25 questions to spark gratitude-filled conversations
Sometimes getting a heart-felt answer starts with asking the right question.
As Thanksgiving approaches (in America, anyway), it's a great time to get kids talking about what they're grateful for. Sometimes, though, when you simply ask them "What are you thankful for?" you either get blank stares or the same trite answers they give every year.
So this year, ask the question in a different way.
We've come up with over 25 questions for you to use in your ministry or at home to help spark some gratitude-filled conversations. Here is just a sample of some questions included:
What’s one kind or thoughtful thing someone did for you recently?
What is one of your favorite gifts that someone gave you?
What is something that makes you happy?
Who did you thank today? Who thanked you?
What’s your favorite thing about your home?
What is your favorite thing to do for fun?
What skill or strength are you most thankful for?
I hope these questions help the kids in your ministry reflect on their lives and "Give thanks to the Lord, because He is good!" Psalm 107:1
From The Archive:
Gratitude implies that a gift has been given – which means there must be a Giver. God, the book of James tells us, is the Giver of every good and perfect gift. He should be the object of our gratitude. So, here are three ways to instill the God-directed habit of thanksgiving in children. Click here to read more!