The Blessings Jar by Colleen Coble
Alexa Grace is having a bad day, but then Grandma arrives with something special for "Grandma's Little Punky Grace"—an Ebenezer jar that she thinks is very peculiar. Grandma explains that an Ebenezer is a “stone of help” and represents God’s blessings. Alexa Grace wonders if she can fill the jar with some of God’s blessings. She goes on the hunt with her furry Newfoundland puppy and Grandma, and Alexa Grace's new blessing jar soon overflows with God’s wonders.
Ever have one of those "grumpy" days where everything just seems bad? I know I have and so have my kids. This board book geared toward ages 2-5 helps children (and adults too) focus on the positive things around them rather than the negative ones.
Length wise, it isn't a short board book. If you have a two year old, you may want to read this when your child is the most alert to keep their attention span, rather than as a nighttime story.
My daughter enjoyed the beautiful illustrations, especially the puppy and the fact that Punky wears a tutu. We talked about the special things that Punky saw with her grammy. I think she related the grandmother to her own "Grammy" because her eyes lit up and she said "my grammy?" It will be wonderful to have my mom read this to her when she comes to visit.
I love that Punky's grandmother helps her make a Blessings Jar so they can fill it with all of the positive blessings they encounter during their day! We all need that reminder to focus on our blessings, especially when life feels hard. It is also a great way to teach thankfulness in a way that little ones can understand. And it focuses on the special relationship that grandparents, especially grandmas, have with their grandkids.
You can also download free The Blessings Jar Coloring Sheets
Where to Buy:
The Blessings Jar is available on the Tommy Nelson website for $12.99.
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