Children’s Activity: Make your own Gratitude Monster


In recent years, research into the power of gratitude has identified the importance that this practice has on our sense of happiness and well-being. When we practice gratitude consistently, and over time, we can train our brain to focus on what is going well, and develop a sense of optimism.

It has been found, that gratitude boosts serotonin and activates the brain stem, which produces dopamine.

Supporting children to practice gratitude helps them to boost self-esteem, positivity and well-being. So, we are sharing our gratitude monsters to start your gratitude journey.

Personally, I write my gratitudes before bed, as this improves my sleep quality.

Gratitude Monsters

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Next steps

  1. Download your gratitude monster here 
  2. Print them off
  3. Collect colouring pens or pencils
  4. Colour the monster and give them a name
  5. Consider what we are grateful for (people, actions, opportunities….)
  6. Write your favourite four in the bubbles
  7. Repeat daily and create a monster gratitude book to celebrate all the good moments

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