Crafts to Give Thanks

Each year, the fourth Thursday of November kicks off several weeks of busy activity – spending time with family, planning holiday trips, shopping, cooking ... But in the midst of this frenzy, it’s important to take time out and give thanks and foster a sense of appreciation in your child. While the kitchen might be a bit too busy to have them help out with preparing a holiday dinner, there are plenty of other activities to keep them busy and include them in festivities.

Check out the PBS Parents website for two projects that will let your children unleash their creative sides – a “Thankful Tree” can serve as a unique centerpiece (find it here: while “Thankful Cards” featuring thumbprint turkeys can get the whole family into the mood for gratitude (find it here:!

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