National Giving Day is coming right up (Tuesday, November 29) and this whole Thanksgiving and Christmas season is the perfect time to remember how much we have to be thankful for and think of ways to give back. Teaching our children to think of others and try to help others is a year round job but during the holidays, it is even more important. Learning to give back can and should be fun. It feels good to give and to make a difference. I have made a free printable good deeds chart for kids to help inspire them to do good and it works alone or in conjunction with the Elf Pets: A Saint Bernard Tradition. I’m a brand ambassador for The Elf on the Shelf® and am a sponsored blog partner, but all opinions are my own. Please see below for additional disclosure.
Free Printable Good Deeds Chart For Kids
I was inspired to make the good deeds chart by National Giving Day but I think it is perfect to use right on in to the Christmas season to help spread a little Christmas Cheer. I also think it works fine alone or perfectly in conjunction with Elf Pets: A Saint Bernard Tradition.
We recently shared our review of Elf Pets: A Saint Bernard Tradition and it has been really fun watching my son get into “making Christmas magic”. The other day as he helped me carry the groceries up the stairs without me even asking, I said, “Leo, that is so nice of you!” and he said, “I’m filling up Bernie Pie’s (our Elf Pet Saint Bernard) Barrel of Christmas magic for Santa.” He knows just how to spread Christmas Cheer! It is fun to see how many ideas he comes up with to help others.
Just right click on the image above and select the print option in the top right corner to be able to print out the Good Deeds Chart.
You could also create your own good deed chart with ideas specific to your family. It is all about ideas for giving back or helping others. When I say give to charity, that can take on many forms. It can be as simple as them dropping their change into the church charity collection basket or they can go all out and do a fundraiser or donate their own savings. Similarly, collecting items to donate can be them selecting toys and clothes they have outgrown to donate or collecting food through a food drive. Thank you cards can be made for teachers, neighbors, and service men (and women)!
Each item on the Good Deeds Chart is designed to help them keep track of good deed related actions they perform and to help inspire them to do good deeds. Sometimes, we all need a little inspiration! Depending on your child’s age, you could print one sheet out for each week leading to Christmas or just one page as they work through it at a slower pace.
If you are interested in using the Chart in conjunction with Elf Pets: A Saint Bernard Tradition, you may want to peek at my video of when my kids got theirs in the mail.
You can find local adoption centers for Elf Pets and/or Elf On The Shelf at elfontheshelf.com My kids are so excited for #ScoutElfReturnWeek this year which is November 25- December 2nd. And they are loving having their Elf Pet to cuddle with and to inspire good deeds already.
I hope you enjoy this free printable good deeds chart and have a great National Giving Day. Have your little ones been getting excited to start spreading Christmas Cheer? What are some of your favorite good deeds to do each holiday season?
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