I want to instill gratefulness in my children and am always on the lookout for various ideas to help me achieve that. So....the other day a friend sent the basic idea for this to me and I turned it into an activity on gratefulness.
I bought plain glass globe ornaments, provided scrapbook paper cut into narrow strips, and pens. We started out by taking out all the blessings that had been put into our blessing box throughout the year and reading them aloud. Then I handed out the globes and strips of paper to each person.
Each person wrote blessings and things they were grateful for from last year, one on each strip. Then I took the strips and rolled them up on a pencil and placed the curl in their globe. After they were finished, I replaced the tops of the ornaments and we placed them all on the stand in the picture that Bailey brought back from Italy and the IKEA store.
It will set on our mantle for the year and we will do it again next year and place these on the tree...giving room for new ones!
My kids loved it...young and old....and I think it helped me achieve my goal of helping my kids remember that God has done an awful lot of great things for our family during the year.