Monday, 31 December 2012

A Quick & Easy Gratitude Jar for Children

I love the idea of Gratitude Jars and wanted to make a child-friendly version to use with my own children. I love the idea of finding something positive about even the grimmest of days and wanted to encourage my children to do the same.

If you don't know what a Gratitude Jar is simply put, it's a jar that is filled throughout the year with notes of positive things that happened on each day of the year from the 1st January. Whether it's an achievement, a milestone, a  fun day out or something really funny that you all laughed about. Then, on 31st December; you read the notes together and (hopefully) realise that actually, this year wasn't that bad after all. It's such a lovely idea and encourages everyone to find something positive about the day and learn to be grateful for all the good in our lives.

Ours is made from a plastic (Baked Beans Fridge) jar that's safe for the little ones. We decorated it with stickers and cut-out pictures from magazines; the kids favourite popstars, pictures of favourite things and words of encouragement. We finished it with a pretty ribbon we had saved from a gift box, so it's also a great way to recycle.

Here's ours:

I hope 2013 brings you health and happiness!
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