How to make gratitude paper chains

Hey readers,

A fab little mindful activity to do with children is called gratitude paperchains. Where you make paper chains and write about something you are grateful for. You could ask your child what they think something that you are good at or what they do well in. These are great types of questions to ask. If they are struggling with ideas then you can give examples such as having a warm bed, being kind, playing and swimming. 

What you will need. 

- Coloured paper
- Scissors 
- Glue 
- Pens. 


1. Cut some colour strips of coloured paper. 

2. Write something that you are grateful for. 

3. Make a ring (make sure you glue one end and turn over the other end to glue and join both ends together to form a ring shape. 

4. Loop the ring into each ring to make a paper chain.

Cheers for reading X 

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  1. What a fantastic activity. Great to get children thinking about what they are grateful for x

  2. Aw what a lovely idea! Your boys look like they have lots to be grateful for going by their chains. :) x

  3. Sounds like fun and a good way to remember our blessings. #MMBC

  4. What a fab idea. I love that you could do this with kids of all ages, I know my teen would like to do this.

  5. This is a great new take on the traditional paper chains, I love it#twinklytuesday@_karendennis

  6. Beautiful on every level! Teaching our kids to be grateful has the double purpose of reminding US of all we have to be thankful for!

  7. Such a lovely idea, I might just have to do this as one of my activity hour ideas. #Twinklytuesday

  8. Lovely idea to get our kids thinking about everything they have that is good in their life. Think I might try this one with mine, thanks for linking #twinklytuesday