Activity—Being Grateful for Big and Little Things

Mind Yeti: Power Up Your Gratitude

mindfulness, early learning, K-5, social-emotional learning, gratitude

In this free activity, you can help students understand why and how they can be thankful for big things and little things in their lives. This activity is based on a quote from the free Mind Yeti* session “Hello Gratitude”: “You can feel gratitude for big things and for little things.”

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Instructions

(Optional: Print out this image to share with your class.)

  • Say: What is something big you’re grateful for? Why?
  • Give examples and write responses on the board or on a sheet of paper. Post and share them throughout the month or just keep them as a reminder.
    • Examples of big things can be:
      • Your family
      • Your friends
      • Your home
  • Say: What is something little you’re grateful for? Why?
  • Give examples and write responses on the board or on a sheet of paper. Post and share them throughout the month or just keep them as a reminder.
    • Examples of little things can be:
      • Cuddles from your dog or cat
      • When your parents or teachers surprise you with something that makes you happy

 

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*Mind Yeti is a research-based mindfulness app created by Committee for Children—a leader in social-emotional learning (SEL), bullying prevention, and child protection.