As many of you know, our family started the Little Lion Challenge in 2013 — a few months after we brought the Little Lion Man home from the hospital. Our way of putting a little kindness back into the world in honor of one strong, funny, curious, and smart little boy.

What is the Little Lion Challenge? Really, it’s a pay it forward initiative. We ‘make a little roar’ by surprising different organizations and families with acts of kindness each February 11th (our Little Guy’s birthday). Year round, we provide parents with ideas for helping to teach their children to ‘pay it forward’ and be kind through articles and tutorials here on the website. Take a look at what we did last Little Lion Challenge Day.

We believe that small acts of kindness make a HUGE roar.

Little Lion Challenge Day 2015 - (cool) progeny

make a little roar on februrary 11th!

So we’re asking for your help. On February 11th, we’re asking Baltimore (and everywhere else!) to make a ROAR. Your act of kindness could be as simple as buying a cup of coffee for the person behind you in line at the coffee shop, surprising the teaching staff at your child’s school with muffins, volunteering for an hour at a soup kitchen, making valentines for a local nursing home… the possibilities are endless. To get you started, we have a list of 100 Ways to Rock the Challenge. Be sure to get the kids involved. 

Then, Facebook, Tweet, Instagram, Blog, Google+, YouTube your kind deed with the hashtag #LittleLionChallenge. That’s it. It’s as simple as that.

Little Lion Challenge Day 2015 - (cool) progeny

We’d love for you to tell us — how will you make a little roar on February 11th?

… and THANK YOU for helping us make Little Lion Man’s second birthday rock (can you believe he’s 2?!?!). We love how amazing the (cool) progeny community is and can’t wait for February 11th!

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 Many thanks to our partners!

We couldn’t pull off all of our acts of kindness without these wonderful partners.

Little Lion Challenge Day Partners - (cool) progeny