20+ Gratitude Activities for Kids

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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

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


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

Gratitude Activities for Kids to do

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.

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Younger kids will enjoy making this paper bag turkey, plus they can use it as a puppet afterwards.

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Or for our favourite ideas from other bloggers be sure to check out this round up of Thanksgiving crafts for kids.

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1 Comment

  1. Thena
    14th November 2017 / 9:43 am

    What great activities to show kids gratitude. It’s so important in life, and by making it creative and fun, it helps instill in their minds as well!

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