Gratitude

What if we shared our gratitude?

What does gratitude mean?

Have you really ever wondered what it really means to be grateful? Do you ever think about what you are grateful for? Have you ever made a list? Have you ever really thought about what you have that others don't? Did you know that research has been done to show how taking stock of your gratitude can change your point of view completely and be good for your soul? Have you ever wondered what would happen if we made our gratefulness contagious?
Forest Trail Elementary School students collecting socks for a cause
Kid President - How To Change The World (a work in progress)

Gratitude Projects

For a long time people have known that recognizing what you are grateful for can help you become a more gracious and giving person. Lots of people keep a gratitude journal and many people have participated in gratitude projects. If you click on the link above, you can see some examples.


Your team challenge is to create a gratitude project for other people to participate either individually, as a family, as a class or even a school or community wide project. Here is what your team will get money for:

  • Create a way to show gratitude as either an individual, a family, a class, a school or a community.
  • Give details how specifically the people will show their gratitude
  • Tell what the goal of the project will be
  • Create a poster and a presentation of your choice to explain the project.
  • Create an example of the end project
  • Your team will receive bonus money if you put your gratitude project into action and show photos of the results.