Whether we’re talking my own heart or those of my children, I constantly need to be in remembrance of the things for which I’m thankful. I find that for myself, it is so terribly easy to see everything there is to be done and to focus too much on that. And my kids . . . well, they are kids. But I still work to train their young hearts to count blessings and be grateful.
A couple months ago, we made winter blessing boards with cute fingerprint snowmen. It was fun and the boards came out so well. But then it dawned on me that I am waiting for spring and my mudroom still houses our winter scenes. So of course, we had to make Spring Blessing Boards! Flowers, kites, birds . . . snails.
And once again, the reminder to be thankful.
Here is what you’ll need to make your own Spring Blessing Boards:
- Chalkboards (I picked these up at Walmart)
- Acryllic Paints – spring colors
- Paint Brushes
- Paint Markers
- Wooden Creatures (Walmart or craft store)
- Hot Glue Gun
- Felt Pad Protectors, optional
First, set up a painting station. I always use a junk plastic table cloth to protect my surfaces. (Because I’m thankful for a beautiful wood table that I wouldn’t want covered in paint. See? Thankfulness starting already!)
Paint the wooden creatures and allow to dry completely.
Next, write the permanent text at the top of the chalkboard with paint markers.
- My Blessing Board
- Name‘s Blessing Board
- I’m Thankful For…
Then, choose the placement of the creature on the chalkboard so you know where your child can paint more pictures.
Allow your kids to paint any other desired designs: flowers, animals, birds, kites…
Hot glue the wooden creature to the chalkboard.
Add felt pads to the back of the board if you are concerned about protecting surfaces. Since I’m thankful for our newly painted walls and know that my kids will bump these boards like crazy on the wall when they are writing, I opted for felt pads. Another thing to be thankful for! 😉
And now, all that is left is to write with chalk that which you’re thankful for and then change it often.
Here is where our Spring Blessing Boards hang in the mudroom, next to the slide entrance.
What are you thankful for today?
You May Be Interested in The Thankful Tree idea I share at Motherhood On A Dime.