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Thank you for being my light!

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Preschool–grade 12

Thank You Cards

Show you care by sending a thank you card. Choose to print, color, or send electronically.

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grades 9–12

Make a Device-Free Dinner

Prepare a meal for your family, and then enjoy it together. The catch: All devices should be locked away.

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grades 10–12

Keeping the Peace During a Pandemic

Cooped up with family or friends? Consider ways to carve out some privacy for yourself and respect those you live with.

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grades 9–12

Breathe and Be Thankful

Think about what being thankful means to you, and take a few minutes to reflect and refresh.

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grades 6–12

Family Newsletter

Make and send out a family newsletter. It can be digital or just stapled paper. Try including a variety of stuff: news, interviews, history, recipes, and more.

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grades 3–12

Thankful Pictures

During the week, take pictures of things you're thankful for. Then combine them into a slideshow, collage, or other collection to revisit and add to.

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Article/Ebook

grades 7–12

Importance of Love

After you read this poem, write one sentence that captures its theme. Then write about the role of love among our basic needs.

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Worksheet

grades 6–12

What Matters

Print out these cards that each represent different values. Use the activities to reflect on which values matter most to you and then express why.

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Article/Ebook

grades 6–12

Cooking with Family

Browse the featured recipes on this page for ideas. Or have an adult download the free digital cookbook.

Activity

Preschool–grade 12

Gratitude Jar

Decorate a gratitude jar. When you feel grateful, write or draw the reason on a paper and put it in the jar. Read the results each week.

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grades 5–9

Why Be Grateful?

Watch this video to find out why being grateful makes us happier. Then take a minute to focus on the things you're thankful for.

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grades 6–12

Call an Elder

Call a grandparent, a neighbor, or a friend of the family to check in on them and make their day. Maybe tell them a joke!

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