In a society that’s moving more and more toward a sense of entitlement and instant gratification it’s so important to really celebrate Thanksgiving and gratitude. We’ve really tried to emphasize the holiday in our home this year. I know it’s only a week until Turkey Day, but it’s not too late!!! Here are just a few ideas of ways you can help your children think about gratitude this Thanksgiving season.
My mom made these candy corn pots for us last year using terracotta pots and I think they’re adorable. They are one of the things my kids get most excited about when it’s time to put up the Halloween decorations.
This week, the kids and I made Mother’s Day presents for Grandma. Because I lack the gene that carries on it the ability to sew, knit, or cut on a strait line, I needed something that didn’t require a lot of crafting ability. We decided to paint terracotta pots and fill them with seeds and gardening tools for Grandma.
In our family, we love to hunt for eggs and eat way too much chocolate and marshmallow bunnies during Easter time, but we try to spend some time focusing on the true purpose of Easter. This can be difficult with kids who get very excited about dying eggs and hunting for candy, so this year, we combined both versions of Easter and made an Easter Advent.
Last week, we made these lovely creations using watered-down paint and straws. I’m pretty sure I did this as a kid, but it’s been a while so we had to make it up as we went. My kids an I considered our efforts a success.
My kids wanted to make presents for their grandparents for Christmas. Rather than buy a craft, we decided to use what we had and make them something meaningful and something they can use.
This weekend my aunt helped my kids make Thanksgiving turkeys using tracings of their hands and feet. Not only is this a great Thanksgiving craft, but I now have tracings of my kids’ hands and feet and their current ages. Priceless!!
Step-by-step instructions to make your child a superhero cape!