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Attitude of Gratitude (Things I'm Thankful For)

An educational teaching resource from Socrates Lantern entitled Attitude of Gratitude (Things I'm Thankful For) downloadable at Teach Simple.
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Attitude of Gratitude: Things I’m Thankful For, is a character building activity to use when you've run out of steam. So you’re ready for Thanksgiving recess, and the only thing your kids talk about is what they’re gonna eat for the holiday. Unfortunately, they tend to forget that Thanksgiving is so much more than turkey, food and fun. This Attitude of Gratitude resource will help them realize the true meaning of the season, and appreciate their blessings. Without a doubt, your class will think about the things they're thankful for when writing them on colorful cards.

As educators, we know that when we do something kind or charitable for another person, it is not only beneficial to them, but it allows us to feel some warm fuzzies too. This good feeling is something we hope to instill in our students, especially during the holiday season.


Experts say:

  ※ A thankful person spends less time comparing himself/

    herself to others which leads to less jealousy.

  ※It helps children realize that others can do something

    nice for them even though they don’t have to.

  ※It gives children the ability to understand other people’s

   feelings and to have a sense of belonging in the

   classroom community.


  ✎ This is what you’ll get:✎

  ✎ Complete lesson plan

  ✎ Colorful set of lined and unlined cards

  ✎ Black/White lined and unlined  cards                                                   

  ✎ Images for your Thanksgiving Box

 ✎ Now for a bit of my story:

When I did this activity with my 6th graders, they loved it      because it gave them a chance to look within and realize how lucky they were.  I was amazed at some of the things they wrote.  Andres was thankful for his grandpa who helped him deal with his parent’s divorce. Kayla felt that she couldn’t do anything right and was thankful to me for helping her realize that she had many abilities, among them was  drawing, she was truly an excellent artist. Jeremiah was so thankful that his favorite uncle was a cancer survivor. You never know what’s going on in a child’s life. Of course, this caused me to shed a few tears.  Needless to say, we all went home that Wednesday looking at Thanksgiving a little differently.


 ✿This resource can be used for:
✔ Middle School
✔ Upper Elementary
✔ Special Ed Classrooms


※ Lessons to engage, challenge, excite and be remembered long after they’ve left your classroom. ※


Copyright©2016 Deann Marin (Socrates Lantern) All rights reserved by author. This product is to be used by the original  purchaser only. Copying for more than one teacher or classroom, or for an entire department, school, or school system is prohibited. This product may not be distributed or displayed digitally for public view, uploaded to school or district websites, distributed via email, or submitted to file sharing sites. Failure to comply is a copyright infringement and a violation of the Digital Millennium  Copyright Act (DMCA). Intended for single classroom and personal use only.


What's Included

This is a PDF resource with 35 pages.

Resource Tags

Character Building Thanksgiving November Values Building Community

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