During times of stress it helps all of us to focus on what is good in our lives. I love to use this activity in my Lunch Bunch groups. You can take an empty tissue box or shoe box. Put words representing what they are thanksful for like "family, home, love, etc" on the outside of the box and then every day the kids can write a little note about what they are grateful for and put it in the box. For younger kids you can write the words on strips of paper, cut them out and then let them glue them to the outside of the box. The kids can also draw pictures of what they are grateful for to put inside the box.
How many can you complete?
- Wear headphones and clean your room to your favorite songs.
- Snuggle in a cozy blanket & watch a movie.
- Sleep with a super soft stuffed animal.
- Fall asleep to spa music.
- Learn some new jokes & try them out.
- Color with new markers.
- Learn to make a new recipe that you love.
- Just sit & watch people in public.
- Learn & try progressive muscle relaxation.
- Stretch your arms up to the sky, hold while counting to 15. Release
- Try a new hobby.
- Make shapes with play-doh.
- Pay with kinetic sand.
- Stretch all of your muscles.
- Talk to an animal.
- Take a bubble bath.
- Take a nature walk.
- Balance on one leg and time it
- Read a book in quiet in your head.
- Try a yoga pose.
- Daydream in the dark.
- Make a list of things or people that make you feel grateful.
One of my favorite authors is Julia Cook. I use a lot of her books in my lessons and it is so much fun to listen to her read her books. You can find her reading on Facebook. She does Bookends with Julia on Monday and Friday mornings at 9:00. There are also Watch Parties and other information.