This week’s lesson is each girl drawing the name of a gift (not desirable gift) and writing a thank you note to Santa for it. This teaches them how to be thankful even when what they have isn’t something they wanted. Below are some of the notes:
For 1 sock: Thank you for the 1 left sock. Now I can make a sock puppet for my 2 baby cousins.
A paper plate: Thank you for my paper plate. Now I have something to eat on. I can also make a face on it. Now I can scare my brother if I make a scary face on it. This is the best Christmas gift ever. I hope any other child can get the same paper plate as me. I love my paper plate.
Empty shoebox: Thank you 4 my precious shoebox. I will put my lizard in there.
Half eaten bagel: Thank you Santa for the eaten half bagel. If it wasn’t half eaten, I would wrap it around my finger like a wedding ring and I would it into a present for my father. He wouldn’t be surprised at all.
Paper towel tube: Thank you for this paper towel tube. I can use it for my hair to hold it because my hair is very long. Even my sister will probably need it too.
Half a pack of post it notes: Thank you for the post it notes, it really helped my life because I posted them everywhere! On my house, floor, outside my house, on the trees, on my TV and even on my mom & sister. I hope for the next Christmas you give me more packs of post it notes, for I can really post them EVERYWHERE!
Coat Hanger: Thank you so very much for my awesome new coat hanger. I can hang so many things now. I can’t wait to go home & start putting shirts, pants, dresses, leggings, and skirts on an doff of my sweet new hanger. Today I told everyone at school about my new hanger. Thanks.
Old comic strip: Thank you fort the old comic strip I will give it to the Grinch so he can have a good reason to laugh instead of him laughing when he does something bad. Cause comic strips are funny so he can have a real reason to laugh.
Box of toothpicks: I am grateful for getting a box of toothpicks because without toothpicks I would NOT be able to get the food that is stuck in my teeth. I will be able to get it out because with toothpicks I can get food out of my teeth. Without toothpicks I cannot get food out of my teeth. S I am thankful for having toothpicks.
Old tire: Well, thanks for my tire. I will tie it on my tree an swing on it every day!
Fish heads: Thank you so much for my fish heads. When my sister gets me mad I will put them under her bed to scare her. Love,
Half eaten apple: Thank you for the half eaten apple. I fed it to my dog and she really enjoyed it. Thank you.
Thank you for these sunglasses that are missing a lens. I poked it out and now they are awesome glasses that go well with my mustage shirt and shorts. HurrayJ
What an amazing activity! And what positive attitudes these girls have. I just couldn’t quit typing them for you to see. We do have 400+ more if you want to see originalsJ I hope I can be as thankful for gifts of this sort—concrete &/or life challenges. I knew you’d appreciate seeing this. You make the difference with all you do for the YWCA!