Practice gratitude and encourage a growth mindset in your kids. Download our end-of-year activity for kids and talk about what you’ve accomplished this past year.
This post is part of the YES! Xmas Challenge, where we share one new (and free!) kids activity every single day from Dec 1st to Dec 25th.
To access all of the free activities featured in the challenge, click HERE.
I don’t know about you, but for me, the holidays are the perfect opportunity to take some time and think about the year that’s ending.
We are so extremely grateful for everything that this past year has given us here at YES. And we’re sure many of you have also accomplished astonishing things.
Whether it’s welcoming a new baby in your family, getting a big promotion or learning something you’ve always wanted to… there are surely things you are proud of.
I think it’s important to take some time and reflect on it because that’s what gives us the strength and courage to set new goals for the future.
And this is also true for our kids. They too have done some amazing things this year and overcome obstacles that seemed impossible at that time.
That’s why today, for Day 25, the Grand Finale of the YES! Christmas Activity Challenge, we came up with a family activity to help you think about what you’ve accomplished. Both as individuals and as a family.
My Awesome Year Activity Sheet
Today’s freebie is a simple little activity sheet that will help you and your kids talk about some of the highlights of the year.
What’s your favorite thing you learned this year? What’s one skill you mastered? Which place did you see (for the first time, maybe)? These are all great starting points to talk about how amazing this past year has been for each of your family members.
This is a great exercise to practice gratitude as you encourage children to be content with what they have and the opportunities they’ve been given. And it also promotes a growth mindset by highlighting the kids’ accomplishments.
I love that this activity can be done with kids of a wide age range. Even if your little one can’t write, they can participate by drawing their answers. If that doesn’t spark their interest you can simply use the sheet as a conversation starter.
Holidays are meant to be spent with family. And what better way to spend your time than to think about the positive things that have happened. And make plans for what is yet to come.
How to Download the End-of-Year Activity Sheet
You can download this freebie from the members’ library. If you’re not a member yet, sign up at the end of this post.
Once you’re in the library, search for ‘end-of-year activity’ and hit Download. That’s it.
I hope this little activity makes a great family memory for you and your kids. And maybe once you’re done, you can talk about what you wish for the New Year. (We’ve got a great new year wish list printable for you, too.)
Enjoy your gift and enjoy the holidays!
Merry Christmas, friend!
Download our Xmas challenge printable: End-of-year activity.
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