Do you know of anyone who is constantly complaining?
Who points out the negative in everything?
I always wonder when exactly did this pattern begin(it’s the counselor side of me that wonders). Did it start young? Did something happen? Was it gradual? How do their families tolerate the cloud of negativity everyday?
I have a little guy who is prone to negativity and I hope and pray that as we work on being thankful that he will slowly replace that negativity with thankfulness. I love to hear my children being thankful, it’s music to my ears and I am sure most parents feel the same way.
This month as we usher in the season of joy, service, gratitude, family and yummy food let’s take a few moments with our kids to instill a value that they will treasure forever.
I will continue to add activities as our family comes up with fun ways and as our 30 + bloggers invovled in the 21 Days of Gratitude share their activities.
No-Sew Thanksgiving Countdown calendar
Can you believe, it’s no sew? I made it simple with 30 pockets because I wanted to be able to change it up for other holidays. Tomorrow I will share with you how make this.
21 Days of Thanksgiving Countdown- It’s 21 because it ends right before we celebrate our Thanksgiving Holiday and on the 22nd you can feast with your family in thankfulness as you bring to mind all of the wonderful blessings you are surrounded with. (click on link and right click on image, copy and paste into your document and print).
Give Thanks Countdown Cards-These cards are designed to use at dinner, family night, in the car on the way to school. Just print and cut out. You can put them on a ring so you can have them with you at all times. I will be putting ours in our Thanksgiving Countdown calendar and each day our kids will pull one out at dinner. Page 1, Page 2, Page 3 (click on link, right click on image, copy and paste into your document, print)
ABC’s Thanksgiving Activity- I love this idea from This Reading Mama who is one of our 30 bloggers joining in the 21 Days of Contagious Gratitude for the whole family. She shares her free printables to make a ABC’s Thanksgiving booklet for your child to record and have.
Thankful Pumpkin Activity- This can be done each day in the month of November or the evening of your Thanksgiving meal.
Starting a Gratitude Journal- Aren’t these just lovely? I love how simply beautiful they are and I know the notes of gratitude that will be taken, will be priceless.
Thank You Postcards I don’t know a single person who doesn’t love to receive thank you mail especially when it’s real mail! Here’s a fun way to get the kids involved in writing thank you notes.