Random Acts of Kindness: Little Red Farm
This is the fourth installment in our new series on Random Acts of Kindness. Each week a different blogger will share about a day that they and their little ones dedicated to committing random acts of kindness.
Readers will have a chance to share their own experiences with committing random acts of kindness on our Facebook page, to be a part of our final series post on December 19.
This week’s post comes to us from Little Red Farm, who shares about her Random Acts of Kindness Day in France with her two young children. Visit the main Random Acts of Kindness Challenge page for a full schedule of the posts in this series.
Random Acts of Kindness: Little Red Farm
I’ve always been drawn to the idea of doing random acts of kindness around the neighbourhood and when I heard that my friend Leanna from All Done Monkey was looking for people to post about their random acts I jumped at the chance.
Did you see the post last week? Tallulah and her children sellotaped coins to a parking meter which I thought was just genius!
Secretly I was hoping to start a new yarn bombing mission to decorate Paris in beautiful knitted post box covers and such but there are just never enough hours in the day.
We did manage to do a few different things this week with the theme of kindness: here’s a selection…
We all helped out at our local dairy farm – spreading out the hay for the cows to eat.
On our way home from the farm we decided to randomly let everyone out of a junction rather than going ahead ourselves. This was much appreciated by the other drivers not least because in France no one ever lets you out of a junction (it’s survival of the fittest on the roads here). It took quite a long time before we could go again.
We made biscuits (at four o’clock in the morning) and handed them out to commuters on the train.
Oh and we also found a local children’s charity “Maison d’enfants à caractère sociale” where children for children that are removed from their families 🙁 Each year they write a Christmas list of what they would like and then you can choose something to buy. We selected a gift for a 9 year old boy who had written that he wanted a football for Christmas.
Last but not least we have decided that we would like to send a few culture swap packages to disadvantaged children around the world. We have the packages ready and now we just need some suggested places to send them so leave a comment if you have an idea of a children’s home or similar ideas.
Thanks Leanna for this opportunity to share our kindness activities!
Little Red Farm
Rachael and her family try to live as naturally as possible in every way – sometimes in England, sometimes Sweden, and sometimes France. She is an electrical engineer on paper but an artist at heart. You can read more about their adventures and Rachael’s creations for her boys at Little Red Farm. You can also visit Little Red Farm on Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest.
Watch for a post next week from Kid World Citizen! You can see a full schedule of the posts in this series by visiting the main Random Acts of Kindness Challenge page.
Loved the random acts of kindness post! Thanks for sharing! What a great idea for a “culture swap packages to disadvantaged children around the world!”
Lovely post and I especially like your plan to send culture swap packages to disadvantaged children – I’d like to suggest an amazing school for orphans here in Malawi. The address is: Jacaranda School for Orphans, P.O. Box 5708, Limbe, Malawi and the website is http://www.jacarandafoundation.org/index.html. They do some great work and one of their twelve year old students just went to England to be honored by the Queen for winning the Royal Commonwealth Essay Competition. I think they would really appreciate the package.
Thanks Mud Hut Mama! I’ll put a package in the post to them at the end of the week – how exciting to send something to Malawi, this is exactly the kind of recommendation I was hoping for.
Just a quick update to say that I have posted a package to Malawi! Thanks again for the suggestion 🙂