I am always looking for ideas to help my children become more aware and express gratitude, especially around this time of the year. I love this Family Challenge put together by Janine from True Aim Education. She shares a simple tutorial over on her site on how to make these cards, too. I am excited for my kiddos to make some cards this week and start sharing them! Check out the Family Challenge for November below…
Everyone has had a bad day. One of those, spilled-coffee-in-your-lap, baby’s-diaper-leaked-3-times-before-breakfast, car-doesn’t-start kind of days can really put you in a foul mood. But what if you were shown a little appreciation that day? Wouldn’t it lift your spirits and make life’s little mishaps less of a burden?
This month start a new tradition and teach your children one of the most important values you can. Try making these simple DIY thank you cards as a family and show appreciation to people in your community.
Now that you have your cards, make sure you put some in your bag. When you are out and about this month, have your children give the cards to people in the community like your waiter, cashier, or someone who says something nice to them at the store.
You could also plan a special delivery to the fire or police station; even the family doctor. These little gestures of thanks go a long way in making someone’s day better and instilling values in your children!
The Giving Thanks November Family Challenge
How are you giving thanks as a family? We would love to hear about it! Please leave a comment and link up below. You can also send me a picture of your idea and I will post it to my facebook page.
The Family Network