Grades K-2
Grades 3-5

Gratitude Gathering

Play a Kahoot! game to facilitate a "gratitude gathering" with students, and invite them to express appreciation for others.

Activity Partner
Total time estimate:
15-20 minutes
Activity Objectives
  • Students will learn about gratitude as an important skill that fosters strong connections, leads to more positive feelings, and builds perspective
  • Then, students will play a Kahoot! game to express appreciation for the good things in their life, such as a special person, favorite memory, or beautiful place

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:

  • Why is it important to practice gratitude?
  • How do you feel when you think about people or things that you are thankful for? 
  • How does appreciating each other strengthen our friendships and relationships?
  • What are some ways that you want to express gratitude this week?
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