Our go along project was to paint joy boxes.
I found these little boxes and chipboard letters at the craft store. The kids painted them with tempera paint. I also gave each of them a little card that I stamped with the word joy.
My initial plan was to ask them to write something or tell me something to write for them on the card to do for someone outside our family. However, we've been having a little issue with squabbling with each other and I changed my mind. I asked them to use the card to tell one thing about each of their siblings that brought them joy and one thing they could do for them to bring them joy.
Little J did it quickly and Sassyfras and Juiciness were excited to hear what he said about them, big smiles. They however, took a little coaching to understand the project, but in the end figured it out and Little J was very happy too. I can't say we're going to be all hugs and smiles today, but maybe reminding them to read their cards again will help restore some joy!
Linking to: Red Ted Art's Blog, A Crafty Soiree