Published: | By: Committee for Children Topics: Activities, Curriculum, Elementary, Mindfulness Being Grateful for Big and Little Things—Activity Mind Yeti: Power Up Your 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.” Download and Print This Activity 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 Download and Print This Activity *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. Like this activity? We’re adding more K-8 classroom activities to our Free Activities page all the time. They’re easy to find—just visit cfchildren.org/resources/free-activities/ for grade-specific, K-8 classroom activities that align with our Second Step Suite. Learn more about social-emotional learning, research on the topic, and how it benefits students in the classroom, at home, and in their daily lives.