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How to Make a Gratitude Journal Life can be hard at times, but…

How to Make a Gratitude Journal
Life can be hard at times, but…

How to Make a Gratitude Journal

How to Make a Gratitude Journal - with and for kids! See more on Shutterbean.com

Life can be hard at times, but if you focus on positive things and remember what you’ve got to be thankful for, it makes life much lighter and happier. Today I’m going to show you a little project Cooper and I worked on yesterday at #campshutterbean.

 How to Make a Gratitude Journal.

I am hoping to create a new habit of writing down something we’re thankful for each day in our new gratitude journals.

I know, I could have just bought little notebooks, but what fun would that be??

For this project, you’ll need

How to Make a Gratitude Journal - with and for kids! See more on Shutterbean.com

How to Make a Gratitude Journal - with and for kids! See more on Shutterbean.com

Fold card stock in half. Label the front & back so there’s no confusion.

Use pencil and do it lightly so that it’s easy to erase.

How to Make a Gratitude Journal - with and for kids! See more on Shutterbean.com

Decorate your cover!

How to Make a Gratitude Journal - with and for kids! See more on Shutterbean.com

Color it in!

How to Make a Gratitude Journal - with and for kids! See more on Shutterbean.com

Now we’re ready to assemble our book.

Fold white printer paper in half. We used about 10 sheets, so his book is 20 pages total (not included the cover).

Folded white paper goes into the folded card stock. You’re ready to use the stapler!

How to Make a Gratitude Journal - with and for kids! See more on Shutterbean.com

Here’s my cover:

How to Make a Gratitude Journal - with and for kids! See more on Shutterbean.com

With your long stapler, staple the spine of the book in two places.

How to Make a Gratitude Journal - with and for kids! See more on Shutterbean.com

Make sure it lines up perfectly on the spine or it makes for an awkward book.

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Look at that! A bound book!

We used red staples for the project. FUN!

How to Make a Gratitude Journal - with and for kids! See more on Shutterbean.com

 

 

This one was our sample one. I made a drawing, photo copied it and then stuck a label on top that says THANK YOU.

Have fun with it. Play around!

Do whatever you think will inspire you to write in your journal.

Maybe it’s something that will be on a bedside table? Perhaps you can make it match your decor?

How to Make a Gratitude Journal - with and for kids! See more on Shutterbean.com

Here’s the front of Cooper’s journal:

How to Make a Gratitude Journal - with and for kids! See more on Shutterbean.com

And the back! I love his left arm/hand.

How to Make a Gratitude Journal - with and for kids! See more on Shutterbean.com

Now it’s time to write in it.

How to Make a Gratitude Journal - with and for kids! See more on Shutterbean.com

 

My first entry:

How to Make a Gratitude Journal - with and for kids! See more on Shutterbean.com

Cooper’s first entry:

I am grateful for my cats because when I am feeling sad, they love me.

So sweet.

How to Make a Gratitude Journal - with and for kids! See more on Shutterbean.com

 

I hope this inspires you to make your own gratitude journal!

And if you have kids, I sure hope your name gets put in their journal :)

How to Make a Gratitude Journal - with and for kids! See more on Shutterbean.com

I am thankful for YOU and this space that has held me accountable to my creativity for the past 1o years.

xo Tracy

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