Gratitude Activities for the Family…Just In Time for Thanksgiving

I have a little guy who is prone to negativity, and I hope and pray that as we work on being thankful, he will slowly replace that negativity with thankfulness — because no one likes to be around a person who is complaining and unhappy 24/7. I’ve noticed that all these Debbie Downers have found a lovely place to hide out at, the internet. They go around complaining, criticizing other peoples articles just for the fun of it. I find it to be so sad that someone would have nothing better to do but to be critical, bitter and sometimes even downright rude.

Okay, I’ll get back on topic. I love to hear my children being thankful, it’s music to my ears and I am sure most parents feel the same way. I hope these activities will help your children cultivate a heart of gratitude. A thankful heart will take them a long way in life.

I will be sharing here tomorrow about our 21 Days of Gratitude so make sure you stop by and check out all the information so you can join in the fun!

  • Gratitude & Thanksgiving Activities 1 of 9
    gratitude activities for the family

    You're never too early or too late to start instilling the an attitude of gratitude in our children.  These activities are sure to inspire you!

  • Thankful Turkey 2 of 9
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    What a simple but impactful activity to share during the week or month of November. It's also a wonderful activity to have your Thanksgiving dinner guest partake in by giving everyone a feather and then having them add it to the turkey. You can find all the details via Little Family Fun.

  • Thanksgiving Countdown 3 of 9
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    This simple n0 sew countdown calendar will make it easier for you to practice gratitude in your home. ~via Inspired by Familia

  • Thankful Wreath 4 of 9
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    A visual reflection of gratitude. ~via Magdalene Blog

  • Thankful Tree 5 of 9
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    You want to bring nature inside and practice gratitude?  Here's a simple and cute craft. ~via Creekside Learning

  • My ABC’s of Thanksgiving 6 of 9
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    This is such a great idea and you can get as creative as you want. ~via This Reading Mama

  • Gratitude Dinner Discussion Prompts 7 of 9
    Gratitude & Thanksgiving Jar Prompts

    My kids love dinner discussion prompts and these free Gratitude Prompts are perfect to encourage us to think about our day in a positive way. ~via Inspired by Familia

  • Thanksgiving Garland 8 of 9
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  • Gobble, Gobble 9 of 9
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    This turkey is adorable and super easy to put together! via ~Happy Home Fairy

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