Smile It Forward with Free Printable Kindness Cards For Kids

We made these smile it forward free printable compliment cards for a fun way to remind kids that small things matter and kind words are important. Print these kindness cards and hand them out throughout the day or week to teach children that their actions can influence a total stranger. These free compliments work well at home or in the classroom.

Free printable compliment cards-red, blue, red dotted, pink and white, green. Hey you! You are a blessing, capable of great things.
These compliment cards are so sweet and could really make someone’s day.

Kindness Cards are Easy Random Acts of Kindness

This is such a great kindness idea! These compliment cards are like tiny greeting cards, but instead allow you to do a good act or good deed. You are able to instill positive behavior in your child, by teaching them to do a random act of kindness without expecting anything in return.

Related: Kindness activities for kids

Do a kind act and give someone a compliment card! This kind act will give someone positive energy and a great way to share a little kindness.

Free Printable Compliment Cards For Kids

These printable kindness cards can be given out to friends and family that may need a little smile or can be used as a fun random act of kindness project, which is the way that we used them.

Smile It Forward Kindness Card- red and white polka dots. Hey you! You are capable of great things.
This compliment card is a huge compliment. Believing in people can help people do great things.

How to Use Kindness Cards with Kids

What you’ll do is download the printables and place them in random places around your community for people to find.  

You may want to keep a small roll of tape with you so you can tape them onto bathroom mirrors or gas pumps.  You can also leave them in store aisles or inside library books.  

The possibilities are endless for these compliments card.

Download Your Free Printable Compliments Cards:

With this download you will get 6 beautifully colored cards that each read something positive and inspiring.

  1. Print the compliment cards on paper.
  2. Cut the cards out with scissors.
  3. Start making the world a better place one compliment card at a time!

ComplimentCards shown here in a child's hand - you can see six different kindness cards to hand out to others
Let’s hand out these kindness cards to brighten someone’s day.

Helping Kids Understand Kindness Through Action

I love the quote…

“Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle.”


You never know what people may be going through. My goal with these compliment cards is for kids to think about the people that will find them:

  • Are they having a bad day?  
  • A good day?  
  • Are they feeling sad about something?  
  • Do you think the note made them smile?

This activity serves as a great conversation starter with your little ones about other things they can do to be kind!

Kindness Activities for Kids

Teaching my children kindness is really important to me. The best way to do that is to lead by example, which is something I am constantly reminding myself. I also love finding little activities that help them to show kindness to others without spending money.

25 Random Acts of Christmas Kindness-free printable compliment cards-diy teacher gifts.
Other kind things you may like!

More Kindness Printables from Kids Activities Blog

If you enjoyed these printable kindness cards then you will enjoy our other free printables. We have hundreds of printables to choose from!

How did you use these compliments cards? Did you kids have fun handing out kindness cards in your neighborhood?


  1. Linda Annett says:

    I can’t print the kindness compliment cards. Thanks, Linda

    1. Kristen Yard says:

      Hi, Linda! Do you mean you are having a problem with downloading them? I can email the kindness cards to you right now, but sadly, I can’t help with your printer if there is an issue there 🙁

  2. Kristen,
    I’m having trouble downloading the cards.

    1. Kristen Yard says:

      Hi, Linda. I am sorry to hear that! I emailed them to you, Enjoy!

  3. Hi. I’m not able to print these. Will you please email them to me? Thank you!

    1. Kristen Yard says:

      Hi, Christy! I emailed them to you. Enjoy! 🙂

  4. Hello, these are great! Unfortunately, I can’t seem to download them. Would you email them to me as well?

    1. Kristen Yard says:

      Sorry, Kellen! I emailed them to you. Enjoy!

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