Thursday, November 6, 2008

Thankful Thursday

While Thanksgiving isn't celebrate in Australia (anyone want to come here and do a dinner anyways??) because we didn't have pilgrims and Indians.. We had convicts, free settlers and Aboriginals.

However I still think November is the perfect month to think about all we are thankful for and to spend some of the time devoted to activities that will make the children reflect and not think about me me me and all they want for Christmas.

Here are some wonderful thansgiving ideas I found on the net.

Chocolate on my Cranium's Thanks and Giving Trees. I would show you a photo of mine but I only have a black and white printer so mine isn't as pretty as hers.

I love love this idea from The little travellers - A Gratitude Tree.. I made one today.. my photo isnt clear - do you know how hard it is to photograph some bare sticks??

Each day write something you are grateful for on a thin strip of paper and tie in around the branches. Children could attached paper coloured leaves etc.

A wonderful daily family activity - making a Thanksgiving Paper Chain found at Life at 7000 feet.

What a wonderful family tradition of a Thanksgiving Table Cloth which is written on and added to each year.

Here is Family Fun's Corn Kernel thanks game to play around the table during dinner with family

Enjoy giving thanks and remember all your blessings :)


Jan said...

Oh that is cute Bobbie. Thanks for the example. Great idea for an ongoing centerpiece on the table.

Joanna said...

I love the idea of the notes on the trees. We might just do that! Thanks!!

chelle said...

I love this idea. I will have to think about this one. m

Janell said...

Very cute idea - love your ideas on thanks.

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