Rosie wants a new toy, and Blue can empathise. He shares a technique for fighting the desire to want more, more, more! Watch the latest episode of Rosie & Blue called “Rosie wants a new toy” here:
Gratitude is being thankful for what we have. Rosie learns that we don’t have to get everything we see in the store to be happy. Remembering what we are grateful for helps us focus on being happy with what we have already.
What did Rosie want?
What did Blue suggest she do?
What does it mean to be grateful?
What are you grateful for?
Older children may benefit from a discussion about needs versus wants.
Draw and write things that you are grateful for. Older children may enjoy printing out a Gratitude Journal and creating a little booklet to add new things over the course of a few days or weeks.
Click here to download your Gratitude Journal PDF to print.
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Want to see more Rosie & Blue episodes?
Rosie & Blue is a series of short puppet shows that feature common challenges faced by 3 to 6 year olds. Each episode offers a simple strategy for overcoming a challenge, calling upon a specific virtue, to help children learn how to bring out their best selves if they face a similar situation. Discussion questions and additional resources are offered in the accompanying post to continue the learning. To check out more Rosie & Blue episodes, visit this page.
I adore Rosie and Blue. Great video and I love that I can simply show my child it and support her understanding of gratitude. Thanks for the journal too. 🙂
Chelsea Lee Smith
Thanks Kate so glad you enjoyed it! 🙂
Bek @ Just For Daisy
Amazing Chelsea! This is fabulous and definitely something that would help us to show our girls why we don’t ‘need’ to buy something new each time we’re at the shops! We could certainly learn to be more thankful for what we have! In saying that my girls are generally quite good and understand need vs want…. except when it comes to those darn Kinder Surprise eggs!!
Chelsea Lee Smith
Oh the kinder surprise eggs… I remember wanting those as a child too!!! I hope you and the girls will enjoy the future episodes 🙂