Gratitude can be expressed in many forms. A simple thank you can go a long way as well as a note or a drawing from a loved one. With Thanksgiving a few days away, I have been thinking about what I am grateful for as well as how to install this appreciation into my children's lives.
Another way I have been teaching my kids about gratitude is checking out an exciting creative kit called the Gratitude BabbaBox. Created by Jessica Kim, the BabbaBox kit is a monthly subscription service that is filled with engaging activities, how-to instructions and fun materials that focus on fun for kids as they learn at the same time.
This particular month the box is focused on gratitude where my daughter and I have been loving playing and exploring with the contents in the box like our gratitude camera, which she has been using as she learns to take pictures and a gratitude journal that I have been using to express my thoughts. We also love the thank you cards where we have been making pictures and writing notes to her grandparents. The box also comes with a colorful markers to help decorate as well as stickers that come in a variety of shapes and colors. Another fun project in the gratitude box is the personalized trivet/hotpad where we used the enclosed stickers to spell out 'thankful' and then painted it (green paint is also included). After it dried we had our own hot plate ready for Thanksgiving.
Within the kit, I loved that it engaged my daughter for days and kept her excited as we worked on each project. I loved that the box got her creative juices flowing as she used her hands, asked questions about how to use the camera and used her imagination as she created the thank you cards for her grandparents.
The service itself is very simple. Go to Babbaco.com where you can sign up for this subscription service for $29.99/month. Each box contains projects to encourage kids to create, explore, tell stories and connect including projects related to nature, the world as well as those that stimulate the imagination.
As an engaging box filled with activities to celebrate gratitude, I loved how my daughter and I connected while we also created various projects together. We had so much fun working together and through it all my daughter learned about gratitude and giving back through crafts, art and engaging projects.
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