One of my goals as a creative mama, especially at this time of year, is to make sure my kids realize their blessings. The weeks before Thanksgiving are perfect to focus our attention on being truly grateful.
Of course, we read about the pilgrims and the first thanksgiving. We talk about how God has blessed us and how fortunate we are. But, to really get the kids involved, we go hands on. We have done different fun projects over the past few years that have made us reflect on what we are thankful for.
The kids and I made a thankful pumpkin last like this from PlayfulCrafts.com one last year. We kept it and brought it out this year to remember blessings of the past.
We have done a thankfulness tree like this one from SimplyVintageGirl.com. The kids enjoyed gathering sticks for this project from the woods behind our house. They got so excited to see the tree fill up with leaves as we added more as the weeks went by.
The Thanksgiving bracelet we made like this one from Ramblings Of A Crazy Woman was a hit with the kids because of all the colored beads. I loved it because of the story we told as we made the bracelets and that after they were finished, the kids could use them to tell the Thanksgiving story themselves.
Those are a few of our family favorites. What do you do to help your kids count their blessings?