In today’s world, it’s hard for a kid to feel like they have enough. It may seem like they always want nicer clothes, more screen time, and fancier toys. Whether the search for ‘more’ comes from peer pressure, the media, or the human’s basic need for comfort, research has shown time and time again that there is an antidote: gratitude. Read on for activities, book ideas, and a kitchen table question to inspire the kids (and adults!) in your life to regularly practice being grateful.
Each month we will be featuring the story of a past POP-Up Festival host. Meet Paige Dest, a superstar POP-UP Festival host from last year.
Where did you hold your POP-UP Festivals? They were located in Connecticut, in the United States of America.
How many children attended your POP-UP Festival(s)? Between the two wonderful festivals I held, I had nine children attend.
Do you have a favorite memory from the POP–UP Festivals? I would have to say my favorite memories were the smiles and excitement that came over each child’s face as they played the games, and the pride they exhibited when they had “center stage” in discussions and recognized their importance in this world.
People who regularly practice gratitude have better immune systems, lower blood pressure, and are less bothered by aches and pains? Check out the research here!
Kitchen Table Question:
“What are you grateful for today and why?”