As we enter this season of plenty, it’s important to teach children gratitude. Especially when considering current events, our abundance becomes overly clear. We really don’t have to worry about much here in the First World. We have plenty of food. We have warm clothes and homes, cars to get us places, and more toys, book, and movies than anyone really needs.
Some kids naturally seem to put others first, but mine often don’t. I’m looking for a few activities this year to help us remember that we really have it pretty good. We’re not walking across countries fleeing terrorists. We don’t worry about bombings or go to bed hungry. At this time of year, I want my kids to count their blessings and think of other people. Here are a few activities that teach children gratitude to get the ball rolling.