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Family Gratitude Projects

4 Easy Gratitude Projects for Families

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.

The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein


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.

I am Thankful for...

What family gratitude projects have you done or are you considering doing?

What are you thankful for this week?

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Thursday 23rd of January 2014

These are such valuable ideas, and something I can see myself incorporating into our daily lives. While my children are young {2 and 4}, I try to talk to them regularly about what we're thankful for. Maybe using a jar would help them take ownership their gratitude. :) I'm visiting from DYWW, and am a new subscriber. XOXO

Michell @Prowess and Pearls

Wednesday 22nd of January 2014

Hey Michelle! LOVE this! You're definitely teaching them well! After seeing all the "thankful jars" floating around in the bloggersphere and on Pinterest, my family and I decided to do one this year. But instead of opening it at the end of the year, we're opening it at the end of each month. It's amazing how many blessings we overlook. Thanks for sharing and thanks for linking up! Have a wonderful weekend my friend! ;-)

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