The Gratitude Project

Thanksgiving will be here before we know it! It’s a great opportunity to reflect on what is most dear to us – family.

It’s also a wonderful time to start a new family tradition and teach children about being thankful.

Get the family together to make a “gratitude” tree, collage, or mural. This simple activity will help your family acknowledge what really matters with a meaningful project everyone can enjoy together.

And the best part, gratitude exercises have been proven to increase overall happiness and well-being, so there's no reason you have to stop in November.

An easy option for a “gratitude project,” is to put up a huge piece of butcher paper and have everyone write what they're thankful for throughout the month of November. Bonus, your kids will love the opportunity to finally have permission to write on the walls!

If you don’t have room for butcher paper, kids also love anything that adds a different dimension to a room. Create a clothesline with Fall leaves made from construction paper and let everyone write what they're grateful for on each leaf. Every single leaf added will be a unique addition to the clothesline.

See all the different ways below with which you can interpret this simple Thanksgiving activity into a meaningful new family tradition.