Nov
20

Thanksgiving fun

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As I browse other blogs I find so many great ideas and projects that I want to share, but I’d be posting all day if I did them separately. So, as I’ve done in the past, here are links to some of my favorites from this week focusing on Thanksgiving fun.

Naturally, Thanksgiving is on our minds. I have been attempting to generate an attitude of gratitude in our grandchildren when they visit by simply asking them to name one thing they’re thankful for. You never know what one may say, but I especially loved our 3-year-old’s response: I’m thankful that God made us! I wish I had thought to write down each of their answers over the past week…I will have to think ahead next year and make this Gratitude Box.

Also, at the same site, I discovered this variation-on-a-Thanksgiving-theme project. When was the last time you created Indian tepees? I’m pretty sure my little artists will LOVE decorating them!

Some real classics here — pine cones spread with peanut butter and bird seed, hand print turkeys (we traced hands on onesies for grandchildren’s first Thanksgivings) — but also some new ideas, at least new to me. Love the place cards with one quality that your grandchild is thankful for about each guest written on the backside. And how about a corn-shucking contest??!!

Sometimes I see the most adorable taste treats — and they look oh so simple to make. And then I try to make them and some of the adorable factor is definitely missing. I MIGHT be able to pull off some of these, though!

Let me know whether you attempted any of these ideas…I would love to hear how it goes with you and yours!

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  1. I’ve done the Gratitude Box in past years. This year, we did it a little differently but it’s been a good thing to take the time to think about all the things we are really truly grateful for. Not just food and clothes but various people and talents and the ability to live free.

    • Marianna Peipon says:

      Amen! My daughter has added ‘thankful’ leaves to trees. We TALK about things to be thankful for — always interesting when the oldest of the five grandchildren is only five. We typically grandparent from across the Pond, so it’s really exciting to have the time WITH everyone…navigating my way through grandparenting!

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