Count Your Blessings: Thanksgiving Activities for Families

There’s always a buzz in the air as thanksgiving rolls around.  What’s not to love? Something about preparing a bountiful smorgasbord of comfort food for our families and making time to be with our favorite people — especially the folks you only get to see once or twice a year — makes Thanksgiving a day that everyone anticipates all year long

Indeed, Thanksgiving can be a wonderful time of year for families, but sometimes we get so busy preparing for Thanksgiving day that we miss the heart of the season.  It takes intentionality on our parts as parents to be sure that Thanksgiving is truly a time to give thanks to God for our blessings.

Count Your Blessings: Thanksgiving Activities for Families

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There are lots of cute Thanksgiving turkeys and cornucopias for our kids to make, but what about Thanksgiving activities that help cultivate thankfulness in your family members?

In searching for Thanksgiving activities for my family, I came across several fantastic ideas that focus on thankfulness all month long.  Some activities can be done a day at a time throughout the month.  (These can even be shared at the Thanksgiving table with families.)  Some of these Thanksgiving activities can be done over a couple of days and combined with other activities as needed.  Either way, I hope you’ll find some great matches for your family among these ideas.

Favorite Thanksgiving Activities


Looking for help in making thanksgiving — as in giving thanks — a way of life for your children beyond November? Stacie Nelson’s Thanksgiving Heart focuses on growing gratitude in the hearts of your children all year long. Through encouragement, service projects, discussion, and practical application, Thanksgiving Heart provides ideas to guide children in gratefulness in practical ways.

You can learn more about Thanksgiving Heart and purchase the e-Book at Motherhood on a Dime or head to Amazon to buy the Kindle version.

Favorite Thanksgiving Activities for Families
What about you? Does your family have a favorite Thanksgiving activity?  Share it in the comments below!

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