Updated: Apr 7, 2020
Explore what you feel grateful for by drawing a gratitude flower.
What you’ll need: Paper, coloured pens or pencils, scissors, glue.
What’s it for?
This activity helps you explore your positive values by noticing what you are grateful for.
Notice how you’re feeling right now. Close your eyes and notice what’s going on inside your mind and body.
How are you feeling?
What are you thinking?
How does your body feel?
Draw six petal shapes on a piece of paper. Make sure they’re big enough for you to be able to write inside. Cut them out.
In each of the petals write down something you are grateful for. This can be anything you like, such as your best-friend, family, pets, your home, school - anything you feel thankful for.
Also write briefly, why you are grateful for them. How do they make you feel?
Colour in each of the petals.
On a separate piece of big-enough paper, draw a flower’s stem and leaves, and colour it all in. Arrange and glue the petals down to form a flower.
Extra Activity: Behind the flower, draw the place where it grows. What is it like there?
When you’ve finished drawing, ask yourself the following questions:
Are you grateful for anything else that you didn’t have space to include?
How does it make you feel to look at your flower?
Who is grateful for having you in their lives?
Take a moment to notice how you are feeling at the end of this activity. Did you discover anything surprising? What can you take away to make you feel better about yourself from this activity?
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Created by Ian Grundy © March 2020
Creative Art Used: Art, Creative Writing
Psychological Areas Explored: Emotional Wellbeing, Positive Values, Self-Exploration
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