What are you thankful for?

in Holidays, Information

With the holiday season ramping up and the days getting shorter and shorter it can only mean one thing, winter is here. The holiday season is traditionally a wonderful time to reflect and be appreciative. So, KidsQuest turned to our youngest members and asked them what they are grateful for.

“I am thankful for my family and playing football.” –  Age 7

“I am thankful for my mom and ice cream and playing.” – Age 4

“I am thankful for everyone.” –  Age 5 ½

“I am thankful for my mom.” –  Age 3

“I am thankful for Christmas decorations.” – Age 5

“I am thankful for sparkles and playing.” – Age 4

“I am thankful for my blanket, Minnie Mouse, and finger painting.” –  Age 3

“I am thankful for playing sports and reading.” –  Age 6

“I am thankful for flying kites and swimming. We don’t do those things much this time of year.” – Age 4

“I am thankful for bouncing and jumping on trampolines.” – Age 3 ½

“I am thankful for my mom and eating cookies.” –  Age 4 ½

“I am thankful for Halloween and trick-or-treating and getting to be Elsa.” –  Age 3

“I am thankful for mermaids.” –  Age 4

“I am thankful for dogs. We are going to get one when we move; for now I just play with our neighbors’.” –  Age 9

“I am most thankful for my grandmothers and grandfathers; I have lots. And my nanners!” –  Age 3

“I am thankful for water, it is my favorite.” –  Age 3

“I am thankful for my family and my cat. Her name is Schatz it means ‘little treasure’ in German.” – Age 7

“I am thankful for my stuffed animals. My favorite it is Sleepy Bunny, she lives in bed. I got her on my first day (*of life).” – Age 5 ½

“I am thankful for playing ball.” –  Age 3

“I am thankful for learning to write. I am going to be better before Christmas.” –  Age 6

“I am thankful for my whole life.” – Age 4

Talk with your little ones at home. Gratitude is a complex concept that will need a conversation. Relating appreciation to more basic emotions of happiness or comfort can often help the conversation get going. Giving examples of what you are thankful for can be helpful, and make sure to give your child a chance to speak for themselves. You may be surprised at what they are thankful for!