Gratitude Activities for Staff & Students

by Kelly Campman, FOR Club Director

1. Create a “Gratitude Book.”

Keep this in a common area. Encourage staff and students to write a specific statement of gratitude each week. Choose a statement to share each week.

2. Encourage students and staff to write in “Gratitude Journals.”

Write down detailed things that make life worth living in at least 5 sentences.

3. Provide “Gratitude Prompts” for students each day and for staff prior to staff meetings.

Make time to share. 

  • I’m grateful for my friendship with…because…
  • I’m grateful for my family…because…
  • Three things that I’m grateful for at my house…
  • Three things I’m grateful that I am able to do…

4. Write and Personally Deliver “Gratitude Letters.”

Take the time to let the people in your life know that you are thankful/grateful for them.

5. Develop and Model an “Attitude of Gratitude.”


Gratitude can transform common days into thanksgivings, turn routine jobs into joy, and change ordinary opportunities into blessings.

– William Arthur Ward