One of the things I enjoy most about Thanksgiving is the focus on gratitude and thankfulness. From my perspective, gratitude activities are a must-do when it comes to planning out a list of Thanksgiving activities for kids.
Although teaching gratitude to kids is important, it is also easier said than done! Sometimes it can feel like an uphill battle to get my kids to appreciate what they have. Part of that, of course, is developmental. Preschool kids are naturally ego-centric. This means they have not yet fully developed their capacity to understand something from another person’s perspective. Nonetheless, it is a good idea to begin fostering an “attitude of gratitude” from an early age.
Below are some of the fun ideas for teaching gratitude that have been shared at the Weekly Kids’ Co-op.
Bear says thanks sensory bin from Little Bins for Little Hands
Who-Who’s thankful can from The Kids’ Activities Blog
Random Acts of Christmas Kindness from Every Star is Different
A gratitude tree from Rub Some Dirt On It
Little thankful thoughts from Mama Rosemary
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