A gratitude photo challenge is a great way for you and your children to look at your environment with fresh eyes. We can sometimes be so busy with the humdrum things of life that we forget to appreciate the good things! Making time to record and appreciate the little things is a great way to remind ourselves of the things we are thankful for; and finding reasons to be thankful on a daily basis is one of the best ways of finding peace and happiness.
At a glance, this photo challenge doesn’t look like practicing gratitude; it’s simply a fun game. But by seeking out ‘simple pleasures’ around us, we can’t help but feel more grateful. And photos can capture that moment when we rediscovered one of our life’s little treasures.
So, why not set you and your children the challenge of photographing something special and positive every day for a week. Your photos will remind you that there is so much to be grateful for in this world. Have fun!
1. Put together a list of seven themes you would like to explore (one
per day). The choice is yours but here are a few suggestions to get you going. . .
2. Head out (or in!) together or individually and take photos of the things that matter to you.
3. Agree a special time to meet each day; enjoy sharing your photos and discussing what you have noticed and learnt.
4. At the end of the week, ask your children to collate their photos and to choose their favourite. Encourage them to describe carefully what this photo means to them. Ask them whether documenting the ‘little things’ has helped them appreciate them in a new way, and whether they’ve enjoyed focusing on the good things in their lives. We’re confident they’ll say yes!