Memory & Copy Work on the Habit of Thankfulness

memory and copy work on the habit of thanksgiving

We do copy work every day – it first started out with me writing it on our homemade whiteboard and they sit at their kid size table. Their eyes look up, read, retain, write down, repeat. This method has helped them memorize the work they are writing, as well as teaching spelling, and, of course, writing neatly! We no longer have our large white board, but copy work is done in a similar manner. The graphics here with verses and quotes on the habit of thankfulness are created so you can click on them to enlarge and your children can copy straight from your screen. No copying or printing for you!

Our memory and copy work includes a definition of our habit, Bible verses, a hymn, and quotes.

When focusing on the habit of thankfulness writing thank you notes is a practical and thoughtful exercise to include during copy work time.

cw-habit-thankfulness-definition Thankfulness is being thankful to God for all of His blessings – those we see and those we do not see.


Give thanks in all circumstances, for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you. -1 Thessalonians 5:18


Oh give thanks to the Lord for He is good, His steadfast love endures forever. -Psalm 107:1

cw-habit-thankfulness-hymnA Thousand, a Thousand Thanksgivings is a beautiful hymn to learn alongside this habit of thankfulness. You can find music and full lyrics here


Not thankful when it pleaseth me,
As if Thy blessings had spare days,
But such a heart whose pulse be,
Thy praise.
– George Herbert


Pride slays thanksgiving, but a humble mind is the soil out of which thanks naturally grow. A proud man is seldom a grateful man, for he never thinks he gets as much as he deserves.
– Henry Ward Beecher

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