Gratitude isn’t just for November! Kids can spend some time this winter focusing on the things they’re thankful for with this winter gratitude journal for kids.
From winter weather to favorite winter memories, help your kids focus on the things they’re most thankful for as they record their thoughts in this printable gratitude journal.
With fifteen writing prompts, kids can pick and choose their favorite prompt. Or, you can assign one or two a week for the entire winter season.
Winter Gratitude Journal for Kids
I recommend printing out this journal and binding it into a booklet. This allows kids to flip to their favorite page during their journal time.
You could also print out several of the same page if your kids love writing and want to record more than one thought per prompt.
Each page features a blank box for illustrations and several primary writing lines. Young writers can write their own stories on the lines, or they can dictate their story for you to write.The goal here is just to get your kids’ creative juices flowing, get their thoughts on paper, and get them focused on the world around them.
Spelling, grammar, and handwriting are all unimportant at this stage. Just focus on putting pencil to paper.
Once the journal is filled up, it makes a great keepsake. It’s fun to pull these journals out year after year to see how much your child has grown. They’ll giggle as they read what they were thankful for in years past. And, they may want to recreate some favorite memories in the current year.
PRESCHOOL BOOKS ABOUT Winter
Fill your book basket with a great collection of books about winter. Most of these books can be found at your local library or used bookstore.
If you have a hard time finding them, you can order them through my Amazon affiliate links by clicking the images below.
Snow – From snowball fights and skiing to fort building and snowman-making, P. D. Eastman and Roy McKie’s Snow will have young readers eager for the kind of fun only a wintry-white day can bring.
Snow! – Cynthia Rylant’s lyrical descriptions of the sights and feelings evoked by falling snow blend gorgeously with the rich and beautiful world created by Lauren Stringer’s illustrations, in which a young girl, her friend, and her grandmother enjoy the many things a snowy day has to offer.
Owl Moon – Late one winter night a little girl and her father go owling. The trees stand still as statues and the world is silent as a dream. Whoo-whoo-whoo, the father calls to the mysterious nighttime bird.
ROUND OUT YOUR UNIT WITH THESE ACTIVITIES:
This Preschool Coloring Activity Book is intended for children 2-5 years of age. The activities include coloring, connecting the dots, mazes, spotting differences and similarities, putting items in order, pairing them up, redrawing objects, counting elements, writing and guessing words.
Stack them every which way and see how tall you make the stack before they come falling down! It’s much harder than it looks… trust me! These wood snowmen are great for pretend play, stacking, sorting and most of all, learning patience!
This collection of winter crafts for kids will keep your crew busy during the long, cold winter months! There’s something on this list of kids of all ages.
If you love filling your bookshelves with seasonal books, don’t miss this collection of children’s books about winter. Winter-themed fiction and nonfiction picture books!
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