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November 2021: “We Are Grateful: Otsaliheliga”

First Friday – “We Are Grateful: Otsaliheliga” Reading

Otsaliheliga (pronounced oh-jah-LEE-hay-lee-gah)  is a Cherokee word used to express gratitude. This month’s reading of “We Are Grateful- Otsaliheliga” reminds us to celebrate blessings and reflect on struggles- all year long.

“Every Day, Every Season. Otsaliheliga. We are grateful.”

After our story reading, join us for a special song and a hands-on children’s learning activity. Children, parents, and providers all welcome!


First Friday – “We Are Grateful: Otsaliheliga” Activity

“I am Grateful for…”
Seasonal Gratitude Collage
Members of the Cherokee Nation show gratitude for the blessings and challenges that each season brings. Let’s explore how to foster gratitude with children (as well as within ourselves) through visual documentation.

Items you may find helpful

  • Child-friendly magazines (or precut photos)
  • Cardstock or Construction Paper
  • Glue Stick
  • Scissors
  • Photos, stickers, or other materials to personalize your gratitude collage

“Thankful | 2021 Gratitude Appreciation Kids Songs” by the Juicebox Jukebox

For family, friends, and the air we breathe… we are grateful.

Let’s think about what else we are thankful for as we sing and dance along to this gratitude song!

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Artwork by Synthia Saint James