The best part of Thanksgiving for the kids in our family is when we go around the table and everyone gets a chance to say what they are thankful for. Problem is, when you are vying for center stage at a Thanksgiving table of +30 people, holding everyone’s attention for the duration is a bit of a challenge.
We never seem to pay attention long enough to hear what the last
half few at the table are thankful for.
Here are 10 crafty ways for kids to say thank you on Thanksgiving:
If you don’t celebrate Thanksgiving,
change these up a bit for someone who’s having a
birthday, graduation, wedding, retirement or going away party;)
From Marty’s Musings
Give the kids strips of paper to write what they are thankful for and then put them all in a Blessings Jar.
Let the little ones write on decorative strips of paper and then glue the strips together into a Thanksgiving paper chain.
From Rythms of Play
Top 10 (and all of them fabulous) ideas for making a thankful tree.
From Playful Learning
Press some leaves in advance and let the kids write what they’re thankful for with paint pens.
From Little Family Fun
Construction paper and scissors are the two main supplies for this adorable gratitude turkey.
From Eclectically Vintage
Faux or real can work for these clever thankful pumpkins.
What kid wouldn’t want to write on this Thanksgiving memory tablecloth?
From Kludgy Mom
Not so crafty? Try these free printable gratitude cards.
From Kids Activities Blog
These printable place mats will give the little ones lots of space to write what they’re thankful for.
From Eighteen 25
Start a thankful book. Add photos along the way. Make one for each year or collect the craftiness from some of these other ideas as keepsakes in the book.
I’m not sure which one of these we are going to do yet, but I know that the kids in my family will be all about saying thank you on Thanksgiving no matter which one of these activities we do.
Who knows, I may even tweak one of these for the next special occasion;)
Other Thanksgiving Ideas to Put to Use this Season
Have a great weekend~ Amy