1st July 2020 | Brett John Gratitude paper chains Gratitude is a very simple and effective mindful activity. It directs children to focus on what they are thankful for. You can decorate each link with paints or colourful pens, 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. Have fun, get creative, and don’t forget to send me pictures of what you make! What you will need • Paper • Scissors • Pens/pencils/paints • Glue stick How to make a paperchain 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.