Welcome to one of my hundreds of character development posts. Today we focus on thankfulness. These 16 ways to teach kids about thankfulness include my previous lessons, crafts, activities, book collections and thoughts about teaching kids the importance of being grateful. I am also including other ideas I’ve found around the web so you are well equipped to teach valuable lessons on character. Building character in kids is a heart issue. We need to get to the heart and find a way to balance truth and grace as we teach them about morality. I hope you find these lessons valuable on that journey.
If you are new to my character development series, let me tell you a little bit more about these lessons. If you check out my character development tab, you will discover 52 character traits we work on throughout the year, which equals one word per week to focus on with your kids. Hovering over the tab will reveal all of the words. Each character trait has 7-9 lessons, so if you wanted to work on character daily, this can be an amazing resource. This year, I want to focus on cleaning up my series by presenting the lessons to you be compiling all of my lessons on a particular week, this week focusing on respect. In this series, you will find a word, definition, scripture to memorize, book lists and a number of activities and crafts related to the topic. I have also included links to other bloggers who have lessons on the trait. I hope you are inspired to work on character with your kids because being intentional in your parenting will help give great direction to both you and your children.
Thankfulness Character Development Lessons with Meaningful Mamma
Thankfulness Resources Around the Web
Thankful Thoughts: Being Thankful for the Family of God by Creative K Kids
Don’t Worry, Be Thankful: 14 Happy Ways to Teach Kids to Be Grateful by The High Calling
30 Thankful Crafts and Activities for Fall by My Joy-Filled Life
10 Ways to Teach Your Child to Be Grateful by All Pro Dad
A Jar Full of Thanks by The Rustic Pig
Giving Thanks: Free Thankful Banner Download by Carina Gardner
Teaching Gratitude to Kids by Gift of Curiosity
Teaching kids to be thankful doesn’t have to be difficult. If we model the different character traits we wish for our children to develop they will pick them up. The old saying is true that some things are better caught than taught. This is true for thankfulness.