Hi guys! Day #1 of the 25 Days of Thanksgiving is going to focus on Being Thankful.
There are so many ways we can teach our kids how to be thankful. One of my favorites is to create a “Thankful Tree.” I usually just take a piece of posterboard and draw the outline of a tree with no leaves. Then I cut out little leaves with different colored construction paper and have the kids write what/who they are thankful for on the leaves and we glue it onto the branches of the tree. You can make it as simple or fancy as you want. Here are a few links I found on Pinterest to give you some ideas:
Kids love making lists and so here are a few ideas about making an ABC list of all the things you are thankful for:
Here are a few of my personal favorite children’s books that are great to teach kids about being thankful:
Give Thanks to the Lord by Karma Wilson
Homeschoolshare has a free Unit Study/Lapboook for this one! You can get it HERE
Bear Says Thanks by Karma Wilson
Thanks for Thanksgiving by Julie Markes
Thanksgiving is for Giving Thanks by Margaret Sutherland
The Blessings Jar: A Story About Being Thankful by Colleen Coble
There are many Bible verses about being thankful. Here are a few ideas for activities that you can do with scriptures for Thanksgiving:
Here are a few other different “Thankfulness” activity ideas you can check out for kids to do or make:
I hope that I have given you a lot of helpful information so that you can get started working with your kids on Being Thankful this Thanksgiving! Please feel free to comment and look for Day #2 in this new series, 25 Days of Thanksgiving! If you enjoyed this and want to see more from my blog, please sign up for my mailing list on the right side of the blog.
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