Valentine's Day Blessing Jars #365motsbocalidees
Valentine's Day Blessing Jars - This is a cute idea to teach kids how to be positive, and not put others down. Useful any time of the year, not just Valentine's Day.The kids and I have been talking a lot lately about the difference between put-ups and put-downs, about using words of blessing and encouragement instead of criticism and judgement. So I thought we'd practice thinking up encouraging and lovely things to say to one another by making what I'm calling "blessing jars". We rounded up some scrapbook papers and mason jars and a chalkboard I had in the basement and labelled the jars for each member of the family. We lined them up on a shelf and wrote "Things that we love about you..." on the chalkboard. Then we cut a bazillion little paper hearts and we've been writing small notes of blessing and encouragement on them and putting them in the jars. I've been helping the younger ones write out their sentiments, but my oldest is doing it all by herself. We will continue to add heart-shaped notes of encouragement to the jars for the next week. On Valentine's Day we will each receive our jars and read the contents. The kids can hardly wait! (I'm pretty excited about it too...) Thanks so much for visiting The Complete Guide to Imperfect Homemaking. Please take a moment to "like" me on facebook or follow me on twitter.