Our craft for today was to make Thanksgiving buckets. We covered an oatmeal tin in construction paper, traced and cut out our hands, made feathers, and glued it all together.
Then we wrote on slips of paper things we are thankful for and put them in our tin. We're going to write one every morning after breakfast and every night after dinner.
The idea is to help them discover other things to be thankful for besides just toys. If you can read the slips of paper above, you'll notice we're definitely not there yet. We're still in the bike and toy phone department as far as thankfulness goes! Hopefully we'll progress into other areas throughout the next few weeks =) But we'll put 2 slips of paper in a day until Thanksgiving and then we can take all the slips of paper out of the tin and read everything we have been thankful for over the last month. Just a side note: Credit for this idea is owed to the people at Blissfully Domestic. They post tons of great craft ideas for kids as well as other things. You should check them out =)