Thanksgiving has to be one of my most favorite holidays because it reminds us to be grateful of all the blessings we get throughout the year and that there is a higher power that provides for all of our needs whether it is good health, a loving family, a roof under our heads, or the chance to make a difference in the lives of others.
Moreover, it gives me an excuse to spend more time with my kids since they help me prepare the lovely dinner that we share on Thanksgiving Night.
Aside from the cooking, the twins and I also enjoy doing crafts. Nothing beats getting those creative juices flowing through making art. Here are 2 projects I’ve found that you can enjoy doing with your kids:
- Pilgrim Hat Veggie Holder. Transform a black paper cup and some black and yellow paper into an awesome veggie holder. Simply cut the bottom of the cup, glue the mouth to the center of a black paper circle, and then make a buckle out of a yellow square piece of paper and a smaller black square piece of paper, glue near the brim of the hat, and let dry. When everything is set, cut up some vegetable sticks and place them inside the pilgrim hat and enjoy this healthy and crunchy treat!
- Gratitude Wreath. Remembering what you are grateful for is fun and easy with this leafy wreath. Simple wrap a Styrofoam wreath with strips of fabric and secure with pins, cut leaf shapes from cardstock in fall colors, get each member of the family to write down what they are thankful for on each leaf, and pin each one on the wreath.