Friday Five: Teaching Your Kids About Gratitude


It’s the start of November — which in the United States means we’re starting to think about Thanksgiving. Of course, we all want our children to be grateful for the things they have, but gratitude isn’t exactly tangible. How do you teach your youngest KneeBouncers about being thankful?

Well, we’ve got five ideas!

1. Create a Family Gratitude Journal
Pick-up a blank notebook and have your kids decorate it. Each day, have one child draw a picture and write what they are thankful for (you can even have children take turns, alternating days). If your child is too young to write, write what they are grateful for beneath their picture.

2. Volunteer
Believe it or not, your kids can never be too young to start volunteering! Of course, you can volunteer formally through an established organization, but you can also volunteer informally by helping a neighbor, helping with a community garden or picking up and delivering canned goods to a local shelter.

3. Create Your Own Thank-You Note Cards
Work together to create thank you cards that you can easily jot in notes when your child receives a gift. Even if your child can’t write a note, they can dictate a note to you — or create the art on the front of the card (which, presumably, Grandma will love just as much if not more than the note sentiment!).

4. Model Thankfulness
Where do your kids — especially young kids — take their cues from? YOU! Be sure to model thankfulness in your every day interactions.

5. Bedtime Chats
One of the quietest times of day is right before bed. As you’re tucking your kiddos in, ask them about their day — and the three best things that happened to them that day. Reflection will help reinforce gratitude.

What other ways to help create a culture of gratitude and thankfulness in your house?


DIY Penguin Game

Do your kids love KneeBouncers’ Frozen Numbrrrrrrrssss counting game? Bring their favorite game to life with this fun adaptation. It works not only on their counting, but fine motor skills, too.

[Read More]

Extend the Play: Dino Dig

Is your little palenotologist crazy for KneeBouncers’ Dinosaur Shape Match Game? Then try this DIY Dinosaur Shape Dig table top game. It’s a clever mash up of sensory play and shape identification — and helps extend the play!

[Read More]


Super easy. Lots of fun. The best way to learn.

three puppies - free games

Sign up and play for FREE!

Get access to our FREE games. We will send you some emails. But, we don’t spam and we won't sell your information. Ever.

Log in here.


Start your FREE trial today.

mommy & me song



Mommy & Me

Enjoy this original song by Kiki and the KneeBouncers! Showing Mommy the love she deserves!

Color me coloring sheets



Color Me – Coloring game

Coloring game for babies, toddlers and preschoolers! Unlock your child’s inner Frida, Picasso, or Banksy! Start coloring now!

Keep Playing!

Keep Laughing!

Keep Learning!

Already a member?

Log in here.


Start your FREE trial today!