Helping our children remember why we should be thankful is essential for their development. In positive psychology research, gratitude is strongly and consistently associated with greater happiness. Gratitude helps people feel more positive emotions, relish good experiences, improve their health, deal with adversity, and build strong relationships.
St. Patrick’s Day is a great day to help your little ones think about how they are lucky in their life! The Lucky printable below provides your family members a space to share why they are fortunate.
You could write a reason each day leading up to St. Patrick’s Day and stick them to the refrigerator. Or you could print several copies and leave them in a basket. As your family lives life, they can write why they are lucky on a strip and tape to their bedroom door for all to see.
If you find your family members struggle with ideas. Try a few of these prompting questions to get their ideas following:
- What do you love about our family?
- What do you love most about your school?
- What is something that has happened lately that you enjoyed?