These prompts stop us in our tracks and remind us to be thankful in the midst of the chaos. This Gratitude Prompts Family Activity will make it easy to remember to be thankful!
Honestly, some evenings, I’m not thinking about how to instill gratitude in my children, much less feeling thankful myself. By dinner time I’m in task mode.
Get them fed, get homework done, and get them in bed are my goals.
My task-oriented self forgets about what my soul longs to do–instill gratitude in my children and myself. So, we’ve been using these prompts to help us stop and remind us to be thankful!
These prompts sit on our table reminding me to stop and be thankful! In the past, we’ve also made a No-Sew Gratitude Advent Calendar that hung on our wall the month of November and you placed the prompts inside them but in the past few years we decided to place them in a jar on our dining room table.
I know other families long for the same thing because my other gratitude prompts article has been a popular post on my blog pretty much every year.
So this year I wanted to add something else to it for those families who want to incorporate scripture into their daily life and even journaling through 12 days of prompts. I created journal pages to go along with the gratitude prompts.
I made some last year without scripture verses on it you can get them here. I absolutely love it!
The prompts stop me in my tracks and remind me to be thankful in the midst of the chaos.
Gratitude Prompts Family Activity
You can download and print your copy here from my shop: Gratitude Prompts with Scripture & Gratitude Journal.
These prompts aren’t magical but when we get intentional about having real and encouraging conversations at the table something begins to happen. I’ve witnessed every year in my heart or on the faces of my children who come to the table grumpy and then we pause from all the craziness and we talk about that one thing that makes you smile or the thing you feel you’re good at…
I created these prompts because we desperately needed to stop in the midst of a busy holiday season to count our blessings. So these prompts help us remember. Just seeing them in the middle of the table reminds us to be thankful. So use these prompts or something else but whatever you do make sure you are intentionally setting a time to remember God’s goodness in your day.
How to use them:
We use ours during mealtime so one child grabs a prompt and then we all take turns answering that question. The child who picked the prompt also reads the verse. If you use the journal you can give them some time after your meal to write in their journal their response and verse.
I love how versatile these prompts are. You can use these on a gratitude hike out in nature or while you walk in your neighborhood after you Thanksgiving meal and just pull one out as you go. You can use them daily at your dinner meal or lunch. You can use them on your way to school or after school when you’re in the car. Or at bedtime, before you tuck them to sleep. Enjoy!