Next week is not only Valentine’s Day but it’s also Random Acts of Kindness Week and we’re ready to share the love.
Tanger is rewarding little acts of kindness with daily prizes on social media and surprise payoffs when shopping your favorite Tanger stores. Click here or follow Tanger on Facebook to find out more about how you can share your #TangerLove for a chance to win.
You may remember from my first Little Acts of Kindness post that we make it a point to incorporate these gestures year round, but it’s especially important in February because the entire nation will be taking part. Hey, why not take advantage of that positive peer pressure to teach a valuable lesson…right?
So, in the spirit of continuing to spread kindness, here are a few Valentine’s themed activities that you can do as a family that will encourage everyone to share the love throughout the community.
- For smaller children, encourage them to hold the door, say please and thank you, or even just hug their family members more often.
- At the drive-thru, pay for the order of the person behind you and leave a kind Valentine’s Day note for the cashier to pass along as they drive up. You can make several of these ahead of time with the kids so that you have them handy all week long. Check out the #TangerMom Pinterest board for a few examples and printables!
- Go door-to-door in your neighborhood or street passing out Valentine’s candy. My toddler LOVES our daily walks and really gets a kick out of delivering treats to our neighbors. This is the perfect gesture for even the smallest Valentine’s Day helper.
- Leave a collection of change at your local library with instructions for the librarian to use it for anyone who has overdue fines. You can even discuss/encourage your kids to donate change from their piggy banks for an extra personal touch. This is also another great opportunity to leave those Valentine’s notes that you created together!
- Hand out a single-stemmed flower at the entrance to your neighborhood as people leave or arrive home for the day, or as neighborhood kids get off the school bus.
- Stop by Shopper Services next time you’re at Tanger and pay for the next shopper’s stroller rental. They’re only $5 for the day. Just imagine the smile you would put on that momma’s face!
- Encourage your littles to eat lunch with someone new at school or take time to speak to a new classmate. It’s always great to make new friends!
- Use dinner time to discuss something nice that you did (individually or as a family) for someone else and plan a new activity for the next day.
Whichever acts of kindness you choose to do with your littles, make it creative and fun by creating a kindness board (or tree). There are some great examples on my Pinterest board that you can use for inspiration.
The kiddos will love it and it’s such a great way to encourage them to participate (willingly)!