A gratitude mindset involves regularly making the shift from disappointment and expectation to appreciation and thankfulness. And, research shows the earlier a gratitude mindset is instilled, the happier and more resilient we are. So, let’s find ways for our kids to notice and share their gratitude.
When we started this pandemic, most of us never considered that 9 months later we would still be keeping a safe distance from those outside our homes. Have no fear, I have created a list of activities and accommodations to make the togetherness of the holidays shine through even if we can’t physically be together.
Cooking with our kids is a great way to spend time together, while involved in purposeful activity. But there’s much more that happens when we invite our kids to engage in the kitchen.
I have gathered a few great educational activities to keep the kids engaged over the long weekend. Thanksgiving is a great time to try some of these creative and fun activities. There is usually a lot of family around and usually lots of down time while waiting for the food to be ready.
One of our favorite family traditions happens while we’re eating Thanksgiving dinner. Once the food has been laid before us, in its entire delicious splendor, we say a prayer of welcome and thankfulness. Then serving platters are passed around and food is heaped on every plate. As we begin to dig in, savoring all