For children, showing gratitude for the people around them is a skill they can develop with your help. You can show them how to make being thankful—and expressing their thanks—a part of their everyday routines. It can help when you show children how you are grateful for them. This can help them develop a stronger sense of self-worth and confidence. And, you will be modelling grateful behavior.

The resources in this bundle offer simple activities to help children (and grown-ups!) express their gratitude for others.

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    Gratitude Frame


    In this video, you’ll learn how to create a gratitude frame with your child. The video will give you step-by-step instructions for how help your child make a frame for a special person in their life, using just a few craft supplies. While you craft together, you and your child might think—and talk—about who you’re grateful for, and what makes them so special.

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    Gratitude Frame Printable

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    This printable offers a simple way for your child to make a gratitude frame for an important person in their life. And making the frame will give you a chance to talk about the many reasons to feel and express gratitude for others. As you help your child color, cut, and glue the frame, ask, “Why are you grateful for this person?” and “What is your favorite thing about this person?” As you craft, you can model how to show gratitude, too! Tell your child why you are thankful for them, in both big and small ways.