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A Good Day – You think this is just another day…but is it? (Video)
Picture Gallery - View pictures by kids from all over the world. If you get inspired by them, draw one of your own and send it to us. We may put it in the gallery or make it into an ecard with your name on it!
Light a Candle – Did you know that you can light a candle in cyberspace and even send it to a friend?
E-cards – Is someone’s birthday coming up? Want to say “hi” to someone in a beautiful or funny way? Send a gratefulness ecard!
Angels of the Hours – “Back in the day,” people used to take little breaks at dawn, noon, dusk, bedtime, and other points in the day to give thanks. You can, too!
QBox - Ask us a question about gratefulness! We will do our best to answer.
Videos and things to learn
The Great Shining: A Children’s Campaign to Light Up the World - Kids across the globe are invited to light a candle to shine their soul’s light and help create a healthy, peaceful planet.
Gathering in Gratitude (slide show) - An intergenerational presentation of music, art, dance, poetry, and drama that unites the hearts and minds in the spirit of gratitude for our natural world. You can learn to create a gathering in your community.
National Geographic Kids - Action games, interactive adventures, puzzles, videos, stories, and much more, all for love of the Earth.
What Adults Can Learn from Kids (video) - Adora Svitak, at age 12, talks about creative ideas that adults need to hear and says we should get rid of the word "childish" because it puts down the young.
Things to Learn (video) - Christian Borstlap's playful pictures draw us back to some truths we all know deep down.
TakingITGlobal - A social network for youth interested in global issues and creating positive change.
Kyle Lograsso (video) - Kyle Lograsso, a golf prodigy who started playing at the age of 2, has a perfect swing. But that is only half of his extraordinary story.
Masterful Kids - Want to be happier? Get help dealing with difficult people? Feel more special? Through videos, journaling, blogs, and other features, you can take life in stride.
Severn Suzuki at UN Earth Summit (video) - At the 1992 Earth Summit in Brazil, 12-year-old Severn spoke powerfully on behalf of her generation, reminding adults about the effects of their decisions.
Gratitude Dance - This video for teens shows people of all ages dancing a traditional African dance of gratitude which is sure to get you smile or even get up and start dancing!
The Moontown Café supports and nurtures poets of all ages with contests, blogs, and forums. It provides special places for you to express yourself through poetry and writing.
Science News for Kids is a web site that offers timely news of interest to kids, along with hands-on activities, books, articles, web resources, and other cool stuff. (Ages 9-14)
The Way Things Work – Interested in levers and lasers, windmills and websites, or the way your own body works? David Macaulay’s website offers animated demonstrations, slide shows, and videos that let you explore the fascinating world around you.
UNESCO Art Miles Mural Project - Enjoy mural paintings created by children that promote peace and understanding amongst cultures all over the world.
|Gratefulness Books for Kids
The Secret of Saying Thanks, by Douglas Wood and Greg Shed - This gentle, powerful book with luminous illustrations shows how a grateful attitude towards everyday events like the sun's rising or discovery of a stone lies at the core of happiness. (Ages 4-8)
Giving Thanks, by Jonathan London and Gregory Manchess - This litany of appreciation for being alive and at one with nature arises from a father and son's walk through the countryside on a sunny fall day. (Ages 4-8)
Catie the Copycat - by Juliana Howard - Sometimes all it takes to be happy is to be exactly who who you are. The author's singular granddaughter illustrated this book. (Ages 4-8)
Luka’s Quilt, by Georgia Guback – In this Hawaiian tale, a granddaughter and grandmother have a disagreement about the design of a quilt, and both wind up feeling hurt and disappointed. In the end they find a compromise that makes them more aware of what they love about each other. (Ages 4-8)
Full, Full of Love, by Trish Cooke and Paul Howard – A boy visits his grandmother as she is making a big dinner for the family, and he is so happy to have all his many family members gather for the feast. (Ages 4-8)
How Kind!, by Mary Murphy - The animals on the farm prove that one good turn deserves another as each of them does something kind for the next animal. This simply-told tale shows that “what goes around, comes around.” (Ages 4-8)
Well Said: Children's Words of Wisdom by Bridget Haase. "Showing love is like giving a present you can always afford." Wise quotes like this -- backed by endearing photos and stories -- make Haase's book healing to the heart and refreshing to the mind. (Ages 5 and up)
Is That Story True? by Laura Alary, illustrations by Margaret Kyle. "Every night before bed, Maggie and Mommy read stories together. Maggie chooses a book and then finds Neville, her stuffed ostrich. They make a cozy nest on Mommy's lap and snuggle together under a favourite quilt. And every night, Maggie asks the same question, 'Is that story true?'" Explore the kinds of truth that live within the stories we tell. (Ages 8 and up)
Do Something!, by Nancy Lublin, Vanessa Martir, and Julia Steers – This handbook for young activists helps you pinpoint your “thing”—a cause that fires you up. Then come the tools that show you how to get it done, whether by making a poster, raising money, sending around a petition, or enlisting friends. (Ages 9-12)
Grateful: A Song of Giving Thanks, by John Bucchino, celebrates our daily blessings, brought to life by Anna-Liisa Hakkarainen’s enchanting illustrations, and a CD of the song, gently sung by Art Garfunkel. (All ages)
Douglas Wood - A profile of this remarkable writer and his books for all ages.
Children's Book Reviews - This page offers reviews of some favorite picks from our sister site, Spirituality and Practice.
ANGeL's goal is to offer you through this website an immediate and intimate experience of living gratefully. In selecting topic resources, as elsewhere, we favor quality over quantity. This page is not meant to be a directory of related websites and organizations. Rather, we have selected a few specific links and readings that we believe are most helpful in getting you in touch with your experience. Of course, the Internet is vast and our knowledge is limited; so if you know of a link or a book that is more helpful than what's listed, be sure to let us know.