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A great thing to teach children is how to show gratitude for the positive things in their lives. Check out our free printable gratitude journal for kids and print it out for your kids to enjoy.
Gratitude Journals Serve Many Helpful Purposes
I remember many years ago, when I was still teaching, hearing about something called a gratitude journal during a school in-service workshop. A school counselor was talking about gratitude journals as a helpful tool for kids who suffered from anxiety. The concept of a gratitude journal is very simple: it is to help a person focus on the positive things in their life.
In a world that often includes fear, unpredictability, and negativity, there are always positives. Encouraging others to focus on the positive things (people, events, etc) is a great way to help alleviate anxiety.
Focus on the Positive
In its most simple sense, focusing on the positive things in life can drastically improve one’s overall mental well-being. This fun printable gratitude journal will give kids an easy way to acknowledge things from their everyday lives that they are grateful for.
Free Printable Gratitude Journal for Kids
Get your free printable: Gratitude Journal for Kids
This printable is an easy-to-open PDF file and you can print out however many copies you need. Note: this printable is for personal use only.
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There are several pages in this journal. You can print as many copies as you’d like. The last two pages of the journal are thank you cards with blank insides that your kids can use as well. I recommend printing one copy of the entire journal, and then extra copies of the “days of the week / things I am grateful for” pages.
Compile these pages in a binder or folder
I printed out this gratitude journal for Lily and made extra copies of the weekly pages. I used a three-hole punch to put holes in the pages. Then I loaded all of the pages into a small binder. Now she has the pages in one place and can tote it around wherever she likes. She is enjoying the pages and I love giving her some tools to help her focus on the positive things all around her!
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