Gather loved ones and write what you’re most thankful for on the leaves, fold them up, and place them in the branches.
As you add more leaves, the empty tree will transform into a visual representation of all you have to be thankful for.
It’s a simple way to stop and appreciate what you have.
The gratitude tree activity makes you:
- appreciate the small things in life,
- be grateful for everything they have,
- be mindful of the things that are going right in their lives
- and the people they hold closest to their hearts.
Gratitude practice is easy, heartwarming and fun to do
It even comes with science-backed benefits. According to research, gratitude practice decreases stress and negative thinking as it increases happiness and social intelligence. How about that?
You can go from spending your day wallowing in negative thoughts to actually immersing yourself in life’s joys. This might all sound a little lofty, but it’s true. There is so much good in each day, but we are usually just too distracted to see it.
Spend some time talking about gratitude with your child, and think about all the blessings in your lives. See if it becomes a new family tradition in your home.
- Assemble the tree yourself
- Size tree: 26, 3 x 24 x 27 cm
- 128 leaves to start with