martial arts teaches kindness

Martial Arts promotes Kindness

As a martial arts instructor, I teach my students to protect themselves very well in this frequently violent world. However, I spend the same amount of time and energy teaching them how we, as martial artists and our San Diego community, can use more KINDNESS, that’s for sure! Wouldn’t El Cajon be a better place if we all did just one act of kindness a day? It’s as simple as smiling at a stranger or holding the door.

Big or small, there are opportunities for random acts of kindness all around us if we take the time to look for them. People tend to do more kind things for others at this time of year, but it doesn’t need to be the only time we focus on random acts of kindness. So our CHALLENGE for our James Martial Arts Academy Family is to practice Acts Of Kindness not just leading up to Thanksgiving and Christmas, but every day!

But what can I/ my kids do on their own? So glad you asked! Here are ideas they can do all on their own to show more kindness in the world around them. All of the following ideas are free, need little to no guidance, and can be done by even the youngest children.

50 Random Acts of Kindness – Just for kids:

1. Clean Your Room Without Being Asked

2. Let Someone Have A Turn Before You

3. Help Someone Struggling With Homework

4. Smile At Everyone You See Today

5. Leave A Kind Note For Your Teacher

6. Be Caught Being Kind

7. Ask Someone Playing Alone To Play With You

8. Pick Up Trash In Your Neighborhood

9. Only Let Kind Words Out

10. Pick A Few Toys To Donate

 11. Make It A No Complaining Day

12. Cheer Up A Friend In Need Of Cheering Up

13. Make A Card & Give It To Someone Special

14. Clean Up After Someone Else

15. Help Someone Before They Ask You

 16. Walk A Neighbors Dog

17. Make Someone Else’s Bed

18. Offer To Help Your Teacher At Recess

19. Compliment 5 People Today

20. Thank Those Who Help At Lunch

21. Tell Your Teachers Thank You

22. Say Hello To Everyone You Meet Today

23. Teach Someone Something New

24. Make A Card For Hospitalized Kids

25. Send A Card To A Soldier

26. Make A Pretty BookMark & Leave It In A Library Book

27. Do A chore For Someone Without them knowing

28. Use Only Positive Words

29. Let Someone Go Ahead Of You In Line

30. Write A Thank You Note To Your Principal

31. Tell A Loved One How Important they Are To You

32. Share A Smile With Someone Who Needs It

33. Rake Leaves or Shovel Snow For A Neighbor

34. Bring A Neighbors Garbage Up Their Driveway

35. Pick Up Litter On The Playground

36. Hold The Door For A Stranger

37. Return A Cart For Someone At The Store

38. Say Something Nice To Everyone You Talk To Today

39. Call Your Grandparents Just To Chat

40. Share A Joke With A Friend Who Needs It

 41. Give A Extra Hug To Your Parents

42. Say Thank You All Day Long

43. Share Your Toys With Your Siblings

44. Do A Favor For Someone Today

45. Include A New Friend

 46. Read A Book To A Family Member

47. Be A Positive Influence On Others

48. Share A Laugh With Someone Who Needs It

49. Let Someone Go Ahead Of You In Line

50. Tell Someone Why They Are Important To Yo