As we enter this season of Thanksgiving, I’m trying to make sure that we slow down and focus on the meaning of this season. Jack is still young to understand the concept of thankfulness, but we are working on learning about being thankful and also on learning that all of our blessings are gifts from God.
One thing we’re doing this month to work on celebrating thankfulness is this cute Thankfulness Turkey idea that I got from Susie at busytoddler.com. I love following her Instagram page for fun ideas to entertain Jack. When I saw this turkey idea, I thought it would be a really cute way to start talking to him about what it means to be thankful. He was super pumped about making his turkey and wanted to color all the feathers himself and add them all last night (I think you’re technically supposed to add one feather each day, but we just went ahead and added them all since he was so excited and we’ll fill them in with things we are thankful for as we go through the rest of the month).
You can check out this post for more of her fun Thanksgiving activities for kids.
I’m also trying to make spending time in God’s Word more of a priority, and that includes teaching it to Jack (I know he’s only two, but he is better at memorizing things than you’d think and I don’t think you can start them too young when it comes to memorizing God’s Word). We’re going to be focusing on verses about thankfulness this month. If you’d like to join in and learn with us, just print out my November Memory Verses Printable and work on committing one verse to memory each week. You can cut the cards apart and place them around your home (I’m planning to post one on the fridge and one on our bathroom mirror) to help you see the scripture over and over so you can commit it to memory.
If you do use the printable, make sure to tag me on Instagram and let me know! It will be fun for us to encourage each other as we learn what God’s Word teaches about thankfulness.
I hope you and your family have a wonderful Thanksgiving season!