50+ Gratitude Quotes for Kids

Last Updated on February 19, 2021 by Michele Tripple

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If you are looking for a fun and simple way to teach your kids about gratitude at home, Gratitude Quotes for Kids is the perfect place to start!

As a parent, there are so many things we have to remember to teach our kids. Some qualities are easier to teach than others. When it comes to gratitude, it can be hard to know where to start. 

When learning how to teach gratitude to a child, it’s important to make gratitude a part of every day. With my kids, I always love to start by giving them a gratitude quote each morning. It’s always fun to write the gratitude quote on paper or print it out to put on the fridge each day.

As a mom, every day is a busy day. I don’t have time to search for a new gratitude quote every day. That’s why I’ve come up with a list of over 50 helpful gratitude quotes for kids so you don’t have to spend extra time searching for them. It’s all in one place!

If you missed our gratitude quotes that inspire or our Thanksgiving quotes for kids be sure to check them out and add them to your gratitude quote list! 

Benefits of Teaching Gratitude

Not only does teaching gratitude to your kids change their outlook on life but it also inspires them to be grateful for what they have. Its never too early to teach your kids about gratitude! Using gratitude quotes for kids is an easy way to start. The earlier you teach them, the more they will benefit from it! 

Being grateful will help your kids reflect on what they have been given and feel happier!

Gratitude Quotes for Kids

Wear gratitude like a cloak and it will feed every corner of your life.

— Rumi

Gratitude and attitude are not challenges, they are choices.

— Robert Braathe

I’m so glad I live in a world where there are Octobers.

Anne of Green Gables by L.M. Montgomery

Some people are always grumbling because roses have thorns; I am thankful that thorns have roses.

— Alphonse Karr

Cultivate the habit of being grateful for every good thing that comes to you, and to give thanks continuously. And because all things have contributed to your advancement, you should include all things in your gratitude.

— Ralph Waldo Emerson

Sometimes we should express our gratitude for the small and simple things like the scent of the rain, the taste of your favorite food, or the sound of a loved one’s voice.

— Joseph B. Wirthlin

Goodnight stars, goodnight air, goodnight noises everywhere.

Goodnight Moon by Margaret Wise Brown

There are always flowers for those who want to see them.

— Henri Matisse

Acknowledging the good that you already have in your life is the foundation for all abundance.

— Eckhart Tolle

If you want to find happiness, find gratitude.

— Steve Maraboli

I am happy. I am very happy. This morning when I woke up I felt good because the sun was shining. I felt good because I was a frog. And I felt good because I have you as a friend. I wanted to be alone. I wanted to think about how fine everything is.

Days with Frog and Toad by Arnold Lobel

Kindness in words creates confidence. Kindness in thinking creates profoundness. Kindness in giving creates love.

— Lao Tzu

If the only prayer you said in your life was ‘Thank You’, that would suffice.

— Meister Eckhart

Bad things do happen; how I respond to them defines my character and the quality of my life. I can choose to sit in perpetual sadness, immobilized by the gravity of my loss, or I can choose to rise from the pain and treasure the most precious gift I have—life itself.

— Walter Anderson

I don’t need very much now,’ said the boy, ‘just a quiet place to sit and rest. I am very tired.’

‘Well,’ said the tree, straightening herself up as much as she could, “well, an old stump is good for sitting and resting. Come, Boy, sit down. Sit down and rest.’

And the boy did. And the tree was happy.

— The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein

Through the eyes of gratitude, everything is a miracle.

— Mary Davis

Feeling gratitude and not expressing it is like wrapping a present and not giving it.

— William Arthur Ward

If you want to turn your life around, try thankfulness. It will change your life mightily.

Gerald Good

Mr. Duncan put the Maggie Pebble in an iron safe. Someday they may want to use it, but really, for now, what more could they wish for? They had all that they wanted.

Sylvester and the Magic Pebble by William Steig

If a fellow isn’t thankful for what he’s got, he isn’t likely to be thankful for what he’s going to get.

Frank A. Clark

Enjoy the little things, for one day you may look back and realize they were the big things.

— Robert Brault

The way to develop the best that is in a person is by appreciation and encouragement.

Charles Schwab

At times, our own light goes out and is rekindled by a spark from another person. Each of us has cause to think with deep gratitude of those who have lighted the flame within us.

Albert Schweitzer

Let us rise up and be thankful, for if we didn’t learn a lot today, at least we learned a little, and if we didn’t learn a little, at least we didn’t get sick, and if we got sick, at least we didn’t die; so, let us all be thankful.

