6 Ways to spread kindness during lockdown


spread kindness

*This post contains affiliate links 

Lockdown has affected all of our lives in one way or another but the most important thing we can do is follow the guidelines and stay at home because that really does save lives and at the end of the day that's what we want to do most of all.

For many of us, we are missing friends and family as well as the routine of our normal daily lives and we are at a loss of what we can do to help and make our friends, family and community a better place but there are ways to spread kindness and hope even from our living rooms and I thought I would share a few ways to encourage positivity and community feel from home.

1. Paint Colourful rainbows

I'm sure by now many of you have seen rainbow paintings in the windows of houses on your daily exercise allowance and it's a lovely creative way for children and adults to get involved, bring some colour to your street and show your thanks to the NHS. It's budget-friendly and such an easy way to brighten up someone's day.

painted rainbows

2.  Clap for Carers

I urge you to take part in the Thursday night clap for carers each week - not only is it a way to show your support to frontline staff but its an incredibly moving community gathering in times when feeling isolated is at it's highest, we have seen neighbours come out that we didn't even know lived on our street and my kids love the happiness is spreads. Just make sure you practice social distancing!

3. Post or email a letter to loved ones

My kids and I have been putting a letter together for each of the grandparents to let them know we love and care for them since we cannot visit them in person for the foreseeable future. It's super easy to put together a stylish card (digital or printed) and you can customise them by using templates from online and designs such as a love svg. You can either print them out and pop them in the post or send digital cards to loved ones.

I've been having fun putting together cards for family using the heart svg

4.  Donate to your local food bank

Most local food banks are still taking physical donations and they are in desperate need right no. Due to the virus many food banks are running low on provisions at the time when people need them the most. If you are self-isolating or can not safely get to a local food bank drop off then you can also make a small money donation online to help. You can find out more ways to getting involved on The Trussell Trust website.

5. Support Charity projects and share the love

There are many positive charity projects and social media challenges happening to help spread the message of kindness through these strange times. There are also a variety of independent makers and small businesses making products to help raise money for NHS charities such as my new favourite Clap for our Carers t-shirt from Kindred Social, I love it so much I am going to buy matching pairs for the kids and best of all they are donating 100% of the profits to NHS Charities.

clap for carers

6. Start to join a neighbourhood WhatsApp

The majority of neighbourhoods are very diverse in terms of age, vulnerability, income, background etc and some may be in a better situation to help others who are at risk as well as simply checking in with people digitally and helping reduce loneliness if even it's just through some supportive messages. Many neighbourhoods have started WhatsApp groups to help each other out so if one hasn't been started in your street why not do it today.

lockdown life


  1. This movement, initiative and idea illuminated my soul and squeezed my heart. Wonderful.

  2. I love seeing all the hearts and window art as I drive through our towns. We can still be reach out and be kind as we need that now more than ever.

  3. This is so kind and thoughtful. We have to be kind to others during this time we don't know what is happening on everybody's mind's. We don't know the pain and the suffering people are going through. It can be because of a family member dying from this disease or distancing or loss of work and food. We have to be kind to others we have to love everybody.

  4. I love the idea of a rainbow in the window. The rainbow reminds me of Gods promise to us

  5. These are all such great ideas! I love driving by and seeing how many of my neighbors have decorated their windows with messages of hope and positivity. Whenever my husband and I find ourselves wanting to complain, we have been trying to find ways to support others in our community because if we feel that way, we know others do as well. It has been so helpful to remember there are things we can do to help and we are all in this together!

  6. I love these ideas. I love anything that allows us to come together in spite of having to keep social distance. Thank you for sharing a happy thing!

  7. Spreading joy is what the world needs more than anything all the time. I hope all of the amazing things people are doing for eachother continues.

  8. I adore this! I put a message for essential works on my garage door and of course have my "All Are Welcome Here" sign in my front yard! Gotta spread kindness like confetti.

  9. I agree with all of these tips! I do respect the clap for NHS, I think it’s a brilliant idea, but someone near me sets off fireworks every time and it really upsets and scares my dogs so I wish it wouldn’t go that extreme!

  10. Such a much needed post at the moment. I see so many rainbows on my daily walk. My local community is amazing and they are trying their hardest to ensure those who are vulnerable, ill or on lower income are able to afford things at this trying time.

  11. Some lovely ideas Laura - it's wonderful to say that I've done all of these except one (food bank donation), but it's on my list! The Facebook Group I set up for my road a few years ago has been a welcome relief for a lot of people during lockdown - and it's lovely to be able to offer this to my micro community x

  12. I love these. These are what the world needs right now. :) thanks for sharing your contribution...

  13. Thanks for sharing these wonderful tips. All these tips makes us feel normal and human in these tough times. My kids love making rainbows and sticking them on our window where every passerby can see.

  14. These are great ideas. I joined an app for several neighborhoods near me and it's been really fun.

  15. This is such an amazing post. I know that these acts will put smiles on many faces

  16. I love the rainbow idea! Every grocery store I've been in has the option to donate to a food bank, and I have done so. It's great to feel like you're a part of something!

  17. These are great ideas, I will be trying them out. Running out of things to do besides cleaning in the house.


Lovely comments

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...