Teaching Your Kids to Be Thankful

The following is a post from contributing writer Amanda from The Pelsers.


Fall is here and Thanksgiving is upon us. If your kids are anything like mine, you’re probably already hearing lists of things that they want for Christmas.

Thanksgiving is the perfect time to help your kids learn to be thankful. But how do you teach your kids to be thankful?

  1. Have an attitude of gratitude yourself. Good attitudes are contagious.
  2. Remind your kids of the things that God has given them – spiritually and physically.
  3. Start a tradition of remembrance. Remember all the good things that God has done in the past.
I’ve created a printable to help you in teaching your kids to be thankful. It includes:
  • Psalm 107:1 in print to trace and copy.
  • Psalm 107:1 in cursive to trace and copy.
  • I’m Thankful For drawing and writing page with primary lines
  • I’m Thankful For drawing and writing page with regular lines

Just click on the image below to be taken to the Be Thankful download page.


We’re planning to use this printable as a part of our Thanksgiving celebration. Even your little ones can draw a picture and dictate to you what they are thankful for.

Around the Thanksgiving table we’ll talk about what God has done for us this past year and why we’re thankful. We’ll be focusing on getting our hearts and attitudes right with God in preparation for the Christmas season.

Amanda juggles homeschooling her 5 year old, who is in 1st grade, while running after her active toddler.  She recently released an ebook in PDF, Kindle, and Nook titled Finding Joy in Depression to encourage women to stop hiding from depression, give tips for those trying to manage depression, and support those with a loved one suffering from depression.  She blogs about life, motherhood, homeschooling, technology, books, faith, and more at ThePelsers.com.

Original Photo Credit

Amanda Pelser


  1. Heidi says

    Amanda, I’m thankful for individuals like you who are willing to share these printables! Thanks!