Grateful Writing Prompts

by | Oct 9, 2023 | Kid Activities

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Encourage simple gratitude by using grateful writing prompts for kids!

The Importance of Showing Gratitude

The month of November hosts a very strong theme of thankfulness and gratitude with Thanksgiving being presented at the absolute center.

With that said, showing gratitude doesn’t have to be limited to just Thanksgiving.

Encourage kiddos to live out the life is the short mantra all season long by presenting it in a brand new way.

Life is short and we never know just how much time we have with those important to us. Show someone just how much you appreciate them today!

Using Gratitude Writing Prompts

Gratitude writing prompts can easily be used in a classroom setting or at home.

Encourage students to take the time to truly think about a person who has impacted or influenced their life in some way.

For most children, this will likely be a parent or grandparent.

However, it’s incredibly important for kiddos to look beyond family members as well.

There are so many incredible people who are in our lives for a season and have had a momentous impact on our lives in some manner.

From teachers to school bus drivers.

Showing Gratitude Through Writing

If you plan to use these grateful writing prompts in your homeschool, encourage your children to think about adults outside the home, neighborhood friends, and other wonderful people who have been a part of their story in some way.

Help them brainstorm both small and life-altering events that have happened in their lives and the humans that were there to pick up the pieces.

This can be as minor as a grandma bringing soup when the child was sick or it can be as deep as a terrible loss that an adult helped them grieve through.

Then, remind them of the incredible people who helped them bring something amazing in their lives to fruition.

For example, if your child is saved, the person or persons who helped plant those seeds and water that garden are incredibly deserving of our (and our child’s) gratitude.

All that said, no matter what event your children think of, or who they decide to write about, reminding children to appreciate those important to us is the most important lesson that can be learned.

Writing Prompts for Big Kids

When I began creating these writing prompts, I immediately knew I wanted to create a version for all major age groups

First, I created 2 variations for middle & big kids.

While one version has dashed middle lines for lower to mid-elementary grades, the second has smaller lines for upper grades.

Plus, they are slightly more in-depth than the little kid version.

Grateful Writing Prompts for Big Kids

Motivate your kiddos to color their hedgehog graphic and write in their absolute neatest handwriting!

Then, help them turn their sheet into a wonderful keepsake to be presented to the person they wrote about.

Or simply encourage them to hang it in their home as a reminder for themselves.

Writing Prompts for Little Kids

While the big kid prompts are slightly more in-depth, I chose to keep these prompts simplistic and to the point.

I created two very similar versions to cover multiple skill levels for young children in grades K-3.

Grateful Writing Prompts for Little Kids

Simply encourage little ones to think of someone important in their life and write simple sentences or explanations.

Focus on simplicity while reinforcing proper handwriting skills and sentence formation.

Consider laminating this fun project for children to gift to their loved ones.

Free Gratitude Writing Prompts

These simple gratitude writing prompts can be used by any child with a writing ability.

With multiple versions that cover a wide variety of skills to choose from, you are sure to find the right fit for your kiddos!

From kindergarten to 6th grade and beyond.

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Being Grateful All Year Long

While Thanksgiving and the entire month of November are both wonderful times to practice being grateful, it’s so important to teach kiddos to show gratitude to those around them all year long!

First, teach your children to be grateful by practicing simple gratitude activities throughout the year.

Then, utilize Thanksgiving-specific activities such as fall crafts and grateful worksheets for an added boost!

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Hey guys! I’m Mary, homeschool mom of 3 amazing kiddos.

I’m so excited that you decided to check out my little corner of the world!

If you have been following our journey for any length of time, you already know that I’m obsessed with coffee, organization, and all things simple.

I’m also a huge dog lover and introvert 💗

My homeschool style is very eclectic.

I enjoy a solid mixture of structure and free range. I set goals for myself and my children each week, but I put no pressure on perfection.

We use a wide variety of curriculum in our home.

Some of our current favorites are The Good and the Beautiful, Life of Fred, Beautiful Feet Books, and Lifepac.

While my kids do spend a good amount of time learning at desks, they also spend countless hours exploring their creativity and practicing a little independence.

I love mountains, rainy days, and sitting by the campfire. 

Our family recently relocated to the PNW and we have been enjoying finding new nature spots to explore together 🙌🏼

I can’t wait to connect and share all the things I’ve learned on our new journey! 

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Typically summer is the most productive time for my blog. However, our family is currently living in temporary housing and we do not see an end in sight (thank you housing marking 😪) — meaning my workspace & supplies to produce quality content it extremely limited.

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Meet the Author

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Hey guys! I’m Mary, homeschool mom of 3 amazing kiddos.

I’m so excited that you decided to check out my little corner of the world!

If you have been following our journey for any length of time, you already know that I’m obsessed with coffee, organization, and all things simple.

I’m also a huge dog lover and introvert 💗

My homeschool style is very eclectic.

I enjoy a solid mixture of structure and free range. I set goals for myself and my children each week, but I put no pressure on perfection.

We use a wide variety of curriculum in our home.

Some of our current favorites are The Good and the Beautiful, Life of Fred, Beautiful Feet Books, and Lifepac.

While my kids do spend a good amount of time learning at desks, they also spend countless hours exploring their creativity and practicing a little independence.

I love mountains, rainy days, and sitting by the campfire. 

Our family recently relocated to the PNW and we have been enjoying finding new nature spots to explore together 🙌🏼

I can’t wait to connect and share all the things I’ve learned on our new journey! 

Just a Note…

Thanks for checking out the kid activities portion of the blog! 

Typically summer is the most productive time for my blog. However, our family is currently living in temporary housing and we do not see an end in sight (thank you housing marking 😪) — meaning my workspace & supplies to produce quality content it extremely limited.

I am still working, but it’s nothing like normal.

As always, we appreciate your patience! 

If you enjoyed this article or simply want to see more of our journey, feel free to follow us on social media for more frequent updates.

You can find all of our social accounts below!

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Don’t forget to check out our Facebook group too!

This group is open to all homeschool moms.

Whether you are already knee-deep in your homeschool journey or just dipping your toes in — all homeschool moms are welcome!

Looking forward to connecting! Simply Be Wild & Free Life + Homeschool Blog

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