Giving Thanks: A Gratitude Journal & Thanksgiving Copywork Book
Giving Thanks: A Gratitude Journal and Thanksgiving Copywork Book is designed to teach 1st-4th graders the meaning of thankfulness. Giving Thanks is divided into three sections: gratitude journal, copywork, and thank you notes. Working together these sections encourage a full understanding of gratitude while providing a practical application.
Teach the Meaning of Gratitude this Thanksgiving Season
How do we teach our kids that Thanksgiving is about more than pumpkin pie and cranberry sauce? Thanksgiving is a season to reflect on our blessings. We can share this concept with our children by intentional means and Giving Thanks is one small step in that direction.
Giving Thanks, designed for 1st-4th graders, is broken down into three parts to create a full understanding of gratitude plus a practical application so they can put Thanksgiving into action.
1. Gratitude Journal: These pages will prompt your child to think with gratitude as she writes down her blessings. Pages are designed for a keepsake or to place on the family fridge.
2. Copywork: Take out some time to practice handwriting skills while learning a Thanksgiving poem and bible verses centered on gratitude. You may want to use the poem or verses as memorization or dictation.
3. Thank You Notes: Beautifully designed stationery for your child to practically apply lessons learned and thank people in her life for the blessings they bring. Your child can practice handwriting, learn how to compose a letter, all while expressing gratitude to others.
Take some time out from the busy holiday season to sit down with your child and discover the meaning of gratitude. While this was designed for children in 1st-4th grade, you can certainly use it with older children and share some of the concepts with younger children. Create a family project out of the gratitude journal or assign your children thank you notes to siblings, neighbors, or soldiers serving overseas. Watch your children develop a true understanding for thankfulness as they explore the writing prompts in the gratitude journal which challenges them to think of things to be grateful for. Keep the journal pages each year and compare them so you can see growth.
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