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:
- Cut out strips of colored paper (we used fall colors).
- Have everyone write down something they are thankful for.
- Insert them into the backend of a pinecone.
- When my mother did this, she also cut out a turkey face/body and wrote “We thank God for..” on the front.
Previous 30 Days of Thanksgiving Activities for Kids:
- Make a Thankful List
- Write a Thank You Note
- Start a Family Bible Study
- Read Together
- Chalkboard Thanks
- Gratitude Journal
- Adopt A Soldier
- History of Thanksgiving Unit Study
- Give Thanks Copywork
- Candy Corn Centerpiece
- First Thanksgiving Unit Study
- Family Thanksgiving Worship Service
- Thanksgiving Writing Prompts
- Pilgrim Comparison Writing
- Turkey & Pilgrim Hat Cookies