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Tuesday, January 28, 2020

Resources for Practicing and Teaching Gratitude

last updated September 1, 2020

photo by Kiy Turk on Unsplash

by Catharine Hannay

“I would maintain that 
thanks are the highest form of thought, 
and that gratitude is happiness doubled by wonder.”

G.K. Chesterton

Here are a variety of resources to help adults and kids learn about and practice gratitude, including:

  • teaching tips;
  • research links;
  • songs and videos; and
  • several different types of activities.

Gratitude Practices and Activities

Quotes, Blessings, and Parables

Songs and Videos

by Nimo Patel and Daniel Nahmod 
for Empty Hands Music

Songs and Videos about Gratitude

The Video Playlist on Practicing and Teaching Gratitude includes reasons to be grateful and the science of gratitude. 

On the Song Playlists for Teachers, I've included three playlists specifically about gratitude:

    Useful Links About Gratitude

    These websites have a lot of useful resources on practicing and teaching gratitude.

    The Greater Good Science Center at UC Berkeley:

    A Network for Grateful Living ( 

    Mindful magazine (

    There are many more resources for teaching mindfulness, compassion, and SEL at, including:

    Catharine Hannay is the founder of and the author of Being You: A Girl’s Guide to Mindfulness, a workbook for teen girls on mindfulness, compassion, and self-acceptance. (Sales of the book help me continue to run with no sponsorship or advertising.)