Each morning, Wild Thing and I will pick one person that he is grateful for (I may need to set out a toy, blanket, book or photo as a prompt), we will then decorate a postcard to send to that person to show our gratitude. At the post office, I got pre-stamped postcards (25 of them) for 35 cents each. A postcard stamp itself is 32 cents, so it seemed easier and more cost-effective to get the blank postcards from the post office -- plus they are perfect to decorate. I decided to do the activity in the morning instead of at night because I like the idea of starting the day with this attitude in mind -- beginning my day with a focus on being grateful.
|In our box: post cards, stickers, markers, crayons, letter stamps for his name and a stamp pad.|
Awesomely Awake, recently shared 6 great tips for raising grateful children, Raising Figure Skates has a November Family Gratitude Activities post with lots of ideas and free printable word art and Inspired by Family Magazine has started a 21 Days of Gratitude Challenge for the Whole Family. We are excited to be joining the challenge and will have a special post on November 4th. Also as part of the challenge, everyday we will share something we are grateful for on Facebook, Twitter and Google Plus. Additionally, every blog post for the month of November will mention one thing I am grateful for along with whatever activity, thoughts, recipes, or musings I am sharing that day.
What are you grateful for today? How do you encourage an attitude of gratitude in your family? Do you have a daily practice? A friend of mine shared that she has a date journal and every night she writes down one thing from the day that she is grateful for before going to bed.
On that note, today I am grateful that somebody besides my family actually reads my blog!! :) Happy to share at Saturday Show + Tell with Cheerios + Lattes and at Sharing Saturday at Craft Moms Share. Also shared through Link+Learn at No Time for Flash Cards and at Happy Family Times, Tip-Toe Thru Tuesday, Learning Laboratory, Tuesday Tots and as part of The Sunday Showcase!
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