4 Gratitude Exercises to Try With the Whole Family

Thanksgiving is the perfect reminder of just how important it is to practice gratitude. While this year has been challenging, there’s always something to be thankful for, including family. If you don’t already have a family gratitude practice, give these activities a try. When you find one (or several) that you enjoy, add them into your routine throughout the year.

Make Gratitude Art Together

An art project is a fun way for your family to express their gratitude creatively. You can draw or paint, collect items from nature for a collage, or decorate a gratitude journal. For more project ideas, check out Learn With Mochi’s creative blog post to get inspired!

gratitude journal

Share Gratitude Daily

A perfect Thanksgiving activity that can integrate into your daily life. Identify a time, like during a meal or in the car, when the entire family is together. Have each family member share something they’re grateful for, no matter how big or small!

Volunteer or Give as a Family

Teach your children to give back. Spend a day going through old books or toys and build a collection to take to a local shelter or nonprofit. Helping others makes us more compassionate and is an important lesson for children to learn at a young age. 

Appreciate Each Other

It may sound simple, but it can make a difference. Actively thank and appreciate members of your family for small acts of kindness. As parents, lead by example and show appreciation to your spouse and kids. It will rub off on them!

As you head into this holiday week, remember the importance of gratitude. And for additional tools to expand your gratitude practice and personal growth, download Veraki today in the App Store or Google Play.