Saying Thank You is something easy, but yet, not so many people are willing to say thank you from heart. Some are just saying those words as a must. As adults, we need to be a positive role model for our children to say Thank You whole-heartedly.
On one of my class last summer, we had a session about how blessed each of us and the importance of saying thank you, especially to our parents and family. They had their complete family. They had parents who will fight for their well-being. Meanwhile, out there, there are so many young children have to live in the street, because they have no one to taking care of them. Their parents disappeared, passed away or simply did not want to raise their children.
My students made their own Thank You cards and decorate it with any ornaments or pictures that they like. They could write any wishes, prayers and the expressions of love for their parents and other family members. By doing this activity, children will have an opportunity to express their gratitude toward those who love and care for them. They will understand that saying Thank You is not just saying the words, but we need to mean it from the heart.
It is important to let them understand that there are many ways of saying Thank You. We can send cards, draw pictures, send flowers, hugging, kissing and make some breakfast for our loved ones. It is very useful to help children who can’t express their feelings easily. Children may be uneasy when they need to say Thank You. Therefore, by deepen their understanding through this simple activity, can help them to understand more.
Thank You, my students for teaching me a great lesson…