Wednesday, November 4, 2009

let's talk turkey!

A friend forwarded me this fun November activity--a way to countdown the days to Thanksgiving.
What you need:

  • a jar, shoebox, or some other fun container
  • ribbon
  • scissors
  • daily activity suggestions, printed and cut out
You cut out each of these Thanksgiving countdown ideas into strips, roll them into a scroll and tie them with a ribbon. Each day as you're counting down November, pull out one scroll and do what it says. It's kind of like an Advent Calendar for Thanksgiving. :) And it reminds us to be thankful for so many things, like:





And you get to do fun activities associated with each thing as well. (If you're interested in doing this yourself, email me or leave a comment and I'll send you the AdobeReader file.)

For our day one, we drew this one:


So for our FHE last night, we made our Thankful Jar and the kids were already excited this morning to start picking out Daily Thankful Tasks.






We wrote love notes. Again, let me know if you'd like me to send you the file. It doesn't take long to set up this activity and it's never too late to start. Well, after Thanksgiving might be a bit too late, but then you could just call it a Anytime Thankful Jar. =)

(In other news, the Cheer contest over on my review blog is finishing up on Thursday. Make sure you get a chance to enter!)

25 comments:

*lindsey said...

What a fun idea! Send it to me por favor!

Emily said...

It's a very cute idea, I would love it too! Thanks for sharing.

Anonymous said...

That's a fun idea, doesn't work as well with just the two of us.....

B

Liz said...

Thats just 2 cute

Destinee said...

Great idea! I'd love the file.
destineeg@hotmail.com.

Thanks so much for sharing!

Michelle said...

I would love to do this with my children! I wanted to do a thankful tree this year, but they are still too young to tell me what they are thankful for each day. This idea is much better!
Thanks!

kristib said...

This is really cute. I found your blog through a BlogHer ad. I have three boys too! Anyway, I'd love the file.

kristib89 @ yahoo

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Casey Lu said...

That is an awesome idea! Would appreciate you sending it to me. Thanks!

P.S. Did you get my email a couple of weeks ago about finishing TWTG books? I will be out and about today and will bring them by. :) Thanks!

Jane said...

I would love a copy of the pdf please - thanks soooo much!!

Jane Thorpe @ syban . net

Thank you!!! Our Thanksgiving was in October but I think we could do this any time!!! :) Great idea!!

Bethany Dykman said...

Pretty please can I have the file? I love this idea...and we're starting an advent thing this year too, so we'll be all holiday prepared.

jinxi~ aka angi said...

Pleaseee email me the file.. Hunter would LOVEEE this and it would be an awesome reward for his chore charting!

Elaine said...

Please send me the file! Thank you so much!

Rebecca said...

What a cool idea! I would love if it you could send me the file. CJJumper21@aol.com is my e-mail.

Thanks!

Sherrie said...

I would love a copy of that. My email is luvbcd@yahoo.com

Thanks!

Anonymous said...

Too cute, my kids would love this...Can you please send to me too? kim.fry@idearc.com
Thanks!

Elaine said...

I'm not sure if I left my email but woul love
love love a copy of your file
etgonzalez2000@yahoo.com

Cindy said...

Please send me a copy. I love this idea and would love to use it on our family of 14. nineprices@aol.com

Anonymous said...

Id love the file. hinpurch@gmail.com
Thanks

Meredith said...

I would love a copy of that file. mlocker@bwoodtx.com Thanks!

Janet said...

i would love this! Please send it to me. Thanks, Janet

Janet said...

I forgot my email =) Here it is: misspetique@gmail.com. Thanks. =)
Janet

Laura Elizabeth said...

Would you please send me the file?? This looks awesome!

laurahervey at gmail dot com

Anonymous said...

I love this idea. Could you send me the file. Thanks!!

sa_mcfadden@hotmail.com

angee said...

We love this tradition and have been doing it for years! Thank you for the idea!

On my blog, I have linked to the PDF on Sugardoodle, but the link isn't working this year. Could you send me a copy so I can give it to my readers, as well? Or can you post it on your blog, and I can refer my readers over?

Thanx so much!

ad65shorty {at} aol {dot} com


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