Compliment Cards for Kids

I love celebrating small things with my kids. I think it’s because even the smallest thing is such a big deal to them. Oh it’s national taco day?? Tacos are like the greatest thing EVER then, OMG! Haha. Although, in fairness to tacos, they are pretty great every day of the year.

Kids are so excitable and it makes everyday things seem more fun, don’t you agree? Cue our mini celebration using compliment cards for kids:

This can be an easy way to teach them stuff, too! If we’re celebrating something, Lulu will do just about anything in the spirit of celebration. January 24th is National Compliment Day, so I thought I’d use this as an opportunity to teach her some ways to be kind to others.

She just turned 3 and I think is finally rounding the corner of thinking everything revolves around her and is starting to consider other peoples’ feelings (not so much her 9 month old brother’s feelings, but we’re working on that ๐Ÿ™‚ ).

An Easy Way to Spread Kindness

To celebrate National Compliment Day, Lulu and I made “compliment cards”. She helped me decide on nice things we could say to someone, and we printed those on cards for her to give to people.

We gave them to people at the grocery store, neighbors, and the garbage men. We also tucked a few in places around town for people to find. Everyone loved getting one and it was so great for Lulu to see how she could positively impact people by being kind.

I also decided to print out a few blank cards to let her decide on her own what to say for a few people. She came up with her own compliments for her daddy, brother, and grandparents. It was so sweet!

She didn’t really get what to do at first, but eventually came up with some cute/funny compliments. They loved the fact that she thought of them!

I’m not sure how much she understands the concept of a “compliment” yet, but it was wonderful to expose her to how a kind act can brighten someone’s day. And it was so easy to do, we just printed them out and gave them away!

Below is a free printable to get your own compliment cards for kids. The last page is blank so you can have your kids fill in their own compliment to close friends and family members as well! I hope you and your family enjoy them as much as we did.

P.S. You are lovely and I appreciate you! Happy National Compliment Day ๐Ÿ™‚

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96 thoughts on “Compliment Cards for Kids

  1. This is great! We used to do something similar at work – nobody gets along so it is to supposed to help – and an adult or kid can totally appreciate a few words of kindness!

    1. Definitely, the earlier the better! Especially with toddlers being so naturally self-absorbed just because of where they’re at developmentally, it’s great to find a way to be kind that they enjoy!

  2. I wish more people would use some of these. They are great for kids but I can also see some of them being used in the office – especially about the appreciation of hard work!

  3. I didnโ€™t know there was a National compliment day. What a great concept. I love these sweet notes to give to my kiddo. She looks forward to them in her lunch. You just reminded me to get back into doing this. Iโ€™ve stopped for a a few weeks.

    1. How sweet! I would love to do something like that when my daughter starts school. What a great way to make kids feel loved

  4. I like that you printed a few empty ones, so your daughter could express her feelings for the members of the family. It’s such a nice thing to teach children about the power of compliments.

    1. Definitely! Her compliments were kinda funny but I love that she’s thinking about how to be uplifting to others

    1. Thank you! We can only hope that exposing them to activities like this as children will make them kind adults!

  5. This is absolutely awesome! Exposing our kids to the concept of an act of kindness having a positive impact on the day of another is fantastic. I love these cards! Thank you!

  6. I have never know that this month is a celebration of National Complement Day. I really love your idea of making a cute compliments cards and give them to other people, at least you made them smile in that simple way!

    1. There are so many fun little holidays, I love finding something special to do for them! And yes these cards definitely made people smile which is so great:)

  7. These are adorable for any age including adults! What a wonderful way of expressing kindness. The world can use a whole lot more of appreciation for one another and kindness.

    1. Definitely! It makes me think of how a simple act of smiling at people can change their whole attitude. It’s crazy the impact such a small thing can have!

    1. That is a great idea, to give them to your children as well. Not only can they experience the impact of their own words, but they can feel the love in return!

    1. That’s important too! In order to give kindness, they need to get it first. And children sure do crave the love and kindness of their parents!

  8. Such a cute and lovely idea. I would love to try making this and surprise my kids whenever my kids do a great job or even in their daily activities :0

    1. What a great idea! They definitely need to recieve kindness as much as they need to give it. That would be a wonderful way to make your kids feel loved or accomplished!

  9. This is adorable and really important and such a great idea to teach our kids that how much compliment is necessary.

    1. I’m so happy to hear that! I hope they like them and I would love to hear some of the compliments they come up with ๐Ÿ™‚ kids are so sweet!

  10. Ok, I’m a little obsessed with this idea now. I’m pinning it! I love the effect it could have both on the giver and the receiver. It’s such a cool life lesson to give to your child in a really practical way!

    1. I’m so happy to hear that! I agree, it’s amazing how much of an effect a simple act of kindness can have on both sides. Our world is certainly needing more of it!

    1. You totally should! Kids never outgrow the need for positivity and kindness. And I bet they would come up with better compliments than my 3 year old ๐Ÿ˜‚

    1. Thank you so much! And I agree, children respond so well go positivity. To be the one brightening someone’s day would surely make them feel good about themselves

    1. So true! And it’s so cool to see the chain reaction it causes. Make someone feel loved, they’re more likely to go and make someone else feel that way as well!

  11. What a fun idea. Thanks for sharing your printables. It’s nice to have some ideas like this for boosting our little ones and spreading positivity too.

  12. This is an amazing idea. Very positive and encouraging for children. My kids east at school so I couldn’t put them in their lunches, but might try to sneak one into their backpacks. ๐Ÿ™‚

  13. Aww this is such an adorable idea!! Anything that puts a smile on a childโ€™s face and makes them feel good about themselves is wonderful. Thanks for sharing :3

  14. This is a lovely idea. What a great thing to teach your young ones! Wish I wouldโ€™ve seen this when my kids were little (all now in their 20โ€™s!). Thanks for sharing and spreading kindness.

  15. This is such a great idea! I love the thought of showing my kids that Iโ€™m grateful for them and what they do!

  16. These are so sweet! And you are so right – the smallest things can make such a huge impression on our kids!

    1. Hey Kirsty! If you subscribe under the free printable image, it should be sent to your email. If it’s still giving you trouble please let me know and I can just send them to you myself!

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