30 Days of Thanksgiving: Teaching Kids to be Thankful

It’s pretty easy to get caught up in the general groaning and grumblings each day, isn’t it?  The wails of “it’s not FAIR!!” (from the kids and from Mommy….erm…ahem), and the “I want THIS; I want THAT!  I need MOOOOOOORRRRRRE!”

In the past, I’ve found that keeping a Gratitude Journal has really helped me with my own attitude and turning it from one of grumblings to one of praise.  I have since fallen way out of that habit, but this month, I am trying to keep up with expressing something that I am grateful for each and every day.  Right now I am posting it on my Facebook page, but I also wanted to make sure that I involved the kids in something similar.

Here is what we came up with:

(It’s supposed to be a turkey).

It really is quite large….I’ll have to take some “after” pics with the kiddos to get some perspective on the size of it.

Each of the 30 days in November we will be adding a feather to the turkey with one thing that we are thankful for.

What ways do you teach your children to be thankful?

“Enter his gates with thanksgiving and his courts with praise; give thanks to him and praise his name.” -Psalm 100:4