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My Gratitude Tree

Autumn is here! Write down things you are thankful for in the leaves.

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All the autumn feels with this feel-good activity! - Have your child write down one thing they are grateful for in each leaf. You may be surprised what they think of!

About this resource:

My Gratitude Tree is an engaging autumn-themed activity that encourages children to practise gratitude and discover the positive benefits of being thankful. This activity involves writing down things they are grateful for on individual leaves and creating a beautiful gratitude tree. By focusing on the positive aspects of their lives, children develop a sense of appreciation and foster a positive mindset.

• Introduce the concept of gratitude for mental health: The activity prompts children to reflect on and identify things they are thankful for in their lives. By expressing gratitude, children develop a positive outlook and cultivate an attitude of appreciation.
• Autumn theme: The activity embraces the autumn season, connecting children to the beauty and abundance of nature during this time. The autumn theme adds a touch of seasonal joy and makes the activity more relatable and engaging for children.
• Positive Thinking: Engaging in the practice of gratitude promotes positive thinking. By focusing on the positive aspects of their lives, children develop a mindset that appreciates the small things and finds joy in everyday experiences.
• Calming and Reflective: Writing down things they are grateful for encourages children to pause, reflect, and appreciate the positive elements in their lives. This process can be calming and foster a sense of well-being.

Benefits:

• Practicing gratitude has been linked to increased happiness, improved mental well-being, and reduced stress levels. This activity helps children experience these benefits by cultivating a grateful mindset.
• By regularly engaging in the practice of gratitude, children develop a positive mindset that focuses on the good in their lives. This can enhance their overall outlook and resilience.
• The activity encourages children to appreciate and find joy in the small things around them. It promotes mindfulness and a deeper appreciation for the simple pleasures in life.
• Reflecting on and expressing gratitude can have a calming effect on children's emotions. It helps them shift their focus to positive aspects, reducing stress and promoting emotional well-being.

Target Audience: My Gratitude Tree is designed for children aged 9-11. It can be used by parents, professionals, and teachers in various settings such as homes, schools, or therapy sessions to promote gratitude, positive thinking, and emotional well-being.