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Gratitude Journal for Kids

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This Gratitude Journal for Kids is perfect for remembering what to be thankful for! This printable journal would be great for the kids to do during the months before and during the holiday season.

We could all use a reminder and refresher about all the blessings in our lives from time to time. This kids’ gratitude journal will help them share all the things that they’re grateful for in a fun and creative way!

printable cover page of the everyday Gratitude Journal for Kids and a printable What are You Grateful For journal page

Gratitude Journal for Kids

When kids can have their own space where they can create and write out their thoughts and feelings, that creates a place for them to build confidence as well. Journaling for kids can be such a simple process as proven by this gratitude printable.

It’s also a great printable to print out for all the kids, so that they can showcase what they’re thankful for in life. If you have teens, they might like these journal ideas for teens.

Benefits of Journaling for Kids

Did you know that journaling is a great way for kids to learn to open up and communicate their thoughts and feelings? Journaling doesn’t have to be just “written words”, either. It can be drawing, coloring, creating, animating, and more!

Journals are an outlet of thoughts and creations that are truly a creative gift.

printable page with rain coming from a cloud with text reading He gives rain on the earth

Creative Ways to Use This Child’s Gratitude Journal

Work together as a family

There is something in our daily lives that we can all be grateful for. Why not sit down and do a gratitude journal together as a family. It’s an easy way to slow down the day and make memories for a lifetime.

Color and Display

Part of this printable journal has pages that are just for coloring. Once the kids color them, display them as a reminder that you’re proud of their work as well as proud of their creative process.

Use this as a way to do something nice for others

Showing gratitude is a great way to be thankful as well. Once the kids complete their journaling for the day, have them then pick one thing that they want to do that is nice for someone else. Spreading kindness and happiness is always a great idea!

Equipment Needed / Helpful Tools

  • Printer: This one is a great budget printer. If you’re willing to spend just a little more though, this is a better option. And if you’re looking for an all-in-one home office machine, this one does it all, has high reviews and includes 2 years of ink.
  • Printer paper or cardstock: If you’re printing for one-time, quick use, print on regular printer paper. If you need the printout to hold up to being handled often or if you plan to laminate it to use it multiple times, choose cardstock.
  • Laminator: Laminating your printable is an inexpensive way to use it multiple times. Just use dry erase markers and wipe off when you’re done so you can use it again!  Alternately, you can cover the printable with clear contact paper to achieve the same thing.


More Printable Fun

You can totally have more than one printable handy and ready for the kids! Different printables are great ways to have them be creative and active on different levels!

printable picture of the sun with text reading Use the sun's rays to write something that made you happy today, someone you appreciate, and other things you are thankful for

How to Get the Children’s Gratitude Journal

The grateful journal for kids is a PDF file that you can download and print over and over.

Just fill in the form below to access your copy of the Thankful Journal. 

Printable FAQs

How do I access the printable?

Fill in the form above. After you submit the form, you’ll receive an email from “Wondermom Wannabe” with a direct link to the printable. If you do not see the email in your inbox within a few minutes, check your spam folder.

Where can I find my file after I download it?

The most likely place will be in your computer’s Downloads folder. You can also select “Downloads” in your browser menu to see a list of your downloads, then simply select “Show in folder” below the file name to see where it is stored on your computer.

How do I print a PDF?

You’ll need a program that supports PDFS, like Adobe Acrobat (which is free). Open the program, click File > Print. Select your printer and set the number of copies you want to print. Double check your print preview, then click print.

Other Printables for Kids

If you enjoyed this expressing gratitude printable, you might like these other free printable activities.

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printable cover page of the everyday Gratitude Journal for Kids and a printable flower page and moon and star page

6 thoughts on “Gratitude Journal for Kids”

    • There’s a place where you can enter your email and click the “Yes, please” blue button near the bottom of the post under the heading, “How to Get the Children’s Gratitude Journal” and right above the “Printable FAQs.”

    • Fill in the form above. After you submit the form, you’ll receive an email from “Wondermom Wannabe” with a direct link to the printable library where you’ll find the link to the printable above as well as all of my other free printables. If you do not see the email in your inbox within a few minutes, check your spam folder. If it’s in your spam folder, make sure you mark it not spam and move it to your inbox before clicking on the confirmation link.


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