show interest in what they have to say
Babysit so a husband and wife can have a date
Bake something and take it to work/school
Bring a new mom a casserole/soup/dinner
Bring a single parent cookie dough (make it yourself and refrigerate in a log)
Bring food to a bachelor
Bring hot chocolate to bell ringers
Bring someone who lives alone a surprise (like kid art) and visit them
Buy 4 $5.00 gift cards and pass them out to people on the street
Check in on someone you know is alone
Chop firewood for senior citizens
Clean out toys, clothes, etc and donate them
Count your blessings and write them down
Deliver Christmas treats to neighbors
Deliver poinsettias, treats, and cards to the local assisted living center
Donate blankets, towels, or pet food to a local animal shelter
Donate canned goods to local food pantry
Drop off books and magazines to a hospital, nursing home or doctor’s office
Forgive someone in a bad mood or who is negative today and say something genuinely nice to them
Give a compliment to the manager of someone who helps you today
Go to a grocery store and hand a (grocery store) gift card to someone standing in line
Hand out pretty flowers (fresh, fake, crafted, drawn)
Have your child make homemade cards and deliver them to a women’s shelter or children’s hospital
Help someone at the grocery store retrieve something out of their reach or difficult for them
Hold the door open for someone today
Instead of complaining about something, give someone a compliment
Leave a basket of Christmas gifts on the doorstep of a family I need
Leave a tip for someone who helps you regularly
Leave mini candy canes on a pull-tab sheet on bulletin boards
Leave candy canes on cars
Leave small Christmas treats/gifts in shopping carts for folks to find
Listen to (don’t just hear them) everyone you speak with today
Make a card and send it to a friend for no reason
Make a street pretty for Christmas (pick up roadside trash, put ribbons on trees…)
Make and deliver “blessing bags” to the homeless
Make eye contact and smile at those you encounter today
Offer someone behind you at the grocery store to go ahead of you
Offer to buy a pack of gum or mints for the checkout clerk at grocery store
Offer to help someone do a task they don’t want to do
Offer to help someone who looks like they need assistance (i.e. an elderly person pumping gas, etc.)
Pay for donuts and coffee at church/school/club
Pay for the person behind you at a coffee shop or drive-thru
Purchase toys for kids in need
Renew a relationship with someone you’ve lost touch with
Run an errand for someone
Say an encouraging word today
Say hello to everyone you come into contact with today
Send a friendly note or verse to a long lost friend
Send a thank you note to someone who has helped you in the past
Send of box of mittens and hats to a homeless shelter
Send someone a small gift anonymously
Shovel snow for an elderly neighbor
Smile at everyone you meet today
Take an all-night gas station employee a surprise
Tape coins & candy canes to soda/vending machines
Tape coins to gumball/vending machines
Tape microwave popcorn to Redbox machine
Tape money to a parking meter
Tell all your family members how much you appreciate them
Thank a teacher, bring a card and treats
Thank the local firefighters, bring a card and treats
Thank the local librarians, bring a card and treats
Thank the local police officers, bring a card and treats
Thank the local post office employees, bring a card and treats
Visit a senior center, bring pretty pictures and sing carols
Visit a shopping mall and hand out lollipops or fruit leather to kids (ask parents)
Visit a shopping mall and hand out jingle bell necklaces to kids
Visit a shopping mall and help shoppers load bags into their cars
Visit a shopping mall and hold open doors for shoppers
Visit a shopping mall and leave little Christmas treats in the carts for the next shopper
Visit a shopping mall and leave quarters at the coin-operated rides
Visit a shopping mall and set up a free gift wrap station
Visit a shopping mall and take carts back for shoppers
Visit a shopping mall or park and pick up any litter you see
Visit the hospital and deliver snacks to the nurse’s station
Visit the hospital and leave stuffed animals or coloring books & crayons on the children’s floor
Visit the library and put dollar bills in some of your favorite books
Visit the public library and pay for someone’s overdue fines
Visit your neighbors with a card and well wishes
Volunteer in a classroom
Write a thank you note for the crossing guard at school

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