10 Gratitude Activities for Kids

Showing our gratitude is important throughout the entire year. During the holidays though, it takes on new meaning. 10 Gratitude Activities for Kids

Get extra creative showing thanks with these 10 Gratitude Activities for Kids. This post contains affiliate links.

Teaching Kindness

If you’re looking for ways to get your kids more involved in showing their appreciation, here are some fun activities:

Gratitude Activities for Kids

1. Random Acts Of Kindness

The holidays are a wonderful time to stop and remember the great things in our lives–to appreciate our blessings, and try and find ways to bless others

2. Handout Homemade Chocolate Bars

If you enjoy giving to show your thanks, here is a fun Handmade Turkey Chocolate Bar Wrappers your kids can help make, from The Educator’s Spin On It.

3. Make A Gratitude Jar

Make a leaf-covered Gratitude Jar to hold all of the things you are thankful for. Write down a new one each day, and watch the jar fill up!

10 Gratitude Activities for Kids

4. Thankful Turkey Can

Create a special place to write your thank-you’s, by making this Thankful Turkey Pencil Can craft. It also comes with a free printable!

5. Gratitude Wreath 

Make a Gratitude Wreath with this idea from Critters and Crayons. Using your hand as the template on paper; cut, trace and glue to a paper plate wreath and write in what you’re thankful for.

6. Free Printable Thank You Cards

Teach your little ones to send thank you cards early by printing these Free Printable Fill-in-the-Blank Cards and having them write in the details.

10 Gratitude Activities for Kids

7. Gratitude Tree

This Gratitude Tree is a gorgeous craft makes a great Thanksgiving centerpiece. Use real tree branches in a glass container to hang tags filled with the things your thankful for.

8. I Am Thankful For…

Color and fill-in-the-blanks of this cute (and free!) Thanksgiving Printable from Nurture Store.

9. Thankful Turkey

We are loving this idea from Mommy Lessons 101! Make a Thankful Turkey out of paper, and fill all of its feathers with the things you are thankful for.

10. Thankfulness Trees

Makeovers & Motherhood‘s Thankfulness Trees are easy and meaningful crafts. Cut leaves out of construction paper and cut out paper, and then write the things you are grateful for on them!

10 Gratitude Activities for Kids


How do you show gratitude in daily life with your kids? Comment below! 


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