Wednesday, September 30, 2020

Positive Posts - Gratitude Journal - 23 - Gratitude Jar

 As well as the ‘post-it notes’ idea from yesterday, you can make a “Gratitude Jar” and put notes in it, then at a later date (perhaps when having an “off” day), you can re-read the notes. 

Any large jar or container (even a vase) would work well.

You can easily make your own notes from any scraps of paper, but in case you’d like coloured notes, I’ve made a page that you can print and cut up. Click on the picture below to open the printable file:

I’ve also made some labels that you could use for the jar – colour in or print on coloured paper (or on card if you like), cut out and paste or tie onto the jar. I’ve uploaded them as a jpg, so you can crop the picture if you want to, and just print the label you want to use.

And for today’s Gratitude Journal page, here’s the jar for you to write on:



Tuesday, September 29, 2020

Positive Posts - Gratitude Journal - 22 - Make a Note

Today's Gratitude Journal post is a page of 'notes'. 

You may want to expand the idea and write post-it notes to stick around your room, on your fridge, on a notice board, etc... that way, you'll keep reminding yourself of things you have that you can be thankful for.


Sunday, September 27, 2020

Positive Posts - Gratitude Journal - 20 - Books

Even with all the modern technology available to us, books have a magical quality that will never fade.

Today's Gratitude Journal page reflects on the value of books.


Saturday, September 26, 2020

Positive Posts - Gratitude Journal - 19 - Special People

It's important to appreciate the people who are special in your life - and to tell them how special they are to you. 

Today's Gratitude Journal is about your favourite people - in a choice of colours (or in black-and-white for you to print on coloured paper or to colour in):




Friday, September 25, 2020

Thursday, September 24, 2020

Positive Posts - Gratitude Journal - 17 - Fitness Fun

 Exercise is renowned for lifting your mood as well as for keeping you fit. 

What kind of exercise can you do that you enjoy?


Wednesday, September 23, 2020

Positive Posts - Gratitude Journal - 16 - Say Cheese?

While it’s not recommended to ‘fake’ a smile, focussing on happy thoughts and  thinking about things that make you genuinely smile can only be a good move – so that’s the theme of today’s Gratitude Journal page.


Tuesday, September 22, 2020

Positive Posts - Gratitude Journal - 15 - Dream Big

Our dreams are a vital part of us; without imagination, our lives would be mundane and our world would never progress. 

Today's Gratitude Journal page encourages ambition.


Monday, September 21, 2020

Positive Posts - Gratitude Journal - 14 - Self Worth

As well as appreciating many aspects of life and others, it's important for people to appreciate themselves and the qualities that they possess.

Today's Gratitude Journal page (in a choice of colours) prompts positive thoughts about yourself!



Sunday, September 20, 2020

Positive Posts 13 - New Game & Gratitude Journal Page

Games can serve many purposes in our lives, including social interaction, learning, imagination, and just having fun. 

Don’t forget that there are printable games in this blog to help children practise reading skills, and also the Gratitude Game … and children can make up their own games, too.

I've been working on a new printable board game today, using the Colours theme from yesterday. The game can be printed on A4, on light card if you have it. There's a colour version or a black-and-white one to colour in. 

You'll need a die (dice) and some small tokens (e.g. coloured buttons, small stones) to use as 'movers'.

If you want to make the game more educational, you can ask players to answer a question or read a word when they start their turn, before they can make their move.

I've also made a games-themed page for the Gratitude Journal for today. Click on the pictures below to open the printable files.



Saturday, September 19, 2020

Positive Posts - Gratitude Journal - 12 - Celebrating Colour

 What would our world be without colour? Here’s a page to celebrate colours! You can print off the coloured page or the black-and white one to colour, or design your own.


Friday, September 18, 2020

Positive Posts - Gratitude Journal - 11 - Happy Memories

Even in troubled times, happy memories can give us a good feeling and a reassurance that we will have good times in the future.

Today's Gratitude Journal page can be used more than once, so I've done it in a variety of colours - or, of course, you can design your own page.

If you would like to print any of the pages below, click on the picture for the link to the .PDF document:



Thursday, September 17, 2020

Positive Posts - Gratitude Journal – 10 - Family Value

Family is special, whether it’s large or small, biological or formed, close or more distant. 

Today’s Gratitude Journal page is to reflect on the value of family. 

There's a page with a picture of a family - in colour, or to colour in - or a page for you to draw your own family. Click on the picture of the page you want, to open the link to the .PDF file, then you can print the page.



Wednesday, September 16, 2020

Positive Posts - Gratitude Journal – 9 - the Best Medicine

We all need a bit of fun in our lives – even adults. Look out your favourite joke book, or search online for some jokes, and find one that makes you laugh out loud. 

Here's a fun page to do: