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#SocialParenting: Thankful Hands Project – Teaching Children about Gratitude

#SocialParenting: Thankful Hands Project – Teaching Children about Gratitude

What is your child thankful for? Preschool and Kindergarten Prep students at Bright Horizons at Brighton (Allston, MA) recently participated in a “Thankful Hands” activity to show what they are thankful for through art. After reading a story about gratitude, the students discussed the things they are thankful for as a group. With guidance from their teachers, the children traced hand prints for each of the things they are thankful – moms, dads, siblings, firemen…and yes, even pizza!

We featured a video of this classroom activity on the Bright Horizons YouTube page. Watch the Thankful Hands project in action:

What Are You Thankful For? Show It With Artwork.

Show us what you or your child is grateful for by submitting a drawing, painting, or collage to our Voices of Gratitude campaign! Entries will be used to create a mosaic that will be displayed in Bright Spaces across the country! Participation is easy. You can submit photos of artwork on:

Girl painting

One lucky Grand Prize winner chosen at random will receive a $50 gift certificate to and a Crafts with Kindness Kit.

This contest is now closed. Thank you to all who participated!


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