Now that Halloween is behind us, let's turn our focus to November. As we look forward to Thanksgiving, there is so much for our families to be grateful for in our daily lives. November is the perfect time to count our blessings as a family. As you are enjoying the last days of fall, here are a few activities for family gratitude.
- The Tree of Thanks - We love this idea from In Lieu of Preschool. It gives us time to all take a few minutes each day to reflect on what we are thankful for. Not only will it be fun to see all the things our kids have to be grateful for by Thanksgiving, it also doubles as a super cute Thanksgiving decoration.
- The Thankful Pumpkin - This is another cute way to talk about what our family is thankful for. All you need is a pumpkin and a sharpie. Each day at dinner, leading up to thanksgiving, talk about what your family is thankful for and write it on the pumpkin.
- Thanksgiving Family Journal - This activity is all about coming together as a family to work on a joint project as well as giving thanks. As a family you create, decorate and share your artistic talents together. Then you all write what you are thankful for at the moment.
- Thanksgiving Gratitude Board - This is a little more involved but you make it once and use it for years to come. Each day at dinner your family takes turns writing something they are thankful on the card for the day. Then each year you bring out your board and add to the cards so you can see what you have been thankful for over the years.
- Gratitude Jar - Such an easy way to give thanks. Decorate a mason jar and keep a pen and scraps of paper near by. Then have family members write what they are thankful for each day. On Thanksgiving, you can read all the things throughout the day!
What are all the things your family has to be thankful for this year?
Don't forget to get to get out together and enjoy the last days of fall as a family - get some ideas from our fall family checklist!