Have you been looking for a way to slow down and connect with your kids this holiday season?
And do a little good at the same time?
Then you will love going to Candy Cane Bombing a Parking Lot!
It may sound crazy but it is such a fun Random Act of Christmas Kindness to do with kids or even by yourself.
We have been having so much fun doing 24 Days of Random Acts of Christmas Kindness each Christmas season. The first year we did it on Christmas Eve we candy cane bombing a parking lot. It was so much fun we can’t wait to do it every year now!
What does candy cane bombing a parking lot mean?
We just go around sticking candy canes and a note on car windshields for people to discover.
It’s such a great surprise for the recipient and equally as fun for those who are doing it! Kids love watching to make sure no one sees them leaving candy canes and to watch and see who discovers the candy canes. It’s a great way to practice doing something for someone with no expectation of anything in return.
RACK’d Card Printable
I made a free Random Acts of Christmas Kindness printable that we hand out with each act of kindness. You can use it too for candy cane bombing and any other RACKs you do this month.
- Just right click on it.
- Save it to your computer.
- Print on 4×6 inch photo paper–you can even have multiple copies made at Walgreens or an online photo site!
I print it on 4×6 photo paper to save myself some time and ink but you can print paper copies at home too.
You may link to the card if you want, but please don’t upload it onto your blog or website without permission. Thanks!
We tape candy canes to the corners of the cards before we hand them out so everyone knows what we are doing. It’s a good time to sneak in some fine motor and counting practice too!
Then comes the fun part–candy cane bombing!
We chose to spread kindness in our school parking lots where the teachers park. We thought they deserved a little extra kindness–especially this time of year.
We’ve also given out candy canes in store parking lots, hospital lots, church parking areas, and at the park. Basically, anywhere you feel like you can safely walk around and pass them out with your kids.
This is different for everyone depending on how busy the area is and how old your kids are. You know your kids best so pick a spot that works for your family or group.
Which brings me to the update for 2020.
Safety always comes first, especially when doing acts of kindness. If going around a parking lot and sticking candy canes on cars doesn’t work for you this year, don’t worry. We have a plan for this year.
Mini candy canes to the rescue!
That’s right. Instead of taping on large candy canes try the mini size ones. You can then stick the cards in envelopes to secretly (or not so secretly) pass out to neighbors or mail to faraway friends.
We tested it out and one mini candy cane taped to a RACK card doesn’t even require extra postage in the US!
Random Acts of Christmas Kindness Printable Calendar
Want to spread even more kindness?
Print out our free printable Random Acts of Kindness Christmas calendar!
Download here—> Random Acts of Christmas Kindness Advent Calendar
Or try making this Christmas Kindness Countdown Chain!
Download here—> Christmas Kindness Countdown Chain Printable
More Random Acts of Christmas Kindness:
- Help a Neighbor with Yard Work
- Give a Cup of Coffee
- Candy Cane Bird Food Treat
- Applesauce Ornament Neighbor Gifts
- Holiday Mail for Heroes
- Popcorn Surprise Random Act of Kindness for Kids