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Helping our children to express gratitude and express it in our own lives is an important part of creating peace and contentment in our own lives and the lives of our children. This year, celebrate World Gratitude Day with your family and work to acknowledge and express gratitude in your daily life. What are some gratitude day activities you can do with your family?

This year, you can celebrate World Gratitude Day with your family and work to acknowledge and express gratitude in your daily life. These Gratitude Day Activities will help your children practice gratitude every day. Daily gratitude can be easy to learn with a gratitude challenge, gratitude scavenger hunt, and lots of gratitude list ideas.

Gratitude Day Activities

Keep reading for fun gratitude activities you can use to help your family practice daily gratitude at home and in the community. You’ll get printable activities like a gratitude scavenger hunt, journaling page, and cute notes you can share with others just to say thanks.

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How Do You Celebrate Gratitude Day?

World Gratitude Day is September 21st. It’s a day for everyone to take stock and count our blessings. Then, focus on ways we can express our gratitude to others. You can have your own gratitude day to focus on expressing your thanks any day of the year. 

What’s the meaning of gratitude day? Any day you use to show and share your gratefulness this year is a day of gratitude. Beginning a family gratitude day is a great tradition to help kids learn to count their blessings and focus on expressing thankfulness.

Gratitude Activities

You can start with these gratitude day activities:

3 Simple Ways to Practice Gratitude This Year

Looking for ways to encourage your kids to practice gratitude or focus on expressing your thanks more often? Try these 3 simple ways to practice gratitude any day of the year: 

  1. Look for good things. Take the time to notice and truly appreciate the good things in your life, seek them out. Then, appreciate those blessings. Did you wake up to the perfect weather? Did someone hold open the door for you today?
  2. Savor good things when they happen. Let those little moments have your attention and send up silent thanks for small blessings. Did a friend call just to say hello? Did your little one give you an unexpected hug?
  3. Express your gratitude to others and to yourself. A quick note of thanks or a bullet journal list of things you’re grateful for makes a big difference. It’s never too late to send a thank you card or let someone know you’re grateful to them. 

This year, you can celebrate World Gratitude Day with your family and work to acknowledge and express gratitude in your daily life. These Gratitude Day Activities will help your children practice gratitude every day. Daily gratitude can be easy to learn with a gratitude challenge, gratitude scavenger hunt, and lots of gratitude list ideas.

How To Practice Daily Gratitude with Kids

Teaching our children to show gratitude is an important and valuable lesson that will serve them well throughout life. When we show our gratitude to others, we help them to feel loved, appreciated, and important. Plus, embracing and expressing our gratitude makes us feel good too! 

Feeling and expressing gratitude regularly is a great way to innoculate kids against entitlement, pessimism, low self-esteem, meltdowns, and stress. You can help your whole family practice gratitude on a daily basis with fun family-oriented gratitude activities. Here’s how to do a daily gratitude journal with your kids:

The printable gratitude activity in this bundle is perfect for helping kids organize their thoughts and think carefully about what they’re thankful for each day. On a cute printable sunshine page, your kids can spend time filling each ray to finish the prompt “I am grateful for…”

There’s no right or wrong way to keep a gratitude journal, but keeping a record of what you’re grateful for each day is a good way to express your gratitude while focusing on the positive. Big things and even tiny everyday items can all be a part of your daily gratitude activity.

This year, you can celebrate World Gratitude Day with your family and work to acknowledge and express gratitude in your daily life. These Gratitude Day Activities will help your children practice gratitude every day. Daily gratitude can be easy to learn with a gratitude challenge, gratitude scavenger hunt, and lots of gratitude list ideas.

Inspiring Ways to Show Gratitude

Not really a journaling kind of person? That’s ok! There are tons of other inspiring ways to show gratitude to your whole family this year. 

Gratitude Scavenger Hunt

In this printable activity bundle for Gratitude Day, you’ll find a gratitude scavenger hunt filled with tasks like “find something that makes you laugh” and “find something that will make a family member smile.” You can complete the gratitude scavenger hunt together as a family or give everyone their own printable gratitude scavenger hunt and offer a prize to the first family member who can complete it. 

Then, don’t forget to check out my Very Best Gratitude Scavenger Hunt with more than 20 things to “search for” and focus on with your whole family this year.

This year, you can celebrate World Gratitude Day with your family and work to acknowledge and express gratitude in your daily life. These Gratitude Day Activities will help your children practice gratitude every day. Daily gratitude can be easy to learn with a gratitude challenge, gratitude scavenger hunt, and lots of gratitude list ideas.

Notes of Gratitude

Sending thank you cards might be a lost art, but it’s one worth reviving. You can teach your kids to express gratitude while practicing it with the artsy and adorable thank you cards included in this printable bundle. Take a moment to thank someone for their time, friendship, or a gift. 

Resist the urge to write thank you notes for your children. Instead, encourage them to write their own notes with this gratitude activity, even if they need to trace your words to get the job done.

Family Gratitude Challenge

Check out my Family Gratitude Challenge for Kids and Adults. It’s a printable list with 25 awesome ways you can help your whole family practice daily gratitude together.  I love these prompts because they really inspire families to work together towards the goal of expressing gratitude daily.

If your family enjoys a little friendly competition, offer prizes for family members who complete the most tasks or a prize for the family member who does the most gratitude challenges on the list. The tasks are perfect for all ages, so it’s easy to get the whole family involved.

Random Acts of Kindness Calendar

Random acts of kindness are another great way to help your kids focus on gratefulness this year. I’ve put together a random acts of kindness calendar printable with activities for the whole year!

It’s filled with simple ways you can encourage expressing daily gratitude with your kids at home and in the community this year.

This year, you can celebrate World Gratitude Day with your family and work to acknowledge and express gratitude in your daily life. These Gratitude Day Activities will help your children practice gratitude every day. Daily gratitude can be easy to learn with a gratitude challenge, gratitude scavenger hunt, and lots of gratitude list ideas.

Thankful Tree

Building a thankful tree with your family is a great activity for Thanksgiving, but you can do it any time of year. Taking the time to craft this thankful tree will help your whole family to focus on all the things you’re grateful for this year. It’s an excellent way to help kids express their thanks on gratitude day and all year long.

This year, you can celebrate World Gratitude Day with your family and work to acknowledge and express gratitude in your daily life. These Gratitude Day Activities will help your children practice gratitude every day. Daily gratitude can be easy to learn with a gratitude challenge, gratitude scavenger hunt, and lots of gratitude list ideas.

How do you do daily gratitude?

  • Look for the good in everything
  • Learn to appreciate the little things
  • Spend time slowinging down in your activities
  • Express gratitude to others
  • Keep a journal
  • Give thanks to others
This year, you can celebrate World Gratitude Day with your family and work to acknowledge and express gratitude in your daily life. These Gratitude Day Activities will help your children practice gratitude every day. Daily gratitude can be easy to learn with a gratitude challenge, gratitude scavenger hunt, and lots of gratitude list ideas.

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    I hope the adorable sunshine themed gratitude activities in this printable bundle inspire you to focus on cultivating gratitude in your own family this year. I can’t wait to hear about all the fun you have on your gratitude scavenger hunt or making your own gratitude journal pages.

    Share what you’re grateful for this year in the comments to help us all express a little more gratitude.

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