Today we made a list of a number of the people we have in our lives. We wrote down their names, and they told me the things they appreciate most about these people. It is a very simple activity and can be done with kids at a variety of age levels. Brainstorming together is a fun way for kids to acknowledge the great things that others bring into their lives. In my character development series I want to provide sometimes simple and sometimes more involved ways to teach kids about character. I hope this easy lesson will help get your kids reflecting on the positive relationships in their lives.
“Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, since as members of one body you were called to peace. And be thankful.” – Colossians 3:15
This world can be filled with a lot of negativity. Kids can feel like they are owed something rather than feeling grateful for or even noticing what others are doing for them. Appreciating the people in your life can transform relationships. Just try it with your spouse. Start thanking them for all they do, and see if it makes a change in your marriage. I want to teach my kids to appreciate those around them for who they are an what they do. Please join me with this simple activity. For more lessons on gratefulness, please visit my appreciation tab.