Thanksgiving is often seen as just a time to eat a lot of food and watch football. How can we remind our kids, and ourselves, that there is more to this holiday? Too often our kids seem to expect things rather than be thankful for them. And, honestly, I find myself doing that at times....
I try to remind my boys that there are plenty of people who don’t have the things that we do; we need to be aware of that, and also do something about it when we can: donate to the local food pantry, volunteer at a community center or soup kitchen, do chores for an elderly neighbor, send a care package to a soldier, pick up someone’s groceries or dinner, etc.
We can teach our kids to be grateful for what they have, and to help those who are in need. Below are ideas for different ages to get their attitude of gratitude going, and get a little crafty, too! Be sure to check out our online catalog for gratitude and Thanksgiving books, and place them on hold for curbside pick up. And don't forget our ebook collection: Gratitude and Thanksgiving.
How do you keep an attitude of gratitude? Drop a comment!