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 it’s 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 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!
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 kids mindfulness video 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 your child 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 6th 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? Join us as we take 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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