Thanksgiving Games for Families

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I have designed a few games that families can play on their way to Grandma’s house, waiting for dinner to be served or even after the meal and before the pumpkin pie.  Those games include: Thanksgiving Memory Game Thanksgiving Pictionary Thanksgiving Scavenger Hunt We are in the process of making it so that you can subscribe to our newsletters or download these games.  Because this process  has not been completed, I am able to email you the games.  Please leave a reply below with your email address and which games…

Thanksgiving Table – Part II

There are so many wonderful and talented bloggers and I wanted to share a few of my favorites that are publishing great ideas for our Thanksgiving tables.  This post will be specifically if you have small children attending or a table of their own. I especially love Paper Glitter’s Thanksgiving/Fall Kit.  It includes printables that can be edited.  They have included  invitations that can be mailed, menus, place settings, banners and more. Click HERE for complimentary printables. I also liked the adorable table by Hoosier Homemade.  They have festive pilgrim…

Thanksgiving Table – Part I

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These are placecards which I made several years ago for my family.  I will be making new cards this year as we have subtracted and added family members. My instructions were simple: 1- Make a paper tent card with colored card stock to the size that would best fit your place settings, table and guest size. 2-Find a  pilgrim hat using Google images and print off enough for each male guest. Cut out and attach to a personal picture of each male guest which you have printed and cropped with…

Adorable and Affordable Craft

This adorable and affordable craft idea came from Sandra Jensen who is one of our advisory board members. Sandra shared: “I found some cute Thanksgiving craft kits for my grandkids to make at Dollar Tree. All the pieces punch out and have adhesive on the back. My grandkids love stickers, and they had fun putting these Thanksgiving decorations together.” When children create something they build self confidence and that is one way that as grandmas we can help them immensely. Sandra’s granddaughter will have treasured memories of their projects and…

Carve the Turkey

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Here is a fun tradition you can start this year!  Use a brown paper bag and a turkey pattern to “Build a turkey”. This particular turkey pattern is one that I had many years ago and do not have the rights to share.  However, find a cute turkey pattern, cut it up and trace out the pieces on colored card stock.  Glue the turkey to the brown paper bag (with handles to pass around with ease) and you have created your Thanksgiving Gratitude Turkey. Each family member can then write…

Teaching Gratitude

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November is the month that we seem to really concentrate on being more grateful for everything that we have.  Have you noticed that some children are taught the skill of expressing gratitude better than others?  For the most part, gratitude is something that is taught by example and also by a conscience effort in the early stages of children’s lives.  If they can develop this skill early in their lives, it will help them be more successful and happier as kids and as adults.  This month I would like to…