I love finding fun family gratitude projects we can all participate in and learn from. I try to cultivate an “attitude of gratitude” with my children. They help to keep me accountable and mindful of so many of the things I have to be thankful for.
I am a sucker for just about anything framed! This 30 day gratitude project is simple enough for almost everyone in our household to participate in. Everyday for a month, everyone in the household writes down one thing they are grateful for.
A gratitude journal could be used as a family project or individually. Families could dedicate time daily to encourage dialogue among one another to discuss and chronicle what they are thankful for from that day.
A family gratitude jar is another way to reinforce the habit of giving thanks regularly – whether you add to it daily, weekly or monthly.
Read, discuss and act. Find books that center around gratitude and giving to others. After reading them together, have a family discussion and decide on a service project that relates to what you have read. The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein is a personal and family favorite. I love that early readers can easily follow along and read aloud passages.
What family gratitude projects have you done or are you considering doing?
What are you thankful for this week?