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In the last few weeks, we have talked about what it means to be grateful vs thankful and what we are thankful for.

It can be hard to teach children the attitude of gratitude, but it can be done with some attitude of gratitude activities.

Attitude of Gratitude

Thanksgiving is a time to give thanks for all the things that you have been blessed with.

Thanksgiving is a time to be spent with family and friends.

However, with all the work that goes along with those family gatherings, it is easy to lose the Thanksgiving spirit.

Don’t let yourself get caught up in the hustle and bustle of the season.

Here are five ways to make sure your attitude is one of gratitude.

Attitude of Gratitude


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Remember how you felt when you use to receive love letters from your spouse or that old flame?

Capture those feelings again throughout the whole month of November.

Cultivate that thankful attitude by writing love letters to your family members.

Choose one family member per day to write a brief love letter to.

Let that person know how thankful you are that they are a part of your family.

You don’t have to go it alone.

Get the whole family involved by inviting them to also write love letters to each other.


Going on a nature walk with your children is an exciting way to get into the Thanksgiving spirit and to explore the great outdoors.

A nature walk will expose your children to the beauty of the season.

You can show them the different colors of autumn leaves, and you can even collect some to use to make a scrapbook.


Make a scrapbook using family photos from Thanksgivings past and some fall foliage.

Collect some of those beautiful leaves that are decorating your lawn or collect some while on your nature walk.

Take some individual leaves and press them between contact paper.

Then place the leaves between the pages in a large book to flatten them.

Once the leaves are flat, you can add them to your family scrapbook.


Design a harvest necklace with your children.

All this takes is some dried fruit, popcorn, and any other edible item you want to add.

Thread these on a piece of string.

The kids will love these and so will you.

The biggest plus is that the necklaces are edible, and they are a fun way to cultivate a Thanksgiving attitude.


Host a Harvest Tea.

During a Harvest Tea, the guests each bring a dish that is one of the colors of fall.

These colors include gold, orange, brown, green and red.

Have several different tables with each table decorated in one of the fall colors.

The dishes are placed on the table according to the same color.

Invite your friends over and create a true Thanksgiving feel.

This is the time of year of giving thanks and sharing.

Cultivate an attitude of gratitude by doing some fun activities with family and friends.

Check out this FREE PRINTABLE with Attitude of Gratitude prompts:

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Friday 27th of December 2019

Always good to be thankful for what you have.