In the USA, Thanksgiving Day is celebrated on the fourth Thursday in November
thats in just 2 days and I thought it might be nice to plan a little celebration.
I think Thanskgiving is always worth celebrating wherever you may be.
The first Thanksgiving in the USA was a feast in 1621 shared by the Pilgrims who
had recently settled in the US and the Wampanoag Indians, who shared their corn,
squash, and wild turkeys. They gave thanks for their harvest and the freindship with
the Amreican Indians that had bought them through that first, harsh winter.
It’s a lovely festival to tell children about as it fosters an ‘attitude of gratitude’ which is
vital to positive emotional well being and helps our children appreciate what they have
rather than wanting more.
Always a good budgeting tactic!
Having a special family meal on this day, where you tell the thanksgiving story and say
thank you to each other for all you bring to the family and for all the food on the table is
lovely thing to do. Why not plan a special family tea for thursday and invite some peole
over who you love? It doesn’t have to be a big spread just a meal shared is good enough.
Another option for thanksgiving fun is to make a thanksgiving wreath. Just draw round
your child’s hand and layer different colour papers behind the hand drawn paper. Cut it
out. You will now have lots of different coloured hand,prints Now have your child decide
what they want to say thank you for in their life. It could be their pet, their home,
Granddad, their lego, etc. Write one of these on each hand. Stick them all arounfd the
outdside of paper plate and add a photo of your child to the middle.
Tape some ribbon or string in a loop on the back so the thanksgiving wreath can be
hung. This should be fun to make, cheap and a good ‘count your blessings’ experience.
My thank yous.
Two of my oldest, dearest freinds came over yesterday and spent 4 hours cleaning out all my kitchen cupboards which were a DISGRACE. Thank you ladies I am so grateful for your friendship, it means a lot to me x
I want to thank Naomi too for the constancy of her friendship and her loyalty and love that never lets me down.
And I am so thankful of course for my childrren, who are lifes blessings to me….
What are you thankful for?