Here is a simple but lovely idea for home or school. Children can make the entire project themselves, and depending on the age of the children, they can be as fancy or detailed as they like!
Coloured patty pans or cardboard to make flowers (two for each person)
Coloured Popsicle sticks (one for each person)
Photos of each person (family or class members) cut into circles. We used a milk bottle lid to trace around the photo to make them fit perfectly.
- Turn patty pans inside out. Flatten one slightly, but leave one inverted.
- Glue the inverted patty pan (we used a yellow one) onto a flattened patty pan, coloured side up. (We used a different colour for each person)
- Glue a photo into the middle of the inverted patty pan. (This is now your flower!)
- Glue each flower to a coloured Popsicle stick (The “stem”).
- You can add cardboard leaves if you like!
- If you like, you can put them into a garden (vase, flower pot, cardboard box etc) Fill the pot with wishing stones, river rocks or coloured rice! You may need to use play dough or blu-tac to hold them steady.
Ideas for using and displaying:
Gratitude Garden: on the stems or leaves, write one thing you are grateful for or love about that person.
Garden of Goals: write a goal or a hope to achieve on the back of each flower.
Friendship Garden: write names on stems/ leaves or petals.
You can also make a sign or your pot:
The Jones Family Gratitude Garden… Year 2 Learning and Growing Together
This was a nice weekend project for my bigger girls. It was a pleasant reminder of how much we love each other and how unique we all are.