Raising kids with grateful hearts is one of my greatest goals as a parent, and one of the ways I can foster that is through gratitude prompts for kids. Over the next few weeks, use these gratitude prompts with your kids to teach (and model) thankfulness.
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Raising kids with grateful hearts is one of my greatest goals as a parent. For many reasons.
- Helps prevent a spirit of entitlement
- Improves physical and psychological health
- Increases joy and happiness
- Leads us to be kinder, more empathetic people
- Prompts us to serve and bless others
- Strengthens our resiliency
- Reduces feelings of envy, jealousy, and comparison
- Improves and deepens our relationships
- Enhances self-esteem
- Helps us see and appreciate God’s blessings
For all those reasons and more, I’m trying to be intentional about fostering gratitude in my kids’ hearts.
One of the ways I can do that is through gratitude prompts — questions designed to get my kids thinking about things in their life for which they can be thankful. To recognize the lovely things around them and appreciate the beauty in their lives.
Is that something you would like to do, too? Over the next few weeks, use these gratitude prompts with your kids to teach (and model) thankfulness.
20 Gratitude Prompts for Kids
- What is the best thing that happened to you today?
- Who is your favorite person and why?
- What is something that makes you happy?
- Name one of your best friends, and describe what makes them special to you.
- Describe a time someone was kind to you.
- What is your favorite toy?
- Where is your favorite place to go?
- Who makes you feel loved and how?
- Describe one of your favorite memories.
- What is your favorite thing about your home?
- What was the last gift you received?
- What is your favorite thing to do for fun?
- What skill or strength are you most thankful for?
- What is your favorite thing about this season?
- What is something nice your parents (or another adult) do for you?
- Describe something that makes you laugh.
- What do you love about each family member?
- What body part are you most grateful for?
- What is something you use every day?
- Who or what are you most thankful for?
SHARE WITH US: Which of these gratitude prompts for kids was your favorite? Do you have other good ones? Please share them in the comments below!
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