These gratitude crafts and activities are the perfect way to open up a conversation about showing gratitude and being thankful with kids.
Teaching our kids to be thankful for what they have is one of me most important lessons we can demonstrate. This doesn’t mean telling them to be thankful, it means demonstrating gratitude as parents and having an open conversation with our children about what that means.
These gratitude crafts and activities are a really great way to get the conversation going, and demonstrate thankfulness as a family.
Gratitude Crafts to Make and Do with Your Family
Making crafts with your family gives you a chance to bond and discuss important topics. Talking about being thankful can be tricky with kids. Discuss why this is important for you, and you will see that your sentiments will resonate with your kids.
As an alternative activity, try this Fall Photo Challenge with kids, it’s a great lesson in mindfulness and gratitude.
Gratitude Jars to Make with Kids
These jars make a great gratitude craft as kids can fill them up over a period of time, and can also enjoy removing the contents and seeing what other family members are grateful for as well.
Thankful Jar // Creative Family Fun (pictured)
Gratitude Jar // Views From a Step Stool (pictured)
Montessori Gratitude Jar // Living Montessori Now
Family Thankful Jar Craft // Teach Beside Me
Thankful Trees to Make
Similar to a thankful jar, these thankful trees are gratitude crafts that double as beautiful displays for your home. Kids will love to add what they are thankful for to these beauties.
Thankful Tree Tutorial // One Creative Mommy (pictured)
How to Make a Thankful Tree with Real Leaves // Rhythms of Play (pictured)
Inspired Autumn: Inspired to Be Thankful // Paradise Praises
Thankfulness Trees // Makeovers and Motherhood
Thankful Turkeys and Gratitude Crafts
Turkeys are synonymous with Thanksgiving, which is a holiday in which we celebrate and demonstrate our gratitude. These thankful turkeys are fun and festive gratitude crafts for kids.
Print this adorable Thankful Turkey poster kids can print and fill in, or color!
Print this gratitude dice for your kids and get playing! Answer the thankful prompts after rolling and get kids talking about what they are thankful for.
Egg Carton Turkey Craft for Thanksgiving // Red Ted Art (pictured)
Be Thankful: Book Inspired Family Thanksgiving Activity // Sunny Day Family (pictured)
Thankful Turkey Craft // The Resourceful Mama (pictured)
Gratitude Stones // Fireflies and Mudpies (pictured)
Gratitude Pumpkins // The Joys of Boys (pictured)
Thanksgiving Placemat for Kids // Saving Dollars and Sense
Our Thankful Handprint Art // Fun Handprint Art Blog
Thankful Turkeys Craft for Preschoolers // Teaching 2 and 3 Year Olds
Turkey Handprint Keepsake Canvas // Schooltime Snippets
Thankful Turkeys // The Joys of Boys
Which gratitude craft will you make first?
Enjoy these gratitude crafts with kids, and add some of them to your month of gratitude with your family.