Chipper Crafts: Fun Games to Teach Gratitude + DIY Recycle Napkin Holders

November 22, 2013 at 3:49 pm 2 comments

9950718_origThe Gratitude Game to Promote Writing, Math and Thankfulness!

Get together as a family (on Thanksgiving or before) and play the gratitude game with your little ones! This fun and simple activity not only help you appreciate all you have, it improves your child’s writing and math skills! Here’s the rules to the game:

1. Each player gets a pencil and a piece of paper.

2. Time your writing giving more time to younger players, and write as many things you are grateful for as possible! Parents write for one minute, kids write for 3 minutes.

3. Have everyone share their thankful thoughts as they add them up to see how many each player came up with.

4. Have your child add up each players total to calculate how many thankful thoughts everyone came up with. How many did the kids come up with? How many did the adults come up with? What is the difference between the two? How many are there total?

5. Decorate and hang it up to reminded there are many things to be grateful for this Thanksgiving: home, family, friends, books, play, food, etc!

gratitude-jar-gameAlternatively, you can create a gratitude jar! Just write something you are grateful for down on a strip of paper, put it in your jar, and on Thanksgiving, have everyone read them out loud. Have your child count how many strips you’ve made then divide them depending on how many people are attending your Thanksgiving celebrations. Math, writing, and gratitude!

Toilet Roll Napkin Rings

Save those toilet rolls! There are SO many fun crafts and projects you can use them for. Make your very own napkin holders for Thanksgiving this year. Simply cut a regular sized toilet roll (or paper towel roll) into 2 inch think rings with a pair or scissors and decorate! Attach yarn, sequins, buttons or even pictures of your family members with glue or tape and for-go name labels! Here are a few examples to inspire you and you little one(s):

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Helping Hands Activity

Helping Hands Kit

Let Chipper excite and reinforce good character in your children with the Helping Hands Activity Kit, on SALE this Holiday Season! It’s simple: acknowledge the good behavior on Chipper’s helping hand then let your child color and place on the poster. Includes Helping Hands storybook, poster, 25 helping hands. Download the FREE Helping Hands Lesson Plan here!

What other ways do you teach gratitude to your kids? Let Chipper know!

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