My youngest grandson (2-years old) has just learned to say, 'Please.' And he's sure working it! He stands at the kitchen bench, with his head barely cresting the top. He can't see the biscuit barrel, but he knows it's there.
So he clasps his hands together with intensity, bends forward and implores, "Peese! Oh, peese...." He's certainly hard to resist.
But, we're still waiting for any expressions of thankfulness. Despite our ongoing persuasion, he just looks at us thoughtfully while munching his biscuit.
It is much more difficult to teach gratitude, so I've created a little peek-a-boo Giving Thanks, book. It's a fun activity that makes gratitude real to little ones.
You can create your own Peek-a-Boo book for your kids or grandkids to enjoy while learning to be thankful.... and it only takes minutes to make.
Adventure in a Box is my inspiration for this project.. (It's a great site for ideas and inspiration.) I've altered the concept a little to create a more durable book.
When I searched for a photo album for this project, I found that the less expensive albums contained photo pockets with a backing page that couldn't be removed, making it impossible to create the 'peek through' page. However, scrapbook albums did have page sleeves with removable backing sheets in each, which was great.
Print all the pages from the FREE printable file below. You will need to print multiple copies of a couple of pages, but this will be indicated. Cut out each square/rectangle. The first page of the printables contains the front and back cover. Cut out each rectangle. Adhere the first to the cover of your scrapbook album using double sided. Except for the peek-through page, the rest is really easy.
Repeat steps 2. & 3. to the end of the book.
Last of all...
If you're giving this book as a gift, adhere the final page to the back of the book album with double-sided tape. After you've created your first peek-a-book album, you might like to include extra photos that relate to your family. Create more "What is it? pages as above and add your own photos using the basic pages as a guide.
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Life as a grandma.. it's no 'quiet, restful days in the rocking-chair'. It's filled with activity, excitement and lots of family fun. Please share it with me.