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Thankful Jars {Counting our blessings}


Thankful Jars ~ Counting our Blessings with Acorns

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.  


Jet was thankful for Daddy this time!

 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.  


Kae telling us what she is thankful for

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.  


Ry’s Turn

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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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Ashley Moore

Tuesday 19th of November 2013

My oldest would love this just because she loves acorns! Thanks for sharing at Mom's Library; I'm featuring you this week!


Wednesday 20th of November 2013

Thanks for featuring!! My oldest went through a phase where he loved acorns too!

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Friday 15th of November 2013

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Saturday 9th of November 2013

I love how you're concentrating on the smaller things to be thankful for. We've been filling out something each day and yesterday my daughter was thankful for microwaves. He he. Love it! Thank you for sharing at our Pinning for Play party!


Monday 11th of November 2013

That's awesome! I'm thankful for my microwave too!! It's too easy for them just to say mom or dad and not really think about it. So I'm trying to make them think a little harder.

Michelle Williams

Saturday 9th of November 2013

You're very welcome for the nomination! :) <3