The Thanksgiving holiday is all about being thankful in life. It is important to teach your children about this special holiday and the importance of giving thanks. A great way to do this is by starting traditions that express your family’s thankfulness to everyone. Here are a few Thanksgiving traditions for you and your family to start this year:
Thankful Jar: Throughout the year, designate a jar that you and your family can write down moments or people for whom they are thankful. Collect these until Thanksgiving and read them all as a family and look back on all of the things to be grateful for.
Table Talk: At dinner, go around the table and take turns saying why you are thankful for each member of the family. It is a great way to make your family members feel loved and appreciated.
Thankful Pumpkin: Pumpkins are not only for Halloween! Paint your pumpkin a cream or metallic gold. Have each family member write what they are thankful for with a sharpie. The different hand writings and thoughts make the pumpkin so unique and special.
Make this Thanksgiving the best yet with these traditions that you can carry on each year. What other traditions does your family have for Thanksgiving?