Ideas for Giving Thanks

Free Thanksgiving printable from Amanda.

Happy Thanksgiving Week!

Our family kicked off the Thanksgiving celebrations yesterday with a joint Thanksgiving service and dinner with our church (Orr Street Baptist Church)  and our neighbors, Alex City Methodist Church. We look forward to this each year, as we come together under the bond of Christ, worshiping together and sharing a meal.

When I think of Thanksgiving, I think of food and family. We love to gather together and catch up with extended family, sharing stories and laughter, and feasting on all the yummy dishes.

But I think it’s also important that we take time to give thanks on this Thanksgiving Day. There are so many different ways you could go about “giving thanks,” that I thought I’d share a few in case you are looking for some new ideas this year.

This Thanksgiving Chain would be super simple to do with your kids.

Here’s a free printable for a cute Thanksgiving Placemat.

And I love the idea of a Thankful Tree. Here’s a few different ways you could make one.

Here’s details on how to make this small Handprint Tree.

Or have your kids gather some branches and make this Thankful Tree.

And here’s instructions on how to make this cute Thankful Turkey.

Or if you’re not into crafts, you can do what our family has done in the past and simply go around the table with each person sharing things they’re thankful for.

And you can’t forget the most important way to give thanks – by offering up a Thanksgiving prayer to the Giver of all good gifts. I love this time as we stand around the kitchen, joining hands as a family, and giving thanks to God for the many blessings He has given to us.

If you have a special way your family “gives thanks,” I’d love to know! Share your tradition or idea in the comments below.

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