I just love Thanksgiving. Homeschoolers have been busy sharing fantastic ideas for teaching kids an attitude of gratitude–an attitude I could use a booster shot of myself. Here are a few links that have caught my eye this week:
Proverbial Homemaker shares 7 days of devotions and activities that will help your children learn to praise the Lord in advance of Thanksgiving.
Christianity Cove helps us teach our kids to go beyond “thank you” to really consider our blessings.
Homeschool Classroom gives us some clever and fun ideas for serving others. My favorite is the secret leaf raking!
Sugar Aunts put together a great collection of Thanksgiving activities, many of which promote gratitude in children.
Mama’s Learning Corner blesses us with everything we need to do a unit study on Thanksgiving. We did this one year and even did a Thanksgiving play in full costume. I think I was most impacted by this study as I really pictured what these faithful men and women had endured.
Martha Stewart shares these really cute pilgrim hat patterns that would be perfect for a unit study. Role playing the pilgrims can help kids identify with those who celebrated the first Thanksgiving.
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