Origins of “Gratitude Game”On November 1, my seven year old daughter and I brainstormed the ways to celebrate Thanksgiving. Her first suggestion was a game when everyone says what we are grateful for and then we rate each other’s answers and see who wins. I thought about it and modified her suggestions a little bit to come up with a more “playable” game.
Our Rules for “Gratitude Game”1. Each player gets a pencil and a piece of paper. If you are fancy, you can use this beautiful printable from Meet Penny, but I was in bed with high fever when we played, so we used scratch paper.
2. Timebox your writing giving more time to younger players, and write as many things you are grateful for as possible. I was writing for one minute, Smarty was writing for 3 minutes.
3. Rate your thankful thoughts. We agreed that if two players have the same thankful thought, it automatically gets 10, the rest gets judged by the other player or players.
4. Add up scores (this is where math comes in) and see who won.
5. If you have nothing better to do (or stuck in bed with high fever), create a pretty thankfulness collage with Tagxedo, save it as a picture and hang it up.
3 Minute Gratitude List From a Seven Year Old
- People protecting our country
What are your kids putting on their list of things to be grateful for? What’s on yours?