Published: | By: Committee for Children Topics: Activities, Curriculum, Elementary, Mindfulness Hello Gratitude: Being Grateful for the Good Things in Life—Activity Mind Yeti: Power Up Your Gratitude In this free activity, which has been adapted from the free Mind Yeti* session “Hello Gratitude”, you can help students Grades K–5 notice the good things in their lives. Instructions (Optional: Print out this image to share with your class.) Say: Let’s take a moment to notice the good things in life and say thank you for them. Think about something that brought you happiness this week. Give examples: Maybe you had a favorite food, or heard a song you love, or had fun playing with a friend. Maybe a dog wagged its tail when it saw you. It can be something simple, like a joke that made you laugh. Say: For a moment, just remember that happy thing. Notice how you feel when you think about it. Give students 15–30 seconds to think about what they’re thankful for. Now, silently say thank you. Notice how it feels to say thank you. Give students 10–20 seconds with their thoughts. Say: You can feel gratitude for big things and little things. It’s easy to forget the little things that make us feel happy every day. 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.