Looking for the meaning of Thanksgiving? This year, ask your guests to take a moment to reflect before dinner. They can each write a special note and when you’ve collected all of them, your child can transform them into a garland of thankfulness with nothing but a few craft supplies. This colorful garland can be strung across a fireplace and remind you of your blessings well into the new year.
What You Do:
- Have your child draw and cut out several circles from the brown bags and orange paper. Now punch a hold in each circle, and write a prompt on each circle, such as, “I’m grateful for..,” or ““I’m happy that…”
- Place the circles in a bowl and encourage any guests you may have throughout the holiday season to write their own reflections on them.
- When you’ve collected enough for a garland, thread the circles onto a length of string.
You can also make the garland ahead of time, and ask guests to write their notes straight onto the hanging decoration.