Random Acts of Kindness Ideas for Sphere of Influence Kindness Challenge

Here’s some great ideas for random acts of kindness, curtesy of Revolution Martial Arts and Fitness founder Paul Castango, a fellow UBBT member who inspired me to start this project.  Go to the bottom of this page to see how you can participate.

  1. Leave money at a vending machine.
  2. Bake a treat for the elderly
  3. Serve at a homeless shelter
  4. Run a 5k for a good cause
  5. Let someone go in front of you in line
  6. Pick up litter around a beach/park/trail
  7. Give a stranger a compliment
  8. Make dinner for a family in need
  9. Pay someone’s expired parking meter
  10. Buy flowers to hand out on the street
  11. Leave a positive letter for someone to find
  12. Buy a movie ticket for someone
  13. Pay for someone’s meal at a restaurant
  14. Write letters to soldiers
  15. Donate holiday gifts to charities
  16. Hold the door open for someone
  17. Thank a teacher with a gift
  18. Walk a neighbor’s dog
  19. Baby sit for free.
  20. Plant a tree
  21. Do a favor for someone without asking for anything in return
  22. Prepare a meal for your family
  23. Help someone with their groceries
  24. Give someone a gift card
  25. Plan a surprise for someone
  26. Leave your server a generous tip
  27. Make a family member breakfast in bed
  28. Bring a special snack to school/work for a friend
  29. Write a spontaneous thank you card
  30. Do a sibling’s chores without them asking
  31. Help someone with a flat tire
  32. Ask someone at school to join your group
  33. Write a list of things that you appreciate about someone and give it to them
  34. Help a neighbor with yard work
  35. Pay for someone’s morning coffee
  36. Make hot chocolate for your family on a cold day
  37. Or set up a hot chocolate stand!
  38. Help someone with their school work
  39. Pay for a classmate’s lunch
  40. Take the time to listen to someone
  41. Recycle things you see on the road
  42. Volunteer at an animal shelter
  43. Grow your hair long and donate it.
  44. Wash a neighbor’s dog or car for free
  45. Hide money in a random place for someone to find
  46. Let someone watch their favorite show
  47. Read to a sibling
  48. Help clean up someone else’s mess
  49. Write kind words on the sidewalk for people to see
  50. Give someone you care for a hug
  51. Share with your sibling or a friend
  52. Make a new friend at school or work
  53. Say “Thank you!” when you see service members
  54. Take a treat to a fire or police station
  55. Donate to Toys for Tots or any local collection
  56. Film a thank you message for someone
  57. Donate old water bottles to a homeless shelter
  58. Return someone’s cart at a store
  59. Pay someone’s toll
  60. Teach someone something new
  61. Donate food to a food pantry
  62. Smile at people whenever possible (its contagious!)
  63. Tell your principal how great your teacher is
  64. Bring in treats for everyone at work.
  65. Tell your boss how great your coworkers are
  66. Teach someone something new
  67. Tell a manager how great your service was
  68. Shovel someone’s driveway when it snows
  69. Write a poem for a friend
  70. Have a “tech free day” and connect with your family
  71. Genuinely forgive someone who had hurt you
  72. Make a music playlist for someone with their favorite music
  73. Visit a nursing home
  74. Help an elderly neighbor take out the trash
  75. Donate warm coat/mittens to charity (or any other appropriate survival items if you are from a warm climate!)
  76. Drop off cat/dog food at an animal shelter
  77. Encourage someone who is feeling down
  78. Do all the dishes after dinner
  79. Call a friend/family member you haven’t talked to in a while
  80. Help someone struggling with heavy bags
  81. Email or call an old teacher who made a difference in your life
  82. Give someone a book your think that they would like
  83. Stop someone from talking meanly about someone else
  84. Remember to be kind to yourself as well!


Lets see how many lives we can influence for the better, with everyone just doing a little bit.  We can make the lives of other people better by just telling them what yo

Directions – complete 10 Random Acts of Kindness from this list, or any other ideas that you have.  Ask 5 people that you know (or more!) throughout 2018 to also join you. Once you’ve completed yours, take a picture of your sheet (even better you with the sheet in action!) and upload to twitter, Facebook, or Instagram with the hashtags #adventurekindnesschallenge and #ubbt2018kindness.  You can also share the pictures below as a comment to this blog.  

Please add your first name and city/country to the bottom of your sheet so we can see how far we can reach!