What is a kindness cookie plate?
It is a fun act of kindness to share with neighbors, family or friends.
There are so many people you genuinely want to do something nice for over the holidays and throughout the year but sometimes we just run out of time!
Sound familiar? Enter the Kindness Cookie Plate. The homemade gift idea that keeps on giving…and giving…and giving!
Each year we invite others count down to Christmas with 24 Random Acts of Christmas Kindness with us. It’s a great way to slow down and truly enjoy the holiday season.
The trouble is it’s hard to stop once you start. Making cookies for a neighbor is a sweet act of kindness to do with your kids.
But what about the rest of the neighbors, or friends, or cousins? Kids don’t want to leave anyone out and you want to encourage them to do kind things for others. You can easily start to feel overwhelmed. But you don’t have to be!
Start a new tradition with a kindness cookie plate instead.
Kindness Cookie Plate
The idea behind the kindness cookie plate is that each recipient gets to enjoy a special treat and then refill the plate and pass it on to someone else. It’s a great way to spread holiday cheer (anytime of year) without having to make a ton of gifts. Each family just does one family and passes it on.
You’ll be amazed at how much cheer one little plate can spread!
It’s so simple to make that you can the kids can make it in minutes then let it cure in the oven. Once it’s ready fill with cookies or other fun treats and gift it to a special family. After they enjoy the treats they can gift it to someone else. It’s an easy but awesome way to spread joy throughout a group like a neighborhood without a ton of work.
How to Make a Cookie Plate
- white plate (we used a Corelle one from Target)
- paint markers
- rubbing alcohol
- cotton balls
Clean the plate thoroughly with the rubbing alcohol so the marker will adhere. Once its clean be careful not to touch it or the marker won’t stick where your fingerprints are. Prep the pens according to the package directions and use them to write on the plate.
We wrote “Enjoy a treat. Fill the plate. Pass it on. Share the joy.”, but you can write anything you like. Put it in a cold oven and set it at 350 degrees for an hour. Then shut off the oven and let it cool before taking it out.
Add some treats and take it to someone you care about! A kindness cookie plate is a simple way to show others how much you appreciate them.
More Kindness Ideas for Kids
Love the idea of doing acts of kindness with your children or students? Yay!
Here are some more resources for you to us to keep spreading joy: