November 23, 2009

Week of Thanksgiving

Here at the Bee house we have a lot going on as we prepare for Thanksgiving. We have three days of school this week, a long list of chores to get done, and some work on the Homeschool Blog Awards - helping to get you the winner list as quickly as possible.

In honor of my favorite holiday (yes, I love Thanksgiving), I wanted to focus this week on GRATITUDE. My dear online buddy, Ann always has such a wonderful Gratitude Project going on over at her blog - year round. I thought I would jump in and participate for a change (posts about it will be forthcoming)... even though I really don't know what I'm doing. Which is sadly the case in most instances.

Last night I finished my Faith Project, too. I've had it on the back burner since I got my blog redesigned this summer. I hope you'll click over and take a look at it. I love the way it turned out.

Please join me in counting your blessings this week as we move towards Thanksgiving. I'd love to hear your ideas about what you do with your children to instill gratitude in them during this holiday season. We're always looking for new ideas to shake things up and inspire our creative side.

P.S. I shared a link to my Thanksgiving Recipes up there if you click on Thanksgiving. You're welcome!


Karen said...

One thing we do is we cut leaves out of regular paper or construction paper. Then on the day we celebrate Thanksgiving, we individually write down different things we're thankful for on the leaves throughout the day up until time for the meal. We put one thanksgiving per leaf. We put a bowl in the middle of the table. All the leaves go in that bowl. During the meal, we each take turns reading the different thanksgivings written on the leaves. It's just a way to remember all that we have to be thankful for and to give God praise.

Hope you and your family have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

Poppy said...

My kids make trees of thanks, they write things they are grateful for on the leaves. This was the seventh year that they have made these. It is so much fun reading what they are grateful for now, and what they were grateful for in the past.
Happy Thanksgiving.

Autumn Beck said...

Like the Gallagher Family we did a Thankful Tree. It was a great time for me to get on the floor with the kids and extract those cute things little ones say.

Dave Lucas said...

Happy Thanksgiving!

ali said...

We haven't started any thanksgiving traditions yet. These are great ideas! Perhaps this is the year we can get a thankfulness activity going.





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