Teaching Our Children to Be Thankful {Book Review w/ Giveaway Link!)

Gratefulness doesn’t usually come naturally, does it? We all want more than we have sometimes, and nowhere is this more evident than in our children. We try to teach them to be thankful for what they have, but inevitably there are times when they want more. It took me a long time to learn to be thankful for my blessings, so I shouldn’t expect more of my son.

There are resources to help us in this endeavor, however, and one of them is a sweet children’s book called A Very Thankful Prayer. very thankful prayer

This book, written by Bonnie Rickner Jensen and illustrated by Natalia Moore, really drives home the importance of family and the other subtle blessings in our lives that we so often overlook.

This post is a sponsored post, meaning that I received a free copy of the book for my honest review. There are also affiliate links in this post. 

With the fall season upon us, let’s take note of the special parts of this season that we enjoy…

  • Warm clothes
  • Colorful leaves
  • Harvest time
  • Pumpkin patches
  • Apple orchards
  • Thanksgiving Day
  • Bonfires

very thankful prayerAll of these blessings and more are mentioned in rhyming form in this beautiful book with its whimsical characters.

“Every day I wake up with a happy thankful heart. I fold my hands and say a prayer – the perfect way to start!” – Bonnie Rickner Jensen

If you are looking for resources to help you teach your child about prayer and thankfulness, this is one that they will love!

The best part is that you can register to win a free copy by following this giveaway link

My son was completely still and silent when I read the book to him (which, if you know him, is no small feat), so I know it is entertaining for him. And I pray that through it he will see the importance of recognizing the everyday blessings we have, especially the blessing of family, and be more grateful for them. The book is only the beginning of naming all the things for which we should be thankful. 

Love in Christ,

she who has believed




P.S. Don’t forget to register to win a free copy of this adorable book!

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