Thanksgiving acrostic poem: I am thankful

Thanksgiving acrostic poem: I am thankful

Last year at this time, I showed you how to create a Thanksgiving acrostic poem. Here’s a variation that helps your kids focus on reasons to be thankful. When you’re scrambling around the kitchen on Thanksgiving Day and the children are underfoot, sit them...
Writing prompts about thankfulness

Writing prompts about thankfulness

It’s important to instill thankfulness into our children, for it’s a character quality that keeps them humble and appreciative throughout life. These writing prompts about thankfulness do just that, focusing on kindhearted people, the majesty of creation,...
Encourage thankfulness: Part 2

Encourage thankfulness: Part 2

Last time, I gave some suggestions for cultivating gratitude in children’s hearts in Encourage Thankfulness: Part 1. Here are a few more ideas to try. Dear God A joyful and pleasant thing it is to be thankful. ~Book of Common Prayer (1892) Give your child a...
Encourage thankfulness: Part 1

Encourage thankfulness: Part 1

It’s almost Thanksgiving. Around the country, we’ll soon be picking up our turkeys, baking pies, chopping aromatic vegetables for stuffing, and setting our prettiest table. Even still, it’s hard to forget that we’re about to careen around the...
30 days of gratitude

30 days of gratitude

The word “writing” can strike fear in young hearts because children tend to associate it with lengthy and often-painful tasks such as essays and stories. But as I’ve frequently shared here on my blog, writing can truly be as simple as making lists,...

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