New Year’s Activity: Blessing Box

December 31, 2012 at 1:06 pm 1 comment

What’s your family’s New Year’s resolution? For guest blogger Adrienne (theiowafarmerswife), 2013 will be the year of gratitude.  In a recent blog post, she shares how to create a special box with your child to keep track of blessings all year round.

Adrienne New Years Box

Here’s a quick overview on creating a “Blessing Box”:

1)      Have your child personalize a box (this really can be anything – such as a tissue box, shoe box, or our  Decorate Your Own Jewelry Box)

2)      Discuss the concept of a “blessing” and ask your child to brainstorm some things they are grateful for right now

3)      Every day (or week), help your child document their blessings on slips of paper, which will then be stored in the box

4)      At the end of the year, review these blessings with your child as a way to reflect on all you had to be grateful for throughout the year.

AdrienneNewYearsBox2

For the full craft activity, check out the full Blog Post from Adrienne. And, check out the Melissa & Doug Decorate-Your-Own Jewelry Box she uses as a potential Blessing Box!

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adrienne_bioAdrienne, aka The Iowa Farmer’s Wife, is a mommy blogger and mother of two who enjoys sharing simple ideas about educational activities for kids, frugal living and healthy eating. She lives in the Midwest, where she and her husband own a small farm. In addition to being a stay-at-home-mom, Adrienne teaches a speech course at a local university and serves as a co-coordinator of her local MOPS group. The Iowa Farmer’s Wife can be found on FacebookPinterestTwitter and Google+

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