Teaching your kids to be generous at Christmas is a fantastic way to let your kids see how good it feels. It doesn’t always have to be money either. You could bake cookies for your elderly neighbours or give someone a compliment. It’s really quite simple. Here are just a few ideas your child can do to give back this holiday season!

1) Give a compliment to a friend

12) Tape some change to a vending machine

3) Send a Christmas card to a soldier

4) Pick up litter in your neighbours lawn

5) Bring a hot chocolate to your teacher in the morning

6) Give someone a hug coupon

7) Donate food to your local food bank

8) Smile at random people

9) Make and give treats for your mail carrier1

10) Pay for a stranger’s coffee

11) Leave a happy or kindness stone for someone to find

12) Place candy canes on random vehicles’ windshields

13) Take cookies to the fire station

14) Do yard work for a neighbour

15) Buy and take some supplies to the local shelter

Written by Cleo Neufeld

Cleo Neufeld

Before meeting the love of her life, Cleo was a single mother to a beautiful little girl for many years. She shares her expertise in single parenting, building a relationship, living on a budget and more.