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