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Encourage Thanks During Advent {30 Days of Thanksgiving Activities for Kids – Day 30}

This is the last of 4 posts about Thanksgiving, Advent & Christmas. Earlier this week I began a series showing how thanksgiving prepares your family for Christmas. Thanksgiving is one of those advent activities we should all be doing as a family. I discussed the idea that you should encourage your children to show thanks… Continue Reading

Having More Thanks During Advent {30 Days of Thanksgiving Activities for Kids – Day 29}

Before discussing the first aspect of becoming more thankful, I want to add to my thankful list. As I was walking & praying on Monday, I realized I had forgotten the most important thing I am thankful. I was thanking God for Jesus Christ and His sacrifice for me. Jesus should really be at the… Continue Reading

Thanksgiving Gives Perspective {30 Days of Thanksgiving Activities for Kids – Day 28}

    Earlier today, I began a series about Thanksgiving, Advent & Christmas, showing how they should be connected. The Thanksgiving holiday sets up Advent & Christmas. One way we can refocus our family’s Christmas season is to focus on being thankful. Let’s face it, Christmas brings stress.  I still remember crying on Christmas Day… Continue Reading

Encourage Thankfulness In Advent {30 Days of Thanksgiving Activities for Kids – Day 27}

With a few days before December starts, I’m posting several ideas on using THANKS to prepare for Advent…Let me know how you prepare for Advent. This is the first of 4 posts about Thanksgiving, Advent & Christmas. Yesterday was the 1st Sunday of Advent. What are you doing to prepare for Christmas through this coming… Continue Reading

30 Days of Thanksgiving Activities for Kids

30 Days of Thanksgiving Activities for Kids

Normally, I have all 30 days of Thanksgiving activities for kids ready for my blog. This year I’m running late due to an unexpected death in our family on November 3.  So….here’s a listing of last year’s Thanksgiving activities for kids that you can use as you encourage your kids to be grateful in all… Continue Reading

Turkey, Turkey, Turkey… {30 Days of Thanksgiving Activities for Kids – Day 26}

  Happy Thanksgiving! Hope you and your family are having a relaxing holiday including… Turkey, with all the trimmings . . . Turkey Facts. . . 250 million . . . That’s the estimated number of turkeys raised in the US the past 2 years.  They weighed about 7.9 billion pounds, with an estimated value… Continue Reading

FREE Thanksgiving Notebooking Pages

I just saw these and want to be sure you grab these Free Thanksgiving Notebooking Pages. Just click the image below and you’ll be taken to this freebie. These are perfect for all ages … and a great way for your kids to write about Thanksgiving 2016 in your home. If you like these free… Continue Reading

How To Fry A Turkey {30 Days of Thanksgiving Activities for Kids – Day 25}

Last Thanksgiving, I pulled out a 20 pound turkey from the freezer so we could fry it with our Char-Broil The Big Easy.  Everything was ready for the table except the turkey.  Steve helped me by frying it. Today I want to share Steve’s secret turkey recipe – frying a turkey in an “oil-less” fryer.  No more… Continue Reading

Thankful Turkey Hand Art {30 Days of Thanksgiving Activities for Kids – Day 24}

  I love today’s Thanksgiving activity for kids. It is making Turkey Hand Art. These are super cute decorations for your house or Thanksgiving table. They are so easy to have the kids make and then you can keep them as a keepsake and watch how your child’s hand grows over the years. I love… Continue Reading

Homemade Butter Recipe {30 Days of Thanksgiving Activities for Kids – Day 23}

  Butter-making has been going on since the Pilgrims landed in America. Why not continue that tradition with your children today? This will give them a glimpse of life during the First Thanksgiving. For the recipe, click below:   Previous 30 Days of Thanksgiving Activities for Kids: Make a Thankful List Write a Thank You… Continue Reading