TomTod’s Daily Adventure – Preview


TomTod’s Daily Adventures are here to help you fight boredom, ignite imagination, and explore your ideas from home.

Below is a sneak peek of what lands in your inbox every day. Each Daily Adventure has resources and activities for middle schoolers, parents/caregivers, and educators. In this first adventure, we explore ways to creatively show gratitude for ourselves, our families, and our friends. Gratitude has the power to make us happier simply by noticing the good things we already have. We can also make our family and friends happier by showing them gratitude in fun, weird, and creative ways.

Enjoy adventuring into Creative Gratitude.

Share your Design Challenge creations with us on Facebook and Instagram or email us at We can’t wait to see and hear what you create!

Adventure on! And watch your inbox for the next Daily Adventure!

  ~ The TomTod Team

Moment of Joy

This Too Shall Pass - Ok Go

This might be the funniest, most creative music video of all time – “This Too Shall Pass” by Ok Go (2:53)




For Families

A Gratitude Jar

Watch & Learn: Hack Well-being with Gratitude – ABC News (4:29)

Family Adventure-tivity: Create a gratitude jar   

What you’ll need:  jar, paper, pen, and your creative and thankful heart. 

What you’ll do: Spend time listing one thing you are grateful for today and put it in the jar. At the end of the week, review responses and share thoughts/feelings as a family. 


For Students

Rube Goldberg Machine

Design Challenge 1: Make a song for a friend or family member in Google Music Lab to show your gratitude and share it with them.

Design Challenge 2:  We are grateful for your creativity! Make your own Rube Goldberg Machine, film it, and share it with us on Facebook and Instagram so we can show off your creative inventions!


For Educators  

Description of SOLE Learning

Online Learning Toolkit: Self Organized Learning Environments (SOLE) A SOLE is easy to plan, educationally rigorous, and works with every subject. This is a powerful and simple way to add project-based learning to your online classroom. Empower your students to learn, collaborate, and think critically.   Here’s how:  TomTod’s guide to online SOLE

BIG Question of the Day: Why does gratitude make people happier? How could you creatively help others get better at feeling and sharing gratitude?


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-TomTod Team

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