Note to parent or teacher: Here is a 30- to 40-minute 0–5 lesson plan on everyday blessings (e.g., God’s love, friendship, family) that fill up one’s day, and how to appreciate and be grateful for those gifts.
Read “Everyday Gifts.”
Write a list of some of the everyday gifts, like those listed in the article, which you might experience. Discuss how even though those gifts might seem ordinary, they can bring joy to your day. Put this list up somewhere you can see it to remind you of some of the gifts that you are blessed with.
Read “The Blessing of Family and Friends.”
Ask each child to name something special about a person in their family, and how that special something makes you or others happy. For example, “My sister Alice is fun to play with. She makes our games exciting,” or “Grandma is caring and thoughtful. She makes me feel loved.”
Read “Building Friendships” and “One Kind Deed at a Time: Build a Better Friendship.”
Discuss how friendship is another everyday gift that can be given and received. Talk about some of the things that make a friendship special, and how to give the gift of friendship to someone.
Read “Jesus Is with You!” and “Jesus, Friend of Little Children.”
Talk about how the best gift you can have is Jesus. Jesus will always be there to guide, love, help, and be your friend, no matter what.
Color one or more of the following coloring pages, and listen to the audio “Me and You.”
If you have suggestions of supplemental material or additional activities for teaching this topic, please share your ideas and tips below. We look forward to hearing from you.
Compiled by MWS staff.
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