February Learning Menu

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Virtue of the Month: Gratitude

"Seeing Everything as a Gift and Being Thankful"

 

Nathex Nook

This month you are invited to come by the Narthex to pick up a Mealtime Grace Table Top Tent. Do a couple of folds and add a little two-sided tape and you will have yourself a table top tent that you can use to remind you to say both grace before meals AND grace after meals. Try this little excercise of gratitude this month and be a little more intentional in thanking God for our mealtime as well as the food he provides. 

February Saints

 

Families with Children

***Create a Family  Gratitude Jar where family members can write down what they are grateful for and place it in the jar. At the end of the month, come together as a family and create a reflection and prayer time by reading the things that were placed in the jar. You can find a template and instructions for creating the jar and printing the slips of paper to write on. Beautiful, Printable Gratitude Activities for Kids | Classroom Resources (teachstarter.com)

***Gratitude Bible Study:  The Thankful Leper Luke 17: 11-19  The Thankful Leper (Luke 17: 11-19) - YouTube

  • What did the thankful leper do in the story?
  • What did Jesus say to the thankful leper?
  • Share a time in your life when you thanked someone. How did it make you feel? How do you think they felt?

*** Fun video on things we can be thankful for Kid President’s 25 Reasons To Be Thankful! - Bing video

***St. Julie Billiart - The Smiling Saint: This is a worksheet for children ages 3rd grade - 5th grade about this happy saint. 

***February Family Faith Walk: During our windy blustery weather, plan to do this family faith walk reflection. At the end, remember to ask each other what you are grateful for to celebrate this month's virtue of the month.

*** Coloring Page on Gratitude. Consider coloring this page and bringing to Celebration Sunday on February 28th to post on our bulletin board.

***Douglas talks about Gratitude: A cute video for younger children. Gratitude | Teaching Kids to be Thankful - Bing video

For Parents

Here's a great article on how to raise grateful children! By Christina Dronen. Enjoy!

 

 

 

 

 

Click here to wath Fr.Ahn's video on the virtue of Gratitude. Then spend some time on the reflection questoins below.

  • “What if the only things you had today were the things you thanked God for yesterday?”
  • “It is not happy people who are thankful. It is thankful people who are happy.”
  • “There is always, always something to be thankful for.”