Does your home resemble Grumbletown? Is everyone wearing you down with their bickering and squabbling? Are tempers flaring? Do you find yourself long on complaints and short on compliments? Sounds like your children may be in need of an attitude makeover---and there's no time like the present to begin cultivating gratitude in your family!
Keeping a Gratitude Journal: How to Write Thankful Thoughts for 30 Days
This mini lesson teaches kids how to keep a 30-day gratitude journal. It's loaded with journaling ideas and tips to make their gratitude project focused and fun. In addition, you'll find 13 colorful---and beautifully designed---printable journaling pages.
- Pages to draw pictures of people, places, or things they're grateful for, with lined spaces to describe their drawings
- Thank-you letter template with grade-level lined writing spaces
- Prewriters have permission to dictate their thankful thoughts to a parent or older sibling
- Assortment of whimsical, beautiful journal pages for kids to record their thoughts daily or weekly
- Delightful thank-you letter template
- Bullet journal pages
- Journal jar strips for expressing daily gratitude
- Several pages that specifically appeal to older students and encourage meaningful expressions of thanksgiving
Part 1: Journaling Guide with Instructions and Tips
This lesson is designed as a 30-day writing activity, but you can adapt it to use any way you choose!
- Plan Your Journal
- Count Your Blessings
- Write Them Down
- Other Activities That Encourage Gratitude
Part 2: Gratitude Journal Printable Pages
- My Gratitude Journal
- It's Good to Be Thankful
- 15 Things
- 15 More Things
- This Week I'm Thankful For
- The Best Thing About Today (for older children)
- The Best Thing About Today (for younger children)
- Today I am grateful for...
- Gratitude Is an Attitude
- Thankful for the Little Things
- I'm Thankful for You! (letter-writing template for older children)
- I'm Thankful for You! (letter-writing template for younger children)
- Journal Jar Strips
Printables, PDF (available for immediate download)