Saturday, November 21, 2009

Thanksgiving activities for kids...

Just brainstorming ideas for a few fun things to do with my kids Thanksgiving week and thought I'd share...

1. Thankfulness List  Ask kids (even very little ones) what they are thankful for...and write it down.  Have bigger kids write them all by themselves.  (I just LOVE notes in kid handwriting!) Make sure to put the year on them and save them in a scrapbook or keepsake box.  They are so much fun to look back on!  You could also make a video clip of your kids talking about what they are thankful for.

2. Turkey Hand Prints I even like making these with babies!  Paint the palm and thumb brown, and the fingers bright fall colors..  and stamp the handprint in the middle of a piece of paper.  Add an orange beak on the thumbprint, add an eye, a gobble, and turkey legs and feet.

3. "I'm so thankful for you" cards  These would be fun to make and mail to grandparents, friends, or someone special on your list.

4.  Pilgrim and Indian Hats to wear to Thanksgiving dinner...and make sure you take pictures! Click here for a pilgrim boy hat, and here for a pilgrim girl

5.  Invite someone over to dinner that may not have a family to go home to.  You can also check with your local colleges that often have international students that would love to spend the day with your family! 

Do you have any fun Thanksgiving ideas that make the day more meaningful for your family?  I would LOVE to hear about them! :)


Cristine said...

Nice post. Thanks for sharing. :)

Naomi de la Torre said...

What a beautiful blog. I found you on MBC. Have a super Thanksgiving with your lovely famiy!

Jen said...

My kids made turkey hand prints in school and they are just so cute. And I am going to treasure them for years to come b/c their little hands just grow so fast.

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