Friday, November 11, 2011

Kids Thankful Cards



By Example. Being a parent is a such a blessing. Our children truly are a gift from God. Our children are little reflections of us, sometimes good and sometimes not so good. This time of the year is a perfect time to teach, by example, how to be thankful and grateful, everyday, and in every situation. With that said, over the next several days we will be bringing to you ideas that are specifically "child friendly", that you may want to include this year for the children. Shall we get started?! 


Using free printable cards and items around the house, we put together a fun way for the children to think about what they are thankful for. The way it works is like this.........




Using a recycled baby formula can or something similar, cut to size seasonal  scrap book paper and cover the outside of the can.


Print out the free thankful cards from  issasarza.com.  Download here  . Cut them out and place them inside the container with crayons, pencils or pens.


While at the children's table ask each child to take out a card and crayon, pass the container to the next person. Once all the children have a card ask them to think about what they are thankful for and write it down on the card. Use as many cards as the children request. Collect the cards and place them back inside the thankful can.




Pass the container again asking the children to pick out a card, it does not have to be their card they draw, and read it out loud. They can discuss who wrote the card and talk about what the card says. It would be fun to keep these cards from year to year and bring them out to see what has changed and/or stayed the same. And to see how well their handwriting has improved! This is a great way to get children to socialize, consider all they have to be grateful for and for making lasting family memories.



We hope you are inspired to add this little game to your list of children's activities this Thanksgiving.
Remember, keep it Homespun!
                                                           You are my portion O Lord;
                                                           I have said that I would keep Your
                                                           words.
                                                           Psalm 119: 57
                                          

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6 comments:

  1. great idea!!

    Thanks for linking up!! I featured your post in my wrap up http://tidymom.net/2011/thanksgiving-ideas/

    Have a great weekend

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  2. Your cards are super cute! I would love for you to come link it up at TGIF LInky Party - http://livinglifeintentionally.blogspot.com/search/label/Linkey%20Parties -
    I am also your newest reader. I'd love for you to follow me back, if you want =-)
    Beth

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  3. I love this idea. Great Thanksgiving activity for the kids.

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  4. This is such a great idea! We would love to feature it on our Sassy Babies blog. Feel free to stop by and check it out. Thanks!

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  5. What a great idea. This is a great way to teach our kids about gratitude. I am going to have to do this during Thanksgiving this year. Thanks for the tip. I would love it if you could link this up to our linky party going on right now.

    http://junkintheirtrunk.blogspot.com/2011/11/link-it-up-wednesday-3.html

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  6. I love this idea! You are so right, we must teach by example...they are watching!! Thank you for sharing at our link party!

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