Play a Kahoot! game to facilitate a "gratitude gathering" with students, and invite them to express appreciation for others.
This activity supports the development of the following social-emotional skills: self-awareness, social awareness, relationship skills, responsible decision-making, and self-management.
Engage students in a conversation about gratitude. You might explain: "Gratitude is when we notice something special in our life, like a person who helped us, an item or place that brings us joy, or a goal that we achieved. We think about what makes this so special to us, and how it makes us feel. Then, we show our appreciation by saying "thank you" or returning the kindness."
Bring students together for a "gratitude gathering", and use the Kahoot! game below to help students express appreciation for people and things which bring them joy. Consider making this part of your students' regular routine (e.g., during morning circles) to encourage them to practice gratitude even during challenging times.
Guide your students in a post-activity reflection by asking the following questions: