With Thanksgiving and Christmas on the horizon I thought it might be nice to share some gratitude activities for kids. I know that I try and remind my kids how much they have to be thankful for (and remind myself too!) but sometimes it’s easy to get caught up in things and forget, plus anything that encourages gratitude has got to be a good thing, right?! Some of these gratitude activities for kids are specific for Thanksgiving with turkey crafts and pumpkin pies while other thankfulness activities are ones that you could use all year round. If you are getting ready for Thanksgiving then make sure you also check out our Thanksgiving crafts for kids at the end of this post!
Gratitude Activities for Kids
I’ve split this list up into a list of gratitude activities for kids that I think are probably more suitable for Thanksgiving (no one wants a turkey craft in July, right?) and gratitude activities for kids that you could use any time of the year. Of course if you’re looking for gratitude activities for Thanksgiving then you can use any of the ones I’m listing! You’ll find the Thanksgiving themed list first under this image and the year round gratitude activities further down. For both of them I’ve listed the activities in the order you see them in the picture to make life a bit easier for you but there’s more ideas than pictures so make sure you check them all out. Want to make sure you don’t forget all these ideas? Make sure that you bookmark this page or pin the images so that you have all these gratitude activities for kids to hand when you need them.
Thanksgiving Gratitude Activities for Kids
Pumpkin pie thankfulness activity from Crafts on Sea
Gratitude turkey placemats from Mamas Happy Hive
Acorn gratitude banner from Creative Family Fun
Clay gratitude leaves from Rhythms of Play
Gratitude turkey treat jar from Toddler Approved
Family Thanksgiving tree from Kids Activities Blog
Gratitude turkeys from Happiness is Homemade
Gratitude pumpkins from The Joys of Boys
Give thanks banner from To Be a Kid Again
Gratitude pumpkin from Toddler Approved
Year Round Gratitude Activities for Kids
Gratitude tree with free printable from Mama Smiles
Gratitude conversation starters from Creative Family Fun
Large thankful tree from Hands On As We Grow
Gratitude stones from Fireflies and Mudpies
Gratitude pick up sticks game from Teach Beside Me
How to make a thankful tree with real leaves from Rhythms of Play
Gratitude yoga from Kid Yoga Stories
Printable gratitude ornaments from Little Bins for Little Hands
Gratitude journal from Kids Activities Blog
Family thankfulness jar from The Realistic Mama
Thankfulness chain from the Joys of Boys
Want more Thanksgiving activities for kids? We’ve got this fun movable Mayflower ship craft you could try.
Younger kids will enjoy making this paper bag turkey, plus they can use it as a puppet afterwards.
Or for our favourite ideas from other bloggers be sure to check out this round up of Thanksgiving crafts for kids.