Have you ever made a wish? Of course you have! Have any of your wishes come true?
Whether wishes come true or not, it's important to keep wishing. Why? Wishes give us hope. They also help us to daydream. Daydreaming gives us ideas. Sometime we can make those ideas happen.
Can you remember different occasions we make wishes for? After you think of a couple, here are the ones I was thinking of.
Wishbones (Ask your parents about this one!)
Wishing someone a good day.
Since we've all been asked to stay at home, and our world has changed, I bet you've been wishing a lot lately.
Can you name 3 things you are wishing for right this moment?
If you like, draw a couple of things you're really wishing for!
Ask the people in your house what they're wishing for.
Are any of those things the same as yours?
Wishes you make can be for yourself, or for someone else. Can you think of a wish you want to wish for someone else?
Wishes are sometimes about food, vacations, the weather. How many times did it rain and you wish it wasn't raining?
Wishes can also be about the world. Can you think of a couple of wishes for the world right now?
Here is an owl that wishes it was a rabbit.
Wishes are thoughts. So it's very important to use your wishes for good things. The better wishes you make, the brighter the world will be.
Activity: Wish Pillows
Wish pillows are pillows that you fill with a few of your wishes. Your wishes could be for things you've been thinking about. You write your wishes on pieces of paper, fold them up and put them in the pillow you will sew. And you'll get to take your pillow apart when we are all back to school. Or back to the ways things were before the virus. You'll get to see what you were wishing for and maybe make some of those wishes come true.
Wish pillows are SMALL! Not big like your bed pillow. You'll need fabric. Could be an old t-shirt, a piece of fabric from something you don't need anymore. Or maybe someone in your house sews, and will give you a piece of their fabric.
You'll need a needle and thread. If you don't sew, skip down to the idea below in green. You can stuff your pillow with filling from a fabric store, or if you don't have this at your house, you can use another piece of fabric to stuff the small pillow.. You can also use cotton balls, but you'll want to make sure it's okay to use them.
If you don't have fabric, or you don't like to sew, you can make a wish envelope! You can make your own envelope by folding the paper and using tape or glue OR if you have an envelope, you can write your wishes on paper, fold them up, put them inside, lick the envelope, and DON'T FORGET to decorate the outside. The more magical you can make the decoration, the more magic you bring to your wishes!
Some people believe if you tell someone your wish, it won't come true. It's up to you whether you want to keep your wish a secret. After all, they're your wishes. The important thing is to have fun!
Gratitude: I'm thankful for the beautiful flowering trees I've been seeing this week! My wish is that you're seeing a lot of flowers blooming too! What are you grateful for today?