Normally we do a Thanksgiving Tree with the children in the month of November. But this year, I wanted to do something different. Lots of times when I’m trying to come up with an idea, I walk around outside. I really wanted to do this on the day I was trying to decide what to do this year, but it was pouring. So I sat by my window and was thinking about all that is out there. My brain settled on acorns. We have tons of acorns underneath our trees; we could use those to count our blessings!
So we went out and collected some (yes, the oldest kiddo and I braved the rain). Every evening the kids, my husband, and I are going to say what they are thankful for as we drop acorns into our thankful jars.
Kae helped me write everyone’s name on scrapbook paper and attach them to their jar with ribbon. I have visions of using these jars as a centerpiece or some other kind of decor when they are all full of acorns.
I’m trying to get the kids to not just focus on the big things like they always added to our trees in the past like family, house, and food but the smaller things that happened throughout that particular day that they can be thankful for. I’m hoping as they fill up their jars, they will see that they have a lot to be thankful for and a lot to thank and praise God for.
I’m hoping one of my acorns will soon represent “it stopped raining.” Not a lot of natural light happening lately, so sorry all the pictures are a little dark.
Are you doing anything to get ready for Thanksgiving with your family?
Speaking of being thankful, we want to give a big thank you to P is for Preschooler for nominating us for the Sunshine Award and to The MaMade Diaries for nominating us for the Liebster Award. We really appreciate you thinking of us! We are big time slackers when it comes to answering the questions and nominating others. But we are very thankful!
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