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Gratitude Scavenger Hunt

Hello gardeners! As gardeners when we are feeling stressed, worried or anxious our thoughts tend to be rooted in things we can not control. Like thinking about stressful things that occurred in the past, or worrying about things that could happen in the future. But did you know, one of the most powerful 'Gardening Tools' we can use when we are stuck in the weeds is Gratitude.

Redirecting our thoughts from negative to positive can sometimes be challenging. Activities and exercises that are rooted in feeling grateful/thankful help us to take our minds off our stress and our worries (weeds) and bring us back to the present moment. Today's new Gratitude Scavenger Hunt 'Gardening Tool' is a fun way for gardeners of all ages to look for and explore feelings of gratitude and help us to stay rooted in a positive, present moment. This activity is great to do at home or in school.

Scroll down for our Free Printable Gratitude Scavenger Hunt Activity sheet, learn more about how gratitude exercises are beneficial for our social and emotional health.. and scroll all the way down to download your Gardening Tool Badge for this activity!

gratitude scavenger hunt for kids


Gratitude Activities & Exercises Has Gardener Roots In:

🍃 Improves mood

🍃 Increases optimism

🍃 Encourages calm feelings

🍃 Positive redirection tool

🍃 Reduces Stress

🍃 Helps us be more resilient

🍃 Can be done anytime, anywhere

🍃Improves self-esteem

Consistency is key when it comes to practicing gratitude. The more often you use this 'Gardening Tool' the more powerful it can be. Gratitude exercises can be very helpful at night before falling asleep, before or after taking a test, when you feel scared, when you need to take your mind off your weeds, or when you just need to unwind and relax.


Hey gardeners, did you do the Gratitude Scavenger Hunt? If so, congratulations, you just earned yourself the 'Gratitude Scavenger Hunt Gardening Tool Badge'!

--> Click the badge to download a pdf sticker for your Gardening Tool Badge Collector Sheet

How many gardening tool badges have you earned so far? Send us an email to

You Are a Gardener® and the #PullYourweeds® Blog are rooted in empowering kids with a shared emotional language to use at home and in school through the use of our book, blog, videos, school programs, teacher services and more!

Let's dig into raising a new generation of emotionally empowered kids!


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