Make a list of things to be grateful for with a printable A to Z gratitude list template.
What is Gratitude?
Gratitude is all about focusing on what’s good in our lives and being thankful for what we have! It is about pausing to notice and appreciate the small things we often take for granted, like the clean water we drink or the air we breathe. But most students struggle with this concept. They often spend more time reflecting on the things they don’t have rather than appreciating everything they do have. So how do we, as teachers, teach our students such an abstract skill?
What Are You Thankful For This Thanksgiving?
As the leaves turn brown and fall, and that cozy autumn feeling kicks in, we know it’s that time of year again when everyone comes together for Thanksgiving. This special holiday is all about sharing good food, laughter, and, most importantly, showing gratitude for the things that make life special. Thanksgiving gives us the perfect excuse for children and adults alike to stop, take a breath, and reflect on what we have to be thankful for.
This simple yet valuable resource is one way we can begin to have our students stop to notice some of the small things in their lives. Students will list something, or someone they are grateful for that begins with each letter of the alphabet. Some letters might be tricky, but tell your students to be creative and “think outside the box”.
Download and Start Writing Down Those Gratitude List Ideas!
This resource is a breeze to get and even easier to use. Simply click on the dropdown arrow on the download button to select the resource file you prefer. Print, copy, and you’re ready to start making your thankful list!
This resource was created by Heather Chambers, a teacher/librarian in Texas and a Teach Starter Collaborator.
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