The world needs more of kindness. One great way to remind your classroom, your family, and yourself to be kinder is to print a Random Acts of Kindness calendar. Then, make an effort every day to do at least one kind of thing. If you have this as a goal each day, you may find yourself doing more kind things than just one.
sharing kindness advent calendar
December kindness calendar
This spreadsheet can be used to create a calendar for any month or year. You can also customize the list of ideas, filter them. You could even create a list of 1000 ideas and then display them randomly on each month.
November kindness month
The challenge was not to create a monthly calendar – it was to do some act of kindness. But, we happened to be working on another calendar idea at that time and decided to put it on hold while we developed this one.
How to Use the Kindness Calendar
Step 1: Enter the Year and Month
Everything in the calendar worksheet is automated, so on the calendar worksheet, you only need to enter the year and month.
Step 2: Choose a Color Theme
In Excel, go to Page Layout > Themes > Colors and choose a color scheme.
Step 3: Add Your Own Acts of Kindness
This is where the spreadsheet comes into life. In the Acts of Kindness worksheet, you can insert new rows to add your own ideas.
You can sort and filter by category.
You can also mark your favorites, then sort the list by your favorite column to put your favorites on top.
This wouldn’t be a true “random” acts of kindness calendar if you couldn’t randomize your list!
The column uses a very special formula to ignore filtered results, so don’t edit the column.
Step 4: Print and Pin
Whether you are printing it for a classroom or just want to share a custom set of ideas, go ahead and print or take a screenshot to share with your friends on social media.