Recently I have been asked by teachers and parents what can they do to help cultivate gratitude in the classroom and at home.
Over the next 5 weeks I will be writing a series of short posts each featuring an actionable activity for you to implement in the classroom or at home.
Gratitude Activity Series – Activity No. 1
Create a Gratitude Album
- Make an album filled with photos of loved ones, favourite places you have visited, pets, etc.
- Your album could also include meaningful letters, newspaper articles, photos of things you are grateful, etc.
- Look at the album of your treasured memories when in need of a boost of happiness. What an awesome reminder for all the things you have to be grateful for.
The gratitude album can be created in the following ways:
- A class album where each student contributes a page
- A class activity where each student creates their own personal gratitude album
- A family gratitude album, where you create a family gratitude album together
- A family activity, where each member creates their own gratitude album.
Cultivating gratitude at home and in the classroom is such a powerful way to add to a child’s well-being, and you as a parent and teacher.
I would love to share this quote from the famous American Philosopher Ralph Waldo-Emerson:
“Cultivate the habit of being grateful for every good thing that comes to you, and to give thanks continuously. And because all things have contributed to your advancement, you should include all things in your gratitude.”
Please share in the comments gratitude activities you use at home or in the classroom.
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