Posted by: ad65shorty | November 1, 2013

Gratitude Countdown to Thanksgiving

Just re-posted this so it appears on the top:

I know I share this every year, but it’s just so good!! This one takes a little bit of prep so I wanted to give you some time to put it together if you’re interested!

I love this Gratitude Countdown to Thanksgiving! The idea is simple: You write 28 things you’re thankful for on slips of paper (one for each day until Thanksgiving) and put them in a jar. Each day your family pulls one out, reads it, and then does the corresponding activity. For example, “We are thankful for our neighbors,” and then you do something for one of your neighbors.

This has become a yearly tradition in our home. We have found it teaches our children a lot about service, improves their prayers, and helps them see how blessed we are! They look forward to pulling out a slip every night at dinner and seeing what our activity for the evening is. It’s fun to be “spontaneous” every once in awhile!

*To make it easy, here’s a list of ideas I use.

**Original idea found here.

I’d love to hear your family’s experiences with this activity!

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