FUN + FREE GRATITUDE PROMPTS FOR STUDENTS
Download our free gratitude activity for kids! Use as an ice breaker, writing prompt or bell ringer conversation starters during small groups, individual counseling, or classroom guidance lessons. Hang this free gratitude poster in your classroom. school counseling office or school hallway bulletin board. This free SEL poster is a good reminder that we always have something to be grateful for, and that it’s important to take the time to focus on those positives!
Some of the gratitude prompts include, “A strength of mine for which I am grateful for is…” and “Something in nature for which I am grateful for is…” Additionally, students consider what memory, change, and challenge they fell grateful for. On top of that are prompts asking about something beautiful, comforting, funny, and interesting.
Why Teach Kids About Practicing Gratitude?
Practicing gratitude cultivates joy and positivity, key feelings that lay a foundation from which to create an empowered life. Focusing on what we appreciate is also a healthy coping skill for when times feel overwhelming and get tough. Children who practice gratitude tend to be more optimistic, happier, and have better social support. Moreover, young people who practice gratitude tend to be satisfied with their lives, have higher grades, and be more engaged in their hobbies and classrooms. Additionally, kids and teens who practice gratitude are more engaged in their schoolwork and hobbies, and have better grades.