All of us at Temescal Associates, the How Kids Learn Foundation, and the Learning in Afterschool & Summer Project wish you a peaceful and restful holiday! We are most grateful to all of you who work hard to support our youth in out of school time and the youth who voted in the 2022 mid-term elections.
“When you feel gratitude, you feel a sense of abundance. When you express gratitude—especially when it’s heartfelt—you strengthen your relationships with others. Grateful people are happier and more fulfilled. And gratitude leads you to be nicer to other people: more cooperative, patient, and trusting.
Think about how your day is going. How many of these things are true?
- I said “thank you” to someone.
- I did something nice to show my appreciation.
- I can list lots of people and things that I’m lucky to have in my life.
- I noticed when someone helped me.
- I felt a sense of thankfulness.”- Character Lab
Below are some resources for gratitude activities.
- 31 Meaningful Gratitude Activities for Kids
- 5 Ways to Practice Gratitude with Kids
- 8 Activities to Foster Gratitude with Children & Youth
“When you feel grateful, your moral compass becomes stronger. When you see other people commit transgressions, you hold them to higher moral standards. Your expectations rise.” – David DeSteno, ED Week
“Piglet noticed that even though he had a Very Small Heart, it could hold a rather large amount of Gratitude.”- A.A. Milne, author of Winnie the Pooh
“Elections are a valuable opportunity for young people across the country to make their voices heard, support action on issues they care about, and grow as active voters and leaders in our democracy. It’s clear that young people had a major impact on the 2022 midterms.” – Center for Information and Research on Civic Learning and Engagement (CIRCLE)