22 Videos To Help Kids Understand Gratitude

Develop an attitude of gratitude!

Screenshot from gratitude videos: Young girl smiling in a classroom; "Gratitude leads to happiness"

Science tells us that being thankful can make us happier and improve our sense of well-being. Over the course of their lives, our students will face many hardships, and one of the best things we can do is help them learn the skills they need to be more resilient. Here’s a list of heartwarming gratitude videos to watch with students to cultivate an attitude of gratitude. You’ll find videos for all age groups!

Gratitude Videos To Watch With Kids in Lower Grades

What Is Gratitude?

This video explains how to have an attitude of gratitude by harnessing the power to choose thankfulness.

What Does It Mean To Be Thankful?

Let’s talk about what it means to be thankful, so more happiness can find its way into our lives!

Kid President’s 25 Reasons To Be Thankful!

Life can be tough. It’s important to always take time to remember the things that make life awesome.


Two-Minute Start of Day Gratitude Meditation for Kids


This short meditation activity will teach kids how to be thankful for their day and leave them feeling positive and ready for each day’s adventures.

My Gratitude Jar

Kristin Wiens reads her book My Gratitude Jar, which tells the story of a young boy who learns the value of a daily gratitude practice.

Short Gratitude Story for Kids

This short video follows Billy as he discovers the value of time and shows gratitude for life by helping others while he can!

Practicing Gratitude

In this episode of RocketKids, Aspen gives us a little rundown on the importance of gratitude and shares 10 things she’s grateful for right now.

Gratitude Meditation for Kids

This mindfulness video for kids will guide them through a journey of being aware of their body, breath, and mind, and how to bring a feeling of gratitude with them wherever they go.

Thankful by The Juicebox Jukebox

Show kids that we’ve got a lot to be thankful for with this song!

Gratitude as a Learning Strategy

Use this video in your classroom to start a discussion about gratitude as a learning strategy and cultivate a growth mindset.

Kids Talk Gratitude

Kids can see firsthand how we can shape the future through gratitude, acknowledgement, and human connection with some fun activities.

A Moving Story About Gratitude

How much of an impact can a teacher have on a student’s life? This video explores being grateful for educators.

The Very Fairy Princess: Attitude of Gratitude Read-Aloud

This read-aloud shows us how one fairy princess figures out that gratitude is the best attitude.

Gratitude for Kids

This video covers several scenarios in which kids can express gratitude in a number of ways.

Guided Meditation for Gratitude

Listen as Tania Joy Antonio, author of The Affirmation Station, takes students on a trip through your grateful garden.

3-Minute End of Day Gratitude Meditation for Kids

This short meditation will teach children how to be thankful for their day and leave them feeling positive, calm, and looking forward to tomorrow.

Gratitude Videos To Watch With Kids in Upper Grades

Kids With Character: Gratitude

This video follows a sixth grader as they find reasons to feel grateful every day.

The Gratitude Experiment

Does being grateful really help your well-being? This video shares a gratitude experiment that’s easy to try.

Gratitude for Teens

What does gratitude look like in high school?

The Science of Gratitude

Research shows that an “attitude of gratitude” can measurably improve your overall well-being.

An Experiment in Gratitude | The Science of Happiness

What makes you happy? Have you ever wondered why? This video takes an experimental approach on what makes people happier.

What Teens Are Thankful For

A first grade teacher, a best friend, a parent—high schoolers share their gratitude letters with their recipients.

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Ready to cultivate a more thankful classroom? We've got great ideas for you! Here's a list of gratitude videos to watch with kids.