Your Cart is Empty

by Lara Hocheiser November 18, 2019 2 min read

There’s more science than ever showing gratitude mindsets help people live happier, healthier lives.

Learning gratitude doesn’t happen overnight, it’s a behavior that can be taught and reinforced over time. Teaching kids about gratitude requires them to observe from an outside lens. In doing so, they can learn to form healthy relationships with themselves and others.

So, how do we introduce gratitude to children?

Gratitude can be experienced through direct experience, through dramatization, and through adult modeling. Try these ways to practice gratitude with your little ones:

Talk about gratitude

Use the dinner table to talk about gratitude.

  • Discuss ‘what is gratitude?’ It’s not just saying ‘thank you’... it’s about having a deeper appreciation for the things you are thankful for. 
  • Name a few things you are grateful for.
  • Talk about ways to express gratitude other than saying ‘thank you’, such as doing a kind gesture, writing a card, helping out a friend, etc.

Practice yoga and mindfulness

Yoga teaches us to be grateful for our health and bodies. Use our yoga cards and mindfulness activities found in our Gratitude Yoga Cards.

We created this resource filled with games, meditations, activities, crafts, and yoga poses to help get in touch with a sense of gratitude. 

Illustrator Note: I have always been grateful for creative expression and I like to model that in our resources. Kids benefit from having a creative outlet, so many of the activities found in this packet enable kids to express themselves while learning about important themes, such as gratitude and kindness. Kids can express gratitude through words, drawing, coloring and thought. 

Read a book

Share a book with a loved one about gratitude. After reading, ask questions thematic questions about gratitude.

Some books we love:


Start a Gratitude Journal

Free Gratitude Worksheet for kids

Every day, write down one thing that you were thankful for! It can be a person, thing, or event from the day.

We created a free printable gratitude worksheet that kids can use to write and draw what they are thankful for. Invite kids to practice gratitude with this free download. This is a great activity for the Thanksgiving holiday!

Download our FREE Gratitude Worksheet!


Leave a comment

Comments will be approved before showing up.

Also in Kids Yoga Blog

Easter Yoga Poses for Kids: Joy and Wellness to the  Holiday Season
Easter Yoga Poses for Kids: Joy and Wellness to the Holiday Season

by Lara Hocheiser April 04, 2024 4 min read

Multifaceted Health Benefits of Yoga for Kids
Multifaceted Health Benefits of Yoga for Kids

by Lara Hocheiser February 04, 2024 3 min read

Yoga for kids has a transformative power! Holistic practices can enhance mental health, concentration, and physical fitness. 


Learn to Teach Kids Yoga Training - Fall 2024
Learn to Teach Kids Yoga Training - Fall 2024

by Lara Hocheiser January 25, 2024 1 min read

In Fall 2024, you will learn how to teach kids yoga. Help empower young minds by learning evidence-based techniques.