Having a heart of gratitude isn’t something that comes easily. Being grateful is hard for adults and may be difficult for your children as well. Should you need some help to train your children in having gratitude towards their blessings, these FREE gratitude writing prompts can help.
I remember a time with my two little ones when we were very low on finances. I worked often, got paid very little, yet God still provided. The way I had to teach my kids to be grateful was more out of necessity and circumstance than anything else. That is why it may be difficult to teach about gratitude at times its because often we don’t want our kids to experience hardships at such an early age.
My hard times forced me to warn my children to not ask me to buy them anything when we went to the store. After several times, the kids just stopped asking me to buy them anything at the store. They knew it was not appropriate and they knew that doing so would be disobeying me.
What this all meant to my kids was that their gratitude was at the max when I actually did get them something or if a family member sent them any presents in the mail. They learned to appreciate any gifts they received, they learned to see little things as gifts and really understood the idea of patience.
Grab this resource for some Bible verses to help your kids learn about God’s Word, along with how to have a heart of gratitude.
Grab your free gratitude journal prompts with free printable gratitude journal templates from the Kitchen Table Classroom.
Jeannette is a wife, mother and homeschooling mom. She has been mightily, saved by grace and is grateful for God’s sovereignty throughout her life’s journey. She has a Bachelor in English Education and her MBA. Jeannette is bi-lingual and currently lives in the Tongan Islands of the South Pacific. She posts daily freebies for homeschoolers!