Thankfulness: 3 Activities to Make the Concept of Gratitude & Being Thankful Tangible for Kids! by Donna John
To help teach gratitude, Monisha Vasa says to make it tangible. It can help kids visualize the idea of gratitude in order to make it a more concrete concept for them. Here are three ideas!
- Create a “Happy Jar.” As a family, write down what made each person feel particularly happy that day and drop them into the jar. They can be taken out and shared at the end of a week, month or year, as a way to remember all of the pleasurable moments.
- Read children’s books that foster gratitude.
- Create a gratitude journal together.
All three are great traditions to start with your family!