Thanksgiving is a holiday with many family traditions ranging from Grandpa at the head of the table carving the turkey to Grandma’s famous pumpkin pie. It is a time for family and friends to gather and give thanks for the many blessings they have had throughout the year.
You can start your own new traditions as well and involve your children in the preparations. If you have an older child that is able to write, have them create placecards for everyone at the table. They can decorate these as well. Placemats can also be created for everyone as well and younger children can be involved in this craft as well. These can be simply a piece of construction paper with drawings by each of your children. If you are feeling really creative have your children make a handprint with paint on each placemat to make the feathers of the turkey and then cut out construction paper in the shape of a bowling pin for the body of the turkey. You can add googly eyes etc. as you see fit.
You and your family can write down all of the things you are thankful for (little ones can dictate these to you). Make a paper flower for each of these things you are thankful for and attach it to wooden kabob sticks or popsicle sticks and place them in a vase for a simple yet meaningful centerpiece for the table.
By involving the whole family in creating these thanksgiving mementoes you are creating your own Thanksgiving memories as well.
We at Motherhood Incorporated wish you and yours a very Happy Thanksgiving !
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