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Thanksgiving Gratitude Crafts for Kids

Looking for activities to entertain your kids while teaching them about gratitude this Thanksgiving? We’ve created a list of our favorites:

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Thanksgiving Tree – On one side of your leaf, write what you are thankful for and on the other side, something nice you have done for someone.

 

 

 

 

Gratitude Mobile

 

 

 

Gratitude Mobile – Similar to the Thanksgiving Tree, this project helps kids express what their thankful for.

 

 

 

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Mayflower Gratitude Boat – This is a great craft to do with kids, and it doesn’t require much in way of materials, just a paper grocery bag, tape, copier paper, scissors, a skewer and crayons.

 

 

 

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Gratitude Rolls – These rolls put a fun “foodie” twist to expressing our gratefulness in a unique and creative way that will impact your children for years to come.

 

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Be Thankful Garland – A decoration that displays your gratitude.

 

 

 

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Thankful Heart Turkey – Teach your kids to be thankful with a thankful heart turkey where they can write who or what they are grateful for this year.

 

 

 

 

Do you have a favorite Thanksgiving gratitude project for kids?  Share it with us at healthykidstoday@wphf.org

Audubon Park Elementary School Brings Mobile Mammography Unit to Campus

Mammogram Unit1On Monday, October 12th, the Women’s Center for Radiology parked their mobile mammogram unit on the campus of Audubon Park Elementary School. The first of its kind in Central Florida, the mobile unit is accredited by the American College of Radiology (ACR), and is capable of performing both screening and diagnostic 3D mammograms and breast ultrasound exams. The Principal of Audubon Park Elementary, Anna Ferratusco, and teacher, Christy Elder, requested the mobile mammogram unit to honor of a 17-year veteran teacher of Audubon, Evelyn Monet, who passed away from breast cancer last school year. Evelyn’s husband, Robert, visited the school to see the mobile mammography unit in his wife’s honor.

The mobile unit was booked solid during the hours of 2:30 – 5:30 p.m. The appointments were offered first to teachers, faulty and other staff, then to parents and members of the surrounding community. Community members were notified of the appointments in the local community paper. In total, fifteen women were able to make appointments for mammograms including nine Audubon Park staff members. The remaining appointments went to parents and community members. Each appointment took approximately ten minutes to process required insurance paperwork and fifteen minutes for the mammogram.

Mammogram Unit2Vicki Belmont, Director of the Women’s Center for Radiology, stopped by the mobile unit and reflected, “That’s what it’s all about. Screening saves lives. We’re so busy taking care of everybody else, we don’t take care of ourselves.”

Audubon Park Elementary is also participating in Pink Out Winter Park, and has created a team to walk in the upcoming Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walk on October 31st.  If you are interested in scheduling the mobile mammogram unit at your school or place of worship, business or community event, please click here or call the Mobile Unit Coordinator at (407) 581-0870.