Friday, November 18, 2011

Thankful Children

For the most part, we live in a very entitled society. Things like cable, or television at all, and smart phones with data plans have suddenly become a "necessity" somehow (for the record, they're not). When children see everyone around them, including the adults they look up to, lamenting how much they don't have, it can be difficult to help them understand just how much they DO have and how fortunate they are.

With Thanksgiving coming up soon, I was looking for some fun activities for the girls to do and came across this idea on pinterest.

The foot of the turkey is a tracing of their hand, the body is just a toilet paper roll fancied up, then they colored the back of a paper plate orange and we cut out some tail feathers. I had Sierra write one thing she was thankful for on each of the tail feathers. Sedona took a little more work because she didn't quite understand what "thankful" even meant. She finally figured it out though and I wrote her's down for her.

Sedona said she was thankful for her home, music, momma, caterpillars and butterflies, being alive, cake, sisters, daddy and cats

Sierra's picture came out a little blurry, but she wrote that she was thankful for playing, school, Sedona, her bed, having people to take care of her, momma and daddy, Secora, having food, and her friends.

It was a fun little project and they've enjoyed having their turkeys out on the table for everyone to see!

1 comment:

Brandy said...

Looks cute! I may have to steal this idea for the girls too. :) Look for an upcoming blog post about it on my blog. Hee hee...


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