In this world where there is so much greed and entitlement trying to find its way into our kid’s little hearts, it’s important for us as parents to show our kids the importance of a thankful heart.
Thanksgiving is the perfect time to instill thankfulness and gratefulness in our children. It is also a great opportunity to spend time with family. We head up to my mom’s house each year for Thanksgiving along with my sibling’s families.
We spend a lot of time together playing board games, reminiscing, cooking, going through old photos, watching movies, sledding, and laughing until it hurts.
None of these things cost money, but they are a huge investment in our children as they learn the value and importance of family. Working and playing together in an atmosphere of love is the best way to instill thankfulness in a young child!
Remember this Thanksgiving that amongst the business and preparations, little eyes are watching how you interact with those you love and learning.
The question is what are you teaching?
Now I want to leave you with a few activities of the best activities I have found to keep kids busy while dinner is being prepared. That is of course if they don’t want to be in the kitchen helping.
Thankfulness Printable Placemat
Pumpkin Pie Play Dough
Thanksgiving Coloring Placemats
I would love to hear how your family spends Thanksgiving!