A Month of Thankfulness

It’s November, which means Thanksgiving is just a few weeks away. While Thanksgiving is a day set aside to be thankful, we want to challenge you and your family to practice thankfulness all month long. We’ve come up with a list of 30 categories of things to be thankful for. Now all you have to do is pick one each day and go through it as a family! This is a great way to get kids to practice being thankful, and it’s a great reminder for adults to remember how much we have to be thankful for.

To start, pick a number, or make it easy and go in order! Then, ask your kids (and self) what they’re thankful for in that category (e.g., “What is a toy you are thankful for today?”).

  1. A friend
  2. A color
  3. A food
  4. A dessert
  5. An animal
  6. A memory
  7. A grandparent
  8. An activity
  9. A vegetable
  10. A movie
  11. A toy
  12. A drink
  13. An ice cream flavor
  14. A smell
  15. A place
  16. A snack food
  17. A joke
  18. A song
  19. A sibling or cousin
  20. A candy bar
  21. A fruit
  22. A sport
  23. A teacher
  24. A song
  25. Something outside
  26. A stuffed animal
  27. A breakfast food
  28. A book
  29. A vacation memory
  30. A game

That’s it! The list is simple, but it’s all you need to start a conversation of thankfulness at home. And you don’t have to stop at the end of the month; print out the list and go through it again each month!