Thanksgiving: Print this picture for your child to color and discuss with you. One sentence lets you record your child’s thoughts at this age and has a line for you to share your own thoughts with your child.
What are you thankful for? Print this page and use it to describe what you are thankful for and why.
Essay prompt: Epicurus believed, “Do not spoil what you have by desiring what you have not; remember that what you now have was once among the things you only hoped for.” Others maintain that contentment leads to laziness, that one needs a certain level of discomfort to keep moving forward and learning new things. Is contentment a desirable state? Why or why not?
Poetry prompt: During Thanksgiving, we often meet with family and ponder our blessings, blessings which are repeated over generations in a surprising variety of ways. Write about a blessing you have in the form of a triolet.
Lifestory prompt: Write about an experience you are grateful for. Tell the story of how you came to realize it was a blessing.