Monday, November 7, 2011

Thankful Chain

Shane and I worked on this thankful chain last week. We counted the days until Thanksgiving (which at the time was 21). I then had him come up with 21 things he was thankful for. I wrote each one on a slip of paper and stapled them together. Each morning he rips one of and we read what he is thankful for and we have a count down until the big Turkey Day Dinner at Mema and Papa's house.

What you'll need:
*Stapler
*Markers
*Paper cut into sizes of 2x10-12 inches
(I used some of my pretty coordinating Close To My Heart Dreamin' scrapbooking paper)
*Thankful thoughts

If you wanted you could hang it like a garland.
OR use it as a countdown chain like we are.
Some of the things Shane is thankful for (he came up with all of them on his own):

*I am thankful for snow.
*I am thankful for fireman that can come and rescue me from a fire.
*I am thankful for Mema and Papa letting us go to their house for Thanksgiving.
*I am thankful for God making me.
*I am thankful for my toys.
*I am thankful for pumpkin pie.
*I am thankful for being a big boy.
*I am thankful for new cabinets.
*I am thankful for our house.
*I am thankful for God loving us forever.

11 comments:

Gina @ MoneywiseMoms said...

We did this last year--I love your choice of paper!

MiaB said...

This is so great. I love kids innocent little answers of what they're thankful for, it's so cute :) Stopping by from TGIF Linky Party. I am now your newest follower, hope you follow back.

MiaB from

www.heart2heart-miab.blogspot.com

SarahElisabeth said...

Like this idea. So good to encourage thankfulness.

MissMOE said...

What a great list!

Jessica M. said...

Many have to do this one, very nice!

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Beth (www.livinglifeintentionally.blogspot.com) said...

I love this! What a wonderful way to help kids think about what they are thankful for! And you used such pretty paper it looks really cute. Thanks for linking up to TGIF!
Beth =-)

Beth (www.livinglifeintentionally.blogspot.com) said...

AndI am your newest follower. I'd love for you follow me too, if you want to =-)
Beth

Sonshine Classical Academy said...

I love that idea! We do a thankful basket but we're gonna have to try the chain. Thanks for sharing.

PrairieJenn said...

What a sweet list of things to be thankful for:) Thanks for sharing this idea...we make a chain at Christmas, but I like the idea of making one for Thanksgiving!

Crafty Mischief said...

What a fun idea! I found you through Living Life Intentionally. Thanks for sharing!