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Giving Thanks At The Table {30 Days of Thanksgiving Activities for Kids – Day 16}

Fun Thanksgiving DIY table decorations with a purpose
Giving thanks at the table using Grandma's pinecone turkey ~ 30 Days of Thanksgiving Activities for Kids from www.HowToHomeschoolMyChild.com

When I was growing up, my dad had us go around the table and say what we were thankful for. The past few years, we’ve put a twist on this activity. My favorite twist was writing down our thanks on a colored feather & inserting it into a turkey pinecone. We each took turns pulling out a feather and reading it to our family. Then, we guessed who wrote that thanks. It was so much fun. My kids now refer to it as “Grandma’s Pinecone Turkey.” The turkey pinecone made a super cute Thanksgiving DIY table decoration.

It’s easy to do:

  1. Cut out strips of colored paper (we used fall colors).
  2. Have everyone write down something they are thankful for.
  3. Insert them into the backend of a pinecone.
  4. When my mother did this, she also cut out a turkey face/body and wrote “We thank God for..” on the front.

 

How to make a thankful turkey from a pinecone - Our family loved this Thanksgiving Family Traditions from HowToHomeschoolMyChild.com

Previous 30 Days of Thanksgiving Activities for Kids:

  1. Make a Thankful List
  2. Write a Thank You Note
  3. Start a Family Bible Study
  4. Read Together
  5. Chalkboard Thanks
  6. Gratitude Journal
  7. Adopt A Soldier
  8. History of Thanksgiving Unit Study
  9. Give Thanks Copywork
  10. Candy Corn Centerpiece
  11. First Thanksgiving Unit Study
  12. Family Thanksgiving Worship Service
  13. Thanksgiving Writing Prompts
  14. Pilgrim Comparison Writing
  15. Turkey & Pilgrim Hat Cookies
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Thanksgiving Writing Prompts {30 Days of Thanksgiving Activities for Kids – Day 13}

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Family Thanksgiving Worship Service {30 Days of Thanksgiving Activities for Kids – Day 12}

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5 Clues to Put Christ Back into Christmas

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First Thanksgiving Unit Study {30 Days of Thanksgiving Activities for Kids – Day 11}

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Fall Centerpieces With Candy Corn {30 Days of Thanksgiving Activities for Kids – Day 10}

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Thanksgiving Copywork {30 Days of Thanksgiving Activities for Kids – Day 9}

Thanksgiving Copywork {30 Days of Thanksgiving Activities for Kids – Day 9}

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History of Thanksgiving Unit Study {30 Days of Thanksgiving Activities for Kids – Day 8}

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