This activity focuses on all the positive things we have and reminds us to be thankful for them. It's a great practical activity and you can make it as big or as small as you like. You can even get the whole family involved.
You will need:
- different branches
- card/ paper
The ideas is to collect different branches perhaps from your garden or from your neighbourhood, and create a mini 'tree'. The branches could be put into a jar or tied together. You then write on pieces of paper/ card different things that you are thankful for. You could write, draw or include photographs of those different things. You can also include other decorations once you've finished if you like.
Here are some examples, there are lots more online if you want more inspiration.
Things to look forward to
It can be really difficult at the minute not being able to do some of your favourite things. Perhaps it's going swimming, going to football or going to visit someone you really care about.
Try making a 'Things to look forward to' jar. Every time you think of something you can't do at moment but you can't wait to do soon, write it down on a piece of paper (or draw a picture of it), and pop it into an empty jar. Hopefully in a few week's time you'll be able to open it and pick out something you've been looking forward to doing and go and do it! You could even decorate your jar to make it more exciting!
Random acts of kindness
Doing something for someone else is often a great way to cheer them up and put a smile on their face. Sometimes they might not need cheering up but it's still nice to show someone you are thinking of them. How many of these random acts of kindness can you try ticking off over the half term holidays?