When we think about ‘giving thanks’ we in the USA think about Thanksgiving, but kids need to understand what it means to give thanks year round! So while a lot of these crafts are Thanksgiving themed, these 25 Ways For Kids To Give Thanks Year Round are also great ways for you to talk to your kids about gratitude and what it means to be thankful. Maybe your family can even adapt these and do a different craft each month and make this your year of thanks! Have fun!
25 Ways For Kids To Give Thanks Year Round
The entire family can write down what they are grateful for and save them in this gratitude jar!
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Want a beautiful centerpiece that also reminds your family how much they have to be thankful for? This Thankful pumpkin does both!
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Kids can be thankful for the big and little things in their lives with these thankful turkey feathers!
There are things in our lives we should be thankful for every day, and these thankful leaves are a great reminder of just how great we have it.
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If your child would prefer drawing what they are grateful for, this thankful garland is a beautiful way to show gratitude through art!
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We should find things to be thankful for every day, and this dry-erase Thankful board is a great way to remind us to do just that!
This Thankful advent calendar will give your family a new envelope to open every single day, and a new way to say, “Thanks.”
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Create a beautiful nature celebration of thanks with these thankful ‘feathers’ that you hang outside!
Want a printable that walks your kids through gratitude? This Book of Thanks will explore what it means to be thankful in a fun way that they’ll understand and enjoy.
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Attach things your kids are grateful for to their treat jars and each time they reach for a treat, they’ll remember to say, “Thanks!”
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This beautiful craft uses real leaves and twigs to show gratitude and display your family’s love inside your home.
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A thankful cootie catcher is a little silly, but also such a great way talk to your kids about gratitude and giving thanks!
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Printable leaves are fun for kids to color on and after they finish listing off what they are thankful for, you can hang them as a garland in your home.
This cute gratitude pumpkin makes a great seasonal decoration and lets your kids explore the nature of giving thanks.
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Rather than crafting an entire gratitude tree all at once, you can lay out leaves for your children to fill with gratitude year round!
These homemade thank you cards are a great way to remind kids to say Thank You for the things they’ve been given!
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This acorn garland is a cute way to plant seeds of gratitude that will grow with your kids as they get older!
Create a tree of gratitude on the back of a door, and fill it with handprints from the whole family. Not only will it show what each person is grateful for, but the prints can be saved as a keepsake for years to come!
Place a thankful jar somewhere where your kids can frequently add to it, and then take some time each week going back and remembering all the good things everyone has experienced.
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Gratitude placemats are a great way to memorialize the things and people we love, and remember just how much greatness we have in our lives!
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This recycled leaves thankful garland is adorably shabby chic, and a cute way for kids to dig into the simple things they love.
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You can gather the entire family together and create a loving gratitude memory with this gratitude pumpkin!
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Create a gratitude jar for this year that you save to open next. You’ll be amazed at how far your life has come!
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Littles who are exploring color and texture will love this thankful turkey. Its feathers list the things your littles love, and it’s cute enough to hang in their room!
Create a gratitude wreath that lists what you and your family are grateful for, and hang it on the door so it’s the first thing you see every time you come home!
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