One of the best things we can teach kids is the practice of thankfulness. Here are 3 great ways to do this:
1. Hang chart paper on the fridge or kitchen wall. Let it be a ‘parking lot’ for writing lots and lots of things to be thankful for. Fill it up. Reread entries aloud, daily. Have little ones dictate things for you to write on the chart for them. Think, write, read with kids!
2. Read informational books to kids that will help them learn about things that money can’t buy. Examples: Animals, Flowers, Birds, Trees, Nature, Rainbows, the Sun, the Moon, the Stars, the Ocean. Why are we thankful for these?
3. Teach kids to write (or email:) thank you messages to everyone who has done or given them something, every single time. Important!
My 3 grown, appreciative kids learned to be thankful…we did all of the above, for years! Teaching them how to practice the art of being thankful is worth the time and effort. Thanks!