— Buddha

Thankfulness is the beginning of gratitude. Gratitude is the completion of thankfulness. Thankfulness may consist merely of words. Gratitude is shown in acts.

Henri Frederic Amiel

Sometimes when you’re surrounded by dirt…you’re a better witness for what’s beautiful.

Last Stop on Market Street by Matt de la Peña

When I started counting my blessings, my whole life turned around.

Willie Nelson

In life, one has a choice to take one of two paths: to wait for some special day–or to celebrate each special day.

— Rasheed Ogunlaru

Develop an attitude of gratitude, and give thanks for everything that happens to you, knowing that every step forward is a step toward achieving something bigger and better than your current situation.

Brian Tracy

We appreciate the complicated and wonderful gifts you give us in each other. And we appreciate the task you put down before us, of loving each other the best we can, even as you love us.

Because of Winn Dixie by Kate DiCamillo

It’s wonderful to be grateful. To have that gratitude well out from deep within you and pour out in waves. Once you truly experience this, you will never want to give it up.

Srikumar Rao

He is a wise man who does not grieve for the things which he has not, but rejoices for those which he has.

— Epictetus

The simple act of saying ‘thank you’ is a demonstration of gratitude in response to an experience that was meaningful to a customer or citizen.

Simon Mainwaring

In November, people are good to each other. They carry pies to each other’s homes and talk by crackling woodstoves, sipping mellow cider. They travel very far on a special November day just to share a meal with one another and to give thanks for their many blessings — for the food on their tables and the babies in their arms.

In November by Cynthia Rylant by Cynthia Rylant

Nature’s beauty is a gift that cultivates appreciation and gratitude.

Louie Schwartzberg

We can only be said to be alive in those moments when our hearts are conscious of our treasures.

— Thornton Wilder

Do not indulge in dreams of having what you have not, but reckon up the chief of the blessings you do possess, and then thankfully remember how you would crave for them if they were not yours.

Marcus Aurelius

And for all I know he is sitting there still, under his favorite cork tree, smelling the flowers just quietly. He is very happy.

The Story of Ferdinand by Munro Leaf

The discipline of gratitude is the explicit effort to acknowledge that all I am and have is given to me as a gift of love, a gift to be celebrated with joy.

Henri J.M. Nouwen

Whatever our individual troubles and challenges may be, it’s important to pause every now and then to appreciate all that we have, on every level. We need to literally “count our blessings,” give thanks for them, allow ourselves to enjoy them, and relish the experience of prosperity we already have.

— Shakti Gawain

Let us be grateful to people who make us happy; they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom.

Marcel Proust

On the night you were born, the moon smiled with such wonder that the stars peeked in to see you and the night wind whispered, ‘Life will never be the same.

On the Night You Were Born by Nancy Tillman

Gratitude is the sign of noble souls.


When eating bamboo sprouts, remember the man who planted them.

— Chinese Proverb

Gratitude also opens your eyes to the limitless potential of the universe, while dissatisfaction closes your eyes to it.

Stephen Richards

The more grateful I am, the more beauty I see.

— Mary Davis

Gratitude always comes into play; research shows that people are happier if they are grateful for the positive things in their lives, rather than worrying about what might be missing.

Dan Buettner

As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them.

— John F. Kennedy

Thanksgiving day is a jewel, to set in the hearts of honest men; but be careful that you do not take the day, and leave out the gratitude.

— E.P. Powell

You have been my friend. That in itself is a tremendous thing.

— Charlotte to Wilbur in Charlotte’s Web (E.B. White)

Thanksgiving is a time of togetherness and gratitude.

— Nigel Hamilton

Reflect upon your present blessings, of which every man has plenty; not on your past misfortunes, of which all men have some.

— Charles Dickens

Not what we say about our blessings, but how we use them, is the true measure of our Thanksgiving.

— W.T. Purkiser

Gratitude turns what we have into enough.

— Anonymous

An attitude of gratitude brings great things.

— Yogi Bhajan

Piglet noticed that even though he had a Very Small Heart, it could hold a rather large amount of Gratitude.

— A.A. Milne

No one has ever become poor by giving.

— Anne Frank

When we give cheerfully and accept gratefully, everyone is blessed.

— Maya Angelou

You can give without loving, but you cannot love without giving.

— Amy Carmichael

What are some of your favorite gratitude quotes for kids? Share in the comments!

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