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Thanksgiving for Kids

Some time ago, if you'd asked, I would've told you that Thanksgiving isn't one of my favorite holidays. Growing up, it just seemed too focused on food and football. That's why I'm thankful for friends and family who've helped me find activities for Thanksgiving that make it so much more for my kids. 

My mother-in-law (who is a former teacher) taught my kids about the "5 Kernels." This is a great activity we've used to teach our children about the true meaning of Thanksgiving and the original Thanksgiving. You can find it here at childrensministry.com. 

Another wonderful idea from my creative mother-in-law is yummy Thanksgiving Turkey Cookies. Every year, one of my children makes a turkey for each person's place setting at our meal. This is a fun tradition for us! You can find it here at childrensministry.com. 

This year, we'll be sure to pull out our vinyl Thanksgiving tablecloth and permanent markers. We started this many years ago so it's a record of every year's blessings and our thankfulness. Each family member will draw a picture or write on it what they're thankful for this year.

And, finally, I'm looking forward to using this idea from my creative friend RoseAnne Sather. It's a Tree of Thanks that'll make a meaningful centerpiece--and a new family tradition. