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5 Family Friendly Gratitude Activities with Free Printables

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Even though we may not think about it, there are many things for us to be grateful for each and every day; and no holiday is a better time to expresses gratitude than Thanksgiving.  

With that, we have created a list of our Top 5 Family Friendly Gratitude Activities to try this year.  

Pick your favorites and incorporate them into your Thanksgiving tradition, or at any time of the year. 

Pssst...There are lots of Free Printables in this list. Just click on the links to download them.  


1. Gratitude Conversation Starters (Free Printable)

To help you get started we've created these Free Printable Gratitude Conversation Starters to use during Thanksgiving or any time of the year.  They are a variety of questions that can be asked of any family member.  

Want to know some fun ways to use these Gratitude Conversation Starter Cards? Click here for instructions and ideas to get the most out of these cards.

Download your Free Printable Gratitude Conversation Starter Cards here. 

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2. Gratitude Skittles Game (Free Printable)

You may have some candy left over from Halloween, but if you don't you can purchase a bag of skittles to play this fun and easy Gratitude Game with the entire family.

This game works with any size group and anyone who enjoys skittles is really going to love this game because they get to eat the skittles when it's over.  Just pick a skittle and the color will guide you.

Click here to get your Gratitude Skittles Game Free Printable.  

Gratitude Skittles Game
photo: Play Party Plan


3. Thankful Pumpkin 

This is a great activity that no only celebrates the things that we are grateful for, but adds decor to your Thanksgiving setup.  

Grab some pumpkins and a sharpie and write down the things that your family is grateful for this season. There are many different ways that you can have fun with this activity.

You could even purchase mini pumpkins and place one at each person's setting and have them write what they are grateful for this year. 

Thankful Pumpkin | Gratitude Pumpkin
photo: HappilyEvaAfter


4. Gratitude Scavenger Hunt for the Family (Free Printable)

Get the whole family involved in a Gratitude Scavenger Hunt.  This is a great way to explore gratitude because it makes everyone in the family look at even the smallest things around that they can be grateful for.

Click here to get your Gratitude Scavenger Hunt Free Printable. 

Gratitude Scavenger Hunt
photo: Let's Get Together


5. Make a Thankful Jar

Collect thoughts on the things that are you grateful for in a jar leading up to Thanksgiving and then read them during Thanksgiving dinner.  You can start this at the beginning of November or even a few days before Thanksgiving. 

It's a great way to reflect on the everyday things in our lives that we can give thanks for.

Find out how to make a Thankful Jar here and to get your Free Printable. 

I am Grateful Jarphoto: Overstuffed Life


If you're looking for something specific for the kids, these are great activities to incorporate into Thanksgiving to help them express their gratitude.


6. Fun Worksheets for the Kids Thanksgiving Table (Free Printable)

We love the idea of Thanksgiving inspired worksheets that the kids can do to keep themselves busy at the dinner table but also give them an opportunity to share what they are grateful for. 

Get these Fun Thanksgiving Table Worksheets here. 

Free Printable Thanksgiving Worksheets for Kids
photo: Sunny Day Family


7. "I am Grateful for" Placemat (Free Printable)

Making a place setting festive for the occasion always seems to be part of the Thanksgiving setup, so why not give the kids a placemat that will add to the festivity of the table and also encourages them to think about gratitude.  

Download your Free Printable Placemat here. 

Gratitude Placemat for Thanksgiving
photo: Mamma.Pappa.Bubba


"As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them."  
- John F Kennedy 


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