Fall and Thanksgiving are notorious for gathering together and sharing what we are most thankful for in our lives. It is a a time of reflection on ourselves. As adults, we are able to reflect and appreciate, however, children are not quite to this point. So, how do you teach children about the importance of being thankful? We looked at Care.com’s resources and found some important activities that will help your child develop and reflect on what they are thankful for in their life.
Create a “Thankfulness Jar”
Include a jar at home or in the classroom with a
notepad and pen beside it. When someone comes
up with what they are thankful for, add the note
to the jar. Everyone should participate and
include items big and small. Once Thanksgiving
comes around, read them around the table or
before children leave for Thanksgiving.
Build a Thankful Turkey
Use a hand turkey or find another template. Help
the child write what they are thankful for on
each of the turkey’s feathers and let them color
and decorate the turkey.