Creative Ways to Foster Gratitude in Kids

These creative ways to foster gratitude in kids can help cultivate a sense of appreciation for life’s simple pleasures. It’s never too early to start encouraging your kids to express thankfulness and gratitude. Here are five of our favorite ways to live a life of gratitude all year long!

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Creative Ways to Foster Gratitude in Kids

Gratitude Activity Jar

A fun ACTIVE way in introduce kids to the concept of gratitude. The jar is filled with notecards of what we are grateful for along with a corresponding activity.

Some of the cards we wrote include:
I am thankful for…..
:: Dad — Do something nice for Daddy.
:: Friends — Make 1 new friend today.
:: Books — Visit the library today.
:: Home — Invite a guest over to visit. See the full list of activities here.

Thankful Turkey Craft

Thankful Turkeys are a classic Thanksgiving craft for children, and a great way to practice early writing skills! Get instructions to make your own thankful turkey craft here.

Hand Painted Thank You Cards

Making your own cards is a great way to foster gratitude and the perfect excuse for some crafty fun. Get full instructions for these hand painted thank you cards here.

Start a Gratitude Journal Together

A blank notebook is all you need to start taking note of things for which you are grateful.

Download a Free Thank You Note Template for Kids

For help writing thank you cards, here’s a free thank you note template that you can download, print out, and have the kids fill in the rest! Get the free thank you note template for kids here.

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