Sunday, November 20, 2011

Give Thanks

It's Thanksgiving week!
  Time for turkeys, extended family and time off from school and work, but most of all, time to give thanks.  I came across this idea on the web and wish I had seen it at the beginning of November so my guys and I could have been doing it all month, but I figured it's never too late to give thanks and get the family involved.

  So, we're starting today with our jar of thanksgiving.

Here's the deal...
Grab a jar, basket, or empty vessel of some sort.
Cut up strips of paper and place them next to the jar with a pen.
Let your family in on the fun activity...during their days leading up to Thanksgiving, invite them to use the paper to write down at least 1 thing each day that they're thankful for, then fold and place into the jar.  Encourage your littlest ones to draw their thanks.  I look forward to my 5-year-old's pictures.

Then, on Thanksgiving Day, maybe around the dinner table, bring out the jar and read the thankful entries.

We'll be spending Thanksgiving dinner at a relative's home, so we'll probably pore over our jar of thanksgiving during a special breakfast that morning.

This is just an easy and free little activity to get the family's hearts turned toward thanks giving.
I'm looking forward to reading what my little guys are giving thanks for.


Alene said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I. Love. this idea! What a great way to count the blessings. Enjoy your Thanksgiving week.

Maureen@Loving this Life said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

My boys are loving it too! We had to get out a 2nd jar and both of them are now full....guess I need another. You have a great Thanksgiving too Alene!

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