1st July 2020 | Lisa Badau Hello Team 1, I hope you are all keeping well. This week’s mindfulness activity is all about gratitude. Gratitude is a very simple and effective mindful activity. It directs you to focus on what you are thankful for. By making a paper chain of gratitude, you will have the opportunity to either be creative together as a family or to choose to take a peaceful moment to reflect, independently. You can decorate each link with paints or colourful pens, while writing the things you are grateful for. As a family, you could even add a new link each day and then watch as the paper chain grows and see how much you have to be thankful for. What you will need · Paper · Scissors · Pens/pencils/paints · Glue stick How to make a paper chain: 1. Cut the paper into strips. 2. Decorate each strip. 3. Write one thing on each strip that you are grateful for. 4. Use the glue stick to glue the ends of each strip together, to create a ‘link’ of paper. 5. Display the paper chain somewhere you can see it and use it as a reminder of all the things you have to be grateful for. Have fun, get creative, and don’t forget to send me pictures of what you make!