This Bingo style Thankfulness Game is a great way to practise gratitude with kids. It can be used during the Thanksgiving season or at any time. When important concepts are reinforced in a fun way, kids are more likely to remember them.
Practising gratitude sets the stage for a happier life. It’s science. Research demonstrates that gratitude can improve general well-being, increase resilience, strengthen social relationships, improve life satisfaction, and reduce stress and depression.
This game can be played with 2-4 players at a time.
- printed game cube and game sheets (downloaded from here)
- glue or tape
- markers, pencil crayons, or crayons
- buttons, beads, or bingo dabbers to use as place markers.
- Print the cube out on cardstock. Cut on the outside solid lines.
- Fold on the dotted lines.
- Form into a cube using glue or tape.
- Print as many game sheets as needed depending on the number of players participating.
- Colour in the “Free Space” or place a place marker on it.
- Roll the die. Look at the category the die landed on.
- Name one thing you are thankful for in that category. For example, if you roll “family,” you can say, “I am thankful for my sister.” If you roll “clothes,” you might say, “I am thankful for warm, fuzzy socks!”
- After you call out your example, colour in a spot on your board or cover it with a place marker. The first person to complete five pictures in a row wins.
It may be hard for some children (depending on their age and developmental abilities) to think of things in each category to be grateful for. You can help by proving prompts or examples of your own.
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