Donate to a worthy cause; a food drive, coat drive, toy drive, etc. Include your children in the process, let them know what you are donating and why you are doing so. In these actions you are demonstrating great generosity and compassion. By teaching your child to share or to better get along with a sibling/friend, they are learning to be considerate of others, which is a big lesson for a preschooler to learn and one that will stick with him/her as they mature. Stress the importance of manners. ‘Please’ and ‘Thank you’ are simple phrases, but it makes a world of difference in a little one’s behavior and how people perceive him or her.
As your little one develops characteristics like empathy and sympathy, so too will his/her gratitude flourish. Teaching a child to be thankful, generous, and kind is a lifelong process, and one that involves lots of friends and family to help, certainly something to be grateful for!