Sharing the Magic of the Holidays
What are you thankful for this season?
The close of another year signifies a period of reflection. It’s an opportunity to take stock of our fortunes and be grateful for what we have and who we are.
Teaching children to count their blessings and having them reach out in your community will help children learn the importance of giving rather than receiving.
To bring on the holiday spirit start a new family tradition by making a Blessing Jar. A Blessing Jar is a great reminder of times of joy and difficulty throughout the year.
Whenever you recognize a “blessing” in your life throughout the year, just write it on a piece of paper, fold it up, and stick it in the Blessing Jar. On New Year’s Eve, dump out all the blessings from the entire year and go through it together as a family. It will be a great reminder of times of joy AND in times of difficulty!
Simply grab a Mason jar with a lid or any glass jar and decorate with tissue paper pre-cut into squares. Use a mixture of glue and water for the paste. Start counting your blessings!
Feel good this season by collaborating with your kids to help those in need. Contact a soup kitchen to see if they offer any family-friendly volunteer opportunities. Most sites like these are best for kids ages 12 and up, but some welcome younger children who want to set or decorate tables. Or you could sign up to deliver food from Meals on Wheels and take kids of any age along. If you can’t find an organization near you that allows children to do hands-on helping, consider baking treats and bringing them to your local heroes who work the night shift at the fire station, police station, or hospital.
As for us here at MyEduCrate, we would like to give thanks to all those who support our mission, our loyal customers and friends.
Have a magical holiday season!!