Though it’s hard to be away from our extended family during the holidays, it definitely has pushed me to come up with some of our own little family traditions. And now my two oldest, excitedly expect certain activities around the holidays. When I am running around exhausted and I look at my husband and say, “the things we do for our children,” he reminds me that one day when they get older they will appreciate all the little things we have done for them (fingers crossed).
One of the traditions we started four years ago was a gratitude activity that we all participate in (even the little ones) through out the month of November during our dinner time. Really this activity can be enjoyed in the car, on the way to school, while waiting in line… Just put these cards on a binder clip and pop it in your purse and you’re set. For us, dinner is the time that works best for us. So at dinner we pull out a card from our Thanksgiving Gratitude Calendar or jar and then we each go around and fill in the blank. I always love hearing what my 2 year old is going to say, he doesn’t totally get what’s going on but we have him participate.
Another fun thing you can do with your Gratitude & Thanksgiving Prompts is print them out for your Thanksgiving dinner guest and have each one take a turn answering the prompt during your big meal.
Have you joined in our 21 Days of Gratitude Challenge? If not, stop by here and get all the details that will encourage you to cultivate a heart of gratitude and become beauty seekers of the little things.
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The mini pack contains a variety of fill in the blank prompts for you to enjoy as a family and it also comes with some blank cards just in case you want to make up your own.
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