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 🙂 ).
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 🙂
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