For our MOPS craft this month we are making Gratitude Jars, so I wanted to share ours as well as the free printable thankfulness cards that I made for each of the moms on our group (which you can download in my free printable library here.)
Last November I did 30 Days Of Thankfulness with Scarlette to help teach her about Thanksgiving and how we can give thanks to God for the blessings in our life, as well as being a blessing to others. If you happen to read Thriving Family Magazine, I have a few small contributions in some upcoming issues and in this month’s I talk about the way that we do our gratitude jar with our three year old.
Basically we take whatever she is thankful for and find a way to turn it into a way to bless someone else. So if she is thankful for her toys, we donate something, if she is thankful for a friend we color them a picture. That sort of thing.
We loved doing it last year and so when it was time for us to choose our November MOPS craft this seemed like a fun, family-friendly projects.
I just used wrapped frog tape around my jar, painted it with Martha Stewart glitter glue (you must use this, it is the best glue for glittering projects ever. Glitter is still stuck to projects I made 4+ years ago using it.) and then sprinkled on gold glitter. I used glue dots to stick on some ribbon and feathers (both because of Thanksgiving and because our MOPS theme is feathers).
Then you just print out the printable cards! I rolled ours up and tied them with leftover twine just because that’s cute but you can just throw them in. I also used a mason jar because I am very southern but you can use any jar that you find and wash out when you are busy cleaning out your fridge. I’ll probably have like, eleven possible gratitude jars this afternoon because it has been a very long time since I have cleaned out my fridge.
To download the free printables, just click HERE. You’ll be prompted to enter your email address and then it will open a page with ALL of my free printables so you can download these and any others that you’d like to have!
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