56+ Kindness Writing Prompts 💕

A single act of kindness can change a life. Just a kind word can make someone’s day. So why don’t we do more of it? To celebrate world kindness day, we have made a list of over 56 kindness writing prompts. From reflecting on the importance of kindness to inspirational stories of kindness. If you have a story to share about kindness, you can publish your story online for free on Imagine Forest.

One of the greatest tales of kindness is Aesop’s Fable called The Lion and the Mouse. The moral of this fable is that no act of kindness is ever wasted. Now if you think back to your own life, would you agree with this moral? How has kindness impacted you and those around you? Today, we explore a range of writing and journal prompts about kindness that will help you become a kinder person to others, yourself and even the planet.

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56+ Writing Prompts About Kindness

Here is a list of inspirational and reflective kindness writing prompts:

  1. When was the last time you did something nice for someone who didn’t expect it?
  2. Think about a time when you were feeling particularly low and there was no one to lift you up. How did that make you feel? What would it mean to have someone say to you: ‘You are enough just as you are?
  3. Do you know what it’s like to be told that you are perfect in every way? What do you think it means ‘to be perfect?
  4. If you could spend five minutes with your favourite person, alive or dead, who would they be and why?
  5. Did you know that by doing one simple thing you can brighten up someone’s day? Can you list at least five ways to show kindness to someone else?
  6. When you are having a rough time, how can you show more kindness to yourself? Can you think of three things you could tell yourself to cheer yourself up?
  7. Why are some people kinder than others?
  8. Think about the word ‘kindness’. Write down three words that come to mind.
  9. What does kindness look like to you? Is it showing affection towards someone? Doing an unexpected thing for someone? Giving someone a compliment? 
  10. Have you ever been kind to someone and they did not seem to appreciate it? Why do you think this is? What could you have done differently?
  11. You have a choice when it comes to being kind. Are you always kind, or do you sometimes choose to be unkind? Is it ever okay to be unkind to someone?
  12. Did you know that when you are kind to someone, you feel better about yourself? Is this true for you? Do you find yourself wanting to help people who you think are having a hard time in life? Or do you think that it is pointless to be kind to others?
  13. Is there someone at your school whom you do not get along with very well? If so, why do you think that is? Would it be possible to show them kindness even though you may not like them?
  14. Keep a kindness diary of your own acts of kindness each day. Try to aim to do at least one act of kindness a day.
  15. Imagine you are in the position of the person who received the kind deed. What would you want to say to the one who did you a favour or act of kindness? How would you feel or react?
  16. A boy buys an orange from a street vendor. The vendor is surprised to see someone buying from them. He says that he has never sold an orange in his life. The boy gives the vendor five dollars for the single orange. Why did he do that? Is this an example of kindness?
  17. How many times do you usually say “I’m sorry”? Did you ever stop to think how much it means to the person you are saying sorry to?
  18. Write a story about being kind to someone who was unkind to you.
  19. Sometimes you have to fake it. What is something that you would like to say, but are not really saying it?
  20. Write a short story titled, “The Kindness of Enemies”. This story is about two characters who hate each other, but after a series of events, they learn the importance of showing kindness to one another.
  21.  Write a short story about the power of words. Think about a few words or even a single word that can change someone’s life. How could these words improve someone’s life? 
  22. Write a short story about kindness and forgiveness. Think about a character in your story who needs to forgive someone. How does this person react when they finally decide to forgive their enemy? What do you think will happen if they don’t forgive?
  23. Write a short story about friendship. You may include a character who is shy, an outcast, a new kid, and/or someone with a disability. You may also have them deal with bullies or loneliness.
  24. The kind people in your life are just as important as those you love. Tell a story about someone in your life that has always shown kindness to you. What does this person do to show you kindness?
  25. There are some people in this world who believe that the definition of “kind” means that you have to be nice to everyone all the time. For example, there are times when being kind is not the best thing to do. Can you think of a time when being kind was the wrong choice?
  26. Imagine you are walking down the street one day and you came across a homeless man who is begging for money. As you walk past the homeless man, you have nothing to give him. What is the best thing to do in this scenario?
  27. What is the difference between being kind and being a pushover? For example, it’s easier to give away all your money than it is to save for later. However, it is not very kind to be selfish. 
  28. Write a story about two children that have an important choice to make. One will make the right choice, and one will make the wrong choice when it comes to being kind to a stranger.
  29. Write an acrostic poem using the letters that spell, Kindness.
  1. Write a short story that features a character who is very kind. But, there’s a twist! The character doesn’t realize the impact of his/her kindness on those around them.
  2. Write a short story titled, “A Kindness Ritual”. A group of teenagers at a school decide to make their school a nicer place and get rid of all bullies.
  3. Write a short story titled, “Kindness in a Small Town”. In this story, you will write about a family that moves into a small town. They experience kindness from everyone, their neighbours, the mailman, the cafe owner and even the animals.
  4. Write an encouraging letter to a friend about all the things you like about them.
  5. What do you think would happen if we all treated people how we want to be treated?
  6. Is it better to give something away than to keep it for yourself?
  7. Write a letter to someone you care about, thanking them for being in your life.
  8. Write a letter to an elderly person who might be feeling alone or unloved at this time of the year.
  9. Sometimes being kind doesn’t come naturally. It takes time, practice, and patience. Write a how-to guide on how to be kind to someone.
  10. Write about something that you have learned from being kind to other people.
  11. Think about a time when you were not so kind. What happened, and how did it make you feel?
  12. Make a list of the people in your life who make you smile. For each person, write down one way to show kindness to them.
  13. Complete the following sentence in at least three different ways: Today I will practice being kind to myself, by…
  14. Write a newspaper article titled, Kindness is contagious. The article could be about a wave of kindness sweeping across a city. 
  15. Complete the following sentence in at least three different ways: When someone shows me kindness, it makes me feel…”
  16. Think about someone you know who is kind to others. Write down two or three ways that person shows kindness.
  17. Finish the following sentence in at least three different ways: I want to be kind to…
  18. Use this story idea as inspiration: The main character is sick in a hospital and all the kindness this character receives during this hard time. 
  19. Write down three benefits of being kind to someone else.
  20. Complete the following sentence in three different ways: I am a kind person because…
  21. Do you have a friend or family member who needs a kind word right now? How will you help them feel better?
  22. Think about what would happen if everyone in the world practised acts of kindness every day. How would that make the world a better place?
  23. It’s not what you say, it’s how you say it. Do you agree or disagree with this statement? Explain your answer.
  24. Continue the following story starter: My father was a kind and gentle man. He had a lot of problems, but he never let them get him down.
  25. Make a list of three goals relating to kindness for the next month. 
  26. A little girl who, through the power of a smile, brings happiness to everyone she meets. She is able to do this by showing love and compassion to others. You can use this book title as inspiration, The Power of a Smile.
  27. A young boy makes a promise to his mom to do one nice thing for someone each day. Each day he writes down in a journal what he did and how he felt before and after. He labels his journal, The Kindness Experiment.

How to Create a Kindness Journal

Using the ideas in this post, you could create your own kindness journal. Here are some additional kindness journal prompts to help you:

  1. Make a list of ways to show kindness.
  2. Write some inspiring stories about kindness.
  3. How can you be more kind to yourself?
  4. How can you be kinder to the planet?
  5. Make a list of words related to being kind.
  6. Update your journal every day with acts of kindness.
  7. Who is the kindest person you know?
  8. How can you show appreciation to your friends and family?
  9. What does kindness mean?
  10. List some inspiring quotes about kindness

Learn to be a kinder person with these amazing kindness writing prompts. Did you find this post useful? Let us know in the comments below.

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