It is fun to count blessings with kids. Talking about the things that we are thankful for is one thing that I look forward to every day with my kids. We make sure to add a little prayer to the end of each day, so my kiddos are mentioning the things they are grateful for on a daily basis. With everyone and everything that we’ve been blessed with, it is so important. We joined in with the Virtual Book Club for Kids series this week and did this Bear Says Thanks gratitude counting activity. It’s perfect for expressing gratitude this time of year!
Bear Says Thanks Gratitude Counting Activity
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If you haven’t read Bear Says Thanks, be sure to grab it at your library. It’s a must-read especially this time of year.
We used something we had on hand and tend to play with a. lot.
Our pipe cleaners were sent over from our pals at www.craftprojectideas.com.
For this activity, read the book, Bear Says Thanks.
Then, get ready to talk about the things that your child is thankful for. It might be a discussion of gratitude for good friends like Bear has or eyelashes like my two year old.
Have I mentioned that I love our talks of gratitude?
Really, we have gratitude for brothers and sisters, ping pong balls, elbows, and muscles. These are mentioned on a daily basis. But they are right, correct? Where would we be without muscles and eyelashes and ping pong balls? Someone has to mention these essentials when they count their blessings!
To do this Bear Says Thanks Gratitude Counting Activity:
Take the pipe cleaners and bend them into number shapes. You can help your kids with this part or your family can work on this task together.
Then, use pony beads as counters as you name and count your blessings. We expressed thankfulness and gratitude for each bead as it was placed onto the pipe cleaner number.
Kids can work on counting skills as they count out the beads and thread them onto the number pipe cleaners.
This was such a great way to sneak fine motor work into a literacy activity while expressing gratitude with the kids!
So tell me, what things are your kids thankful for? I would love to hear! Let me know in the comments below.
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