Random Acts of Kindness: Today's Leadership Play of the Day

Oct 12, 2020

Good leaders constantly ask themselves, “how can I make someone feel good about themselves, inspire a positive attitude, or help them gain confidence?” In today’s Leadership Play of the Day from the Ripken Playbook, you will practice thinking this way as you perform acts of kindness for people in your community. 

Acts of Kindness


  • Poster board or paper
  • Crayons or markers
  • Pen/pencil

Let's Begin

  1. Brainstorm seven acts of kindness that you can do for your family or for someone in your community.
  2. Write your list on your paper or poster board with the help of an adult. Plan to complete one kind act per day for at least one week. Use crayons or markers to decorate your list!
  3. Here are some good ideas to get you started.
    1. Say something positive to a family member.
    2. Help someone before they ask.
    3. Write a thank you note for something someone does. This could be your mailman, mom, dad, or sibling. 
    4. With the help of a family member, pick up trash in your community. 
  4. Every day after you complete your act of kindness, check it off your list and reflect about how that kind act made you feel and how it impacted the person you helped.
  5. Have fun completing your list and enjoy the gratitude you will receive from others in return!

What was your most memorable act of kindness? Did you receive any in return? Share with us on social media!

For more Leadership activities, check out our Healthy Choices, Healthy Children – Leadership edition.