Gratitude Bundle – 3 Activities for the Season of Thankfulness

Teaching, reinforcing, and modeling gratitude to our kids and students is essential. After all,  people who often feel grateful and appreciative are happier, less stressed, and less depressed. According to mindfullittleminds.com, gratitude for kids can be a very powerful tool, with lots of benefits to mental and physical health. They include things like:

  • Higher levels of happiness and optimism
  • Improved sleep
  • Less stress and an improved ability to cope with stress
  • Fewer physical problems
  • Reduced depression
  • Less aggression
  • Increased self-esteem
  • Improved resilience

Just in time for November, the season of being thankful, I have three activities that will help kids think about the importance of being grateful.

GRATITUDE BUNDLE-3 ACTIVITIES.
1. Giving Thanks and Doing Planks – kids are presented with a 30-day challenge focusing on core strength and thinking of people and things for which they are grateful.
2. 30 Days of Gratitude a challenge for kids to tackle throughout November or any month. It can be fun for an entire family. It’s goal is to help reinforce ways to show appreciation for people,  places, and the things that make us happy.
3. Gratitude BINGO – a fun way to present ideas on how to show gratitude for the people, places, and things we love. It’s an awesome tool to help our kids realize that showing gratitude is not only appreciated by the receiver but also the giver.

Get all three activities together by clicking GRATITUDE BUNDLE-3 ACTIVITIES.

GRATITUDE BINGO – Game of the Month

Instead of a game of the week, I”m posting a game of the month. For November, I’ve been preaching the meaning of gratitude and ways to demonstrate it with my own kids and students. I personally feel that kids and even grown-ups are appreciative, however often neglect to express their gratitude in words or actions. Expressing meaningful gratitude can become a habit with reminders and repetition. Adults can also model gracious behaviors. Monkey see, monkey do.

GRATITUDE BINGO

Gratitude BINGO is a fun way to present ideas on how to show gratitude for the people, places, and things we love. It’s an awesome tool to help our kids realize that showing gratitude is not only appreciated by the receiver but also the giver.

Gratitude BINGO works well for the month of November. However, it can be used regularly throughout the year.

Click here for access to GRATITUDE BINGO.

Here’s how to play:

  • Mark each box once you have completed a task.
  • Complete as many boxes as you can throughout the month.
  • How long will it take you to complete 5 in a row either up, down, or diagonally?
  • Can you fill the entire board for a SUPER BINGO?
  • Are there other ways you can show gratitude?
  • Create your own GRATITUDE BINGO card on the blank template.

I appreciate all of you for taking the time to read the Keeping Kids in Motion blog throughout the years. Thank you for clicking, liking, commenting, and sharing. Your feedback is an essential piece to the success of Keeping Kids in Motion. I couldn’t and wouldn’t do it without you.

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30 DAYS of GRATITUDE – a great tool for teaching gratitude to children

Oxford Languages defines gratitude as the quality of being thankful; readiness to show appreciation for and to return kindness.

I was sitting in my office last week when there was a gentle knock on my door. I turned to see three smiling faces staring through the window. I returned the smile as I opened the door. My fourth grade friends immediately handed me a stack of thank you notes for the physical education team. Touched by their gesture I returned their gratitude with a grateful thank you of my own.

It is rewarding to know that parents and teachers are still teaching their kids the relevance and the practice of gratitude. In a time when elementary, middle school, and high school students sometimes take their $700 phones and $100 sneakers for granted, teaching gratitude is essential. But like all good traits, it takes time to teach, learn, practice and become a habit; it needs to be nurtured. 

Gratitude nudges us and reminds us (just like the fourth graders did) that kindness is everywhere and it starts with us.

30 Days of Gratitude

30 Days of Gratitude is a challenge for kids to tackle throughout November or any month. It can be fun for an entire family. It’s goal is to help reinforce ways to show appreciation for people,  places, and the things that make us happy.

  • Print out the 30 Days of Gratitude. (Set printer to “fit to print” to print full page w/o border)
  • Throughout November, try to check off as many boxes as possible.
  • How many boxes can you complete?
  • Bonus – check off boxes multiple times throughout the month.
  • Use the blank template to create your own 30 Days of Gratitude.
Click here for access to 30 Days of Gratitude!

I appreciate all of you for taking the time to read the Keeping Kids in Motion blog throughout the years. Thank you for clicking, liking, commenting, and sharing. Your feedback is an essential piece to the success of Keeping Kids in Motion. I couldn’t and wouldn’t do it without you.

You may also like GRATITUDE BINGO.


Check out my TPT page for more 30-day Challenges!

Follow me on Twitter!

Check out my Facebook group called Keeping Kids in Motion!

Subscribe to my Youtube Channel for over 100 useful games for physical education!

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