I've been trying to teach my children to be thankful for their blessings.
Not just because it's timely, a few weeks away from Thanksgiving, but on a daily basis. We talk about our family, our friends, the roof over our heads, our health and of course, our toys.
I like this idea I found about performing Acts of Kindness ahead of Thanksgiving. First of all, it's a fun project they can help with, secondly it teaches them, above all, to be kind. You can tailor it so it's age appropriate for your children. Start with the list of supplies and go from there. Since my children are younger than the model I had, I came up with the tasks ahead of time, cut them out and traced the circles. In addition to the turkey stickers, I had to get the Snoopy ones as well since my three year old can't get enough of "It's the Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown"! The project calls for you to do one act of kindness each day until Thanksgiving. Since I'm a few days into the month and only had a 12 count muffin tin, I improvised! It's the thought that counts, right?