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Saturday, November 19, 2022


Do you need a few more activities to do this week? These books are a "timely" way to nurture nonfiction writing and gratitude!

Thankful Journal
Make a special journal for each child to use during the month of November. Several times a week ask them to draw, list, or write sentences about things they are grateful for. You can use napkins, paper plates, or a fork as shown.

Thankful Board

Designate a bulletin board or poster in the hall as your “thankful board.” Children can attach sticky notes or draw pictures of things they are thankful for throughout the month.

Thankful for Friends
Jane Lake shared this idea with me several years ago. Fold 3 sheets of paper in half and staple. Children use one of the prompts below on each page of their book.

1. A good friend is…
2. I’m a good friend when…
3. What friends like to do together…
4. Symbols of friendship…
5. Names of my friends… 

Thankful Song
(Tune: “Are You Sleeping?” Children repeat each line.)
I am thankful.
I am thankful.
Every day.
Every day.
For my friends and family.
For my friends and family.
Thanks I say!
Thanks I say!
Grateful Scavenger Hunt 
I saw this idea on FB a few weeks ago, and I thought it was one of the most "beautiful" activities I'd seen in a long time.  Check out for more ideas like this.