Give a flower to a friend. The more grateful you are the more good feelings bloom!

When it comes to practicing gratitude, it’s never too early to start!

Naomi Shulman’s Give Thanks, with Hsingping Pan’s delightful illustrations, offers kids a collection of 50 uplifting activities and games, like this friendship flower, for spreading joy and happiness in the world.

What you’ll need:

  • Construction paper
  • Glue
  • Scissors
  • Markers or crayons


  1. Cut petals out of paper.
  2. On each petal, write something about your friend that makes you smile.
  3. Glue the petals together.
  4. Give the flower to your friend to show how much you like them.
Excerpted and adapted from Give Thanks © Naomi Schulman. Illustration © Hsinping Pan.


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Naomi Shulman

Naomi Shulman is the author of Be Kind and an essayist for the New York Times, the Washington Post, Real Simple, and more. She holds a… See Bio

Hsinping Pan

Hsinping Pan is an animator and illustrator from Taiwan who holds a master’s degree in animation and digital arts from the University of Southern California.… See Bio

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Give Thanks

by Naomi Shulman and Hsinping Pan

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