Acts of Kindness Calendar to Give a Sprinkle of Gratitude

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In the world of Disney, “Pixie Dust” is synonymous with magic and enchantment. It’s that special something that turns ordinary moments into extraordinary ones. It is a way of changing someone’s day, bringing a smile to the surface, with acts of kindness.

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And this Thanksgiving, we invite you to bring a bit of that magic into your celebration as you teach kids gratitude, craft with creativity, and give back to your community.

Thanksgiving is a time to reflect on the things to be thankful for, and what better way to do so than by creating a magical and memorable experience for your family?

To kick off our “Pixie Dust Thanksgiving,” we’ll start with a heartwarming activity.

Acts of Kindness Advent Calendar

Create an “Acts of Kindness” calendar for the holiday season. Each day, reveal an act of kindness that family members can perform to bring joy to someone’s life.

These acts could include helping a neighbor, sending a thank-you note, or donating to a food drive.

Remember, “Pixie Dust” is all about those small, meaningful surprises that bring smiles. Whether it’s a heartfelt message in a bottle, or crafting for a cause, let the enchantment of this Thanksgiving fill your hearts with joy and your community with gratitude.

So, go ahead, sprinkle some “Pixie Dust” this Thanksgiving, and watch the magic happen.

Embrace the season of gratitude, and let your children understand that thankfulness isn’t just a word; it’s a way of living and giving back.

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Creating Your Acts of Kindness Calendar

Step 1: Prepare Your Calendar

You can start with a traditional Advent calendar or create your own. I really like this one. It could be a physical one with doors or pockets, or a digital version. The key is to have 24 spaces to represent the days leading up to Christmas.

Step 2: Choose Your Acts of Gratitude

Now comes the fun part! Fill each day with an act of kindness. You can choose from simple gestures like:

  • Sending a thoughtful text or email to a friend or family member.
  • Complimenting someone sincerely.
  • Donating to a local charity.
  • Making a batch of homemade cookies to share.
  • Leaving a kind note for a neighbor.
  • Writing a thank-you letter to someone you appreciate.
  • Preparing a heartfelt message for someone who has made a difference in your life.

Step 3: Add a Personal Touch

Make each act of kindness feel extra special by adding a personal touch. For example, if the day’s act involves sending a compliment, you could create a beautiful compliment card. Or, if it’s about making a donation, let your children choose the cause and even deliver the donation together.

Step 4: Embrace the Surprise

One of the joys of an Advent calendar is the element of surprise. Keep the acts of kindness a secret until each day arrives. When you open the calendar, you’ll discover the day’s act of kindness and carry it out with joy.

So, gather your family, prepare your acts of kindness calendar, and get ready to spread joy and warmth this December. Let’s celebrate the holiday season in a way that truly makes the world a better place—one act of kindness at a time.

Our Gratitude Wall: Messages from the Community

I gave my neighbor flowers becuase she is always checking up on us!

We live in HOA- We Noticed our neighbors grass was high, we didnt want them to get a fine so my husband cut their grass!

Diana Guzman writes in her blog Coloring with Love, her blog is designed For Mothers , Fathers, Caretakers and Children to spend quality time together while doing fun and entertaining Arts and crafts Activities together to help build their relationship.

You can follow Diana in her private Facebook community

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