50 Random Acts of Kindness to try on World Kindness Day

World Kindness Day is a global day that promotes the importance of being kind to each other, to yourself, and to the world. The purpose of World Kindness Day is to help everyone understand that compassion for others is what binds us all together.

Today we encourage you to allow your child to participate in the random acts of kindness campaign by doing something nice for someone.

Here are 50 random acts of kindness activities to get your family started.

  1. Send a card to an old friend.
  2. Hold the door open for someone.
  3. Share a toy or item they wouldn’t normally share with a sibling or friend.
  4. Donate to a cause anonymously.
  5. Return someone’s cart at the store.
  6. Send your teacher card or small gift to show you care.
  7. Leave a letter in a library book.
  8. Feed the birds.
  9. Leave happy notes around town.
  10. Volunteer your time.
  11. Call your grandparents and ask them about their childhood.
  12. Create activity bags for families of deployed soldiers.
  13. Let someone go ahead of you in line.
  14. Compliment a friend.
  15. Wash someone’s car.
  16. Write a thank you note for your mail carrier.
  17. Plant something.
  18. Bake dessert for a neighbor
  19. Walk dogs at the animal shelter.
  20. Check in on an elderly neighbor.
  21. Set up a cookies & cocoa station at your local community center and donate the profits.
  22. Send a card to a service member.
  23. Bury treasure at the playground.
  24. Set the table for dinner.
  25. Leave a small gift on someone’s doorstep.
  26. Smile at everybody. It’s contagious.
  27. Tell someone why they are special to you.
  28. Donate outgrown clothes.
  29. Buy a coffee for a stranger.
  30. Pass out stickers to kids waiting in line.
  31. Talk to someone new at school.
  32. Write chalk messages on the sidewalk.
  33. Shovel snow for a neighbor.
  34. Donate food to the food pantry.
  35. Bring flowers to your teacher.
  36. Tell a manager how good your service was.
  37. Compliment a stranger.
  38. Donate socks and supplies to the homeless shelter.
  39. Forgive and apologize to anyone you might have hurt.
  40. Call a friend you haven’t seen in a while to say hello.
  41. Tape money for the ice cream truck to a friend’s front door.
  42. Take treats to the fire station.
  43. Read a book to someone.
  44. Leave heads up pennies on the sidewalk.
  45. Donate books to a doctor’s office waiting room.
  46. Tell someone how much you love them.
  47. Say hello to everyone you see.
  48. Make someone else’s bed.
  49. Hold the door open for someone.
  50. Wave at policemen and firefighters.

Remember, there’s no right way to celebrate World Kindness Day. You can have your kids focus on one idea today, or many over time. We know kindness can be life-changing for your children and the people they interact with, and we believe that by participating in acts of kindness as a family or group can encourage long term kindness habits for your child, and the world.

Bay Area Gymboree Play & Music Locations Are Offering A Safe Haven From The Effects Of The Wildfires

It has been a devastating week for many of our Bay Area Gymboree Play & Music families due to the recent and ongoing California wildfires and we want to provide a safe haven for those affected by this event.

The entire Bay Area is experiencing poor air quality from the smoke and we want to make sure kids have a safe indoor place to play during this time so the Los Alto, CA,  San Mateo, CA and Sunnyvale, CA locations are offering…

Rancho Shopping Center
664 Los Altos Rancho
Los Altos, CA 94024

(650) 949-5798

FREE Open Gym through October 31st, 2017 on

Monday: 5:15pm-7:15pm
Wednesday: 2:30pm-5:30pm
Friday: 4:00pm-6:00pm
Sunday: 1:00pm-2:00pm

Laurelwood Shopping Center
3180 Campus Dr.
San Mateo, CA 94403

(650) 358-9943

FREE Open Gym through October 31st, 2017 on

Monday 5:30pm-7:00pm
Wednesday 2:30pm-4:00pm
Friday 4:00pm-7:00pm
Sunday 2:00pm-4:00pm


717 E. El Camino Real
Sunnyvale, CA 94087

(408) 733-4962

FREE Open Gym through October 31st, 2017 on

Monday 7:15-8:15pm
Tuesday 7:15-8:15pm
Wednesday 1:45-2:45pm
Thursday 1:45pm -2:45pm & 6:15- 8:15pm
Friday 5:15pm -7:30pm

These events are free to the public for children 4 and under. Please feel free to bring a friend too.

Our hearts are with all those affected by this tragic event.

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Houston Gymboree Play & Music Franchise Owner Is Helping Hurricane Harvey Victims By Matching Product Sales

Hurricane Harvey devastated the Houston are with strong storms and heavy flooding and many area families are still struggling to get on their feet including many of our Gymboree Play & Music staff and customers.

In response to this need Devina Bhojwani (who owns 4 Houston area Gymboree Play & Music locations) has decided to give back. Devina’s own home has had extensive damage and she wants to help other families displaced by the storm.

I am overwhelmed hearing about the devastation to so many families and homes so my team and I have set a goal of $5,000 in merchandise sales and we will match these sales at 100% and donate to the JJ Watt Houston Relief Fund. – Devina Bhojwani

J. J. Watt is an American football defensive end for the Houston Texans of the National Football League and he runs the Justin J. Watt Foundation. He has started the Houston Flood Relief Fund to help the hurricane victims get back on their feet.


The Houston Gymboree Play & Music Team (all hands in!)

You can stop by one of these 4 Houston area locations to purchase products for the match donation event.

1520 S. Mason Rd., Unit E
Katy, TX 77450
(713) 953-0444

14623 Memorial Dr. #B
Houston, TX 77079
(713) 953-0444

Post Oak
1990 Post Oak Blvd. Unit #C
Houston, TX 77056
(713) 953-0444

Willowbrook Plaza
17375 Tomball Pkwy. (Hwy. 249 at Gessner), Suite 2E
Houston, TX 77064
(713) 953-0444

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Gymboree Play & Music is opening their doors in Houston for FREE play for all children affected by Hurricane Harvey

Gymboree Play & Music of Houston is inviting all families and children from the Houston community this Labor Day weekend to come play, de-stress and unwind from all the devastation and chaos created by Hurricane Harvey. It has been proven time and time again that play is a hardwired, daily need for children, and that play is one of the best ways for kids to cope in a crisis.

With local Houston schools closed, playgrounds flooded, and so many families displaced from their homes, Gymboree Play & Music of Houston wants to do our part to help our community’s children have a safe place to play — and to give moms and dads a moment of sanity as well.

Devina Bhojwani, the owner of multiple Gymboree Play & Music play centers in the Houston area, has had extensive damage to her own home and yet still comes in to open her business’s doors to the community. She and her team are working throughout the long Labor Day weekend, unpaid, in order to offer Open Gym play groups totally FREE of charge for Houston families.

We are doing everything we can to keep our doors open and our play space safe and free for Houston families,” says Bhojwani. “It’s so important for parents and kids to have a small moment of normalcy and happiness through play during these difficult times.

You can view more information and find Open Gym times on the Gymboree Play & Music Houston Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/gymboreehouston/