Having a gratitude journal for kids is a great way to teach our little ones about the practice of gratitude.
The practice of gratitude may seem simple and perhaps not important, but our level of gratitude is linked to our mental, emotional, and physical health.
The benefits of practicing gratitude for kids
- Higher levels of happiness;
- More optimistic;
- Reduced feelings of envy;
- Increased self-esteem;
- Improved resilience, so they bounce back faster from stress;
- Better able to control their thoughts and feelings;
- Reduced depression;
- More peaceful because they are less anxious;
- Improved sleep;
- An improved ability to cope with stress;
- Fewer physical problems;
- Less aggression; and
- Because they are happier, they create happier memories.
The continual daily practice of gratitude can have a profound effect on children’s lives and the way they see the world.
By practicing gratitude from an early age, we’re wiring their brains to be happy. Neuroscientists say that…
This simply means that the more we run a neural circuit in our brains, the stronger that circuit becomes. So if a child starts the practice of gratitude, and sticks to it, those happy and grateful neural circuit becomes stronger. With repeated use of a gratitude journal for kids, for example, gratitude becomes their default setting. This is great because people who practice gratitude are happier people.
Kids Gratitude Journal
These free printables and instant downloads can be used as a daily gratitude journal for kids. No sign up required. Simply choose your favorite design, and print as many as you like.
To print or download, simply click the link below your preferred free printable gratitude journal for kids.