Kids Create: Gratitude Holiday Coloring Pages

Powe-Maynard, Iman

This time of year is often when we reflect on what we are grateful for. It's a fun season for some kids, but it can also be a tough time for others.

Studies have shown that coloring and practicing gratitude are both effective ways to increase happiness. Gratitude reduces toxic emotions, including fear and frustration. It can also cause people to live happier, more satisfied lives and enjoy increased levels of self-esteem, hope, empathy, and optimism. Other studies have shown that children who practice grateful thinking have more positive attitudes toward school and family.

Kids can practice the habit of giving thanks every day with these printable gratitude coloring pages. There is a space for listing the things we're grateful for, and different festive mandala patterns, that will warm the hearts of all!

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Fun and festive winter crafts : snow globes, groundhog puppets, and fairy masks
Fun and Festive Winter Crafts : snow globes, groundhog puppets, and fairy masks written by Randel McGee

"Includes the scientific explanation behind the winter season, a related myth, and step-by-step instructions on how to make eight winter-themed crafts out of various materials"

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The Thank You  Book
The Thank You Book written by Mo Willems

"Piggie is determined to thank everyone she knows, but Gerald thinks she will forget someone important."

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Attitude of Gratitude
Attitude of Gratitude written by Julie Andrews

"Gerry, the very fairy princess, learns the importance of gratitude even in the face of disappointment over the course of Gratitude Day at school."

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I Am Thankful
I Am Thankful written by Suzie Capozzi

"Throughout a Thanksgiving Day filled with family and fun, a child finds opportunities to be thankful."

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100 Ways to be Thankful
100 Ways to be Thankful written by Lisa Gerry

"Offers ways to slow down, be mindful, and appreciate life's little gifts. Interviews with National Geographic explorers offer examples of ways to give back."

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Check out this Kids Gratitude Booklist for even more book suggestions.



This blog post reflects the opinions of the author and does not necessarily represent the views of Brooklyn Public Library.


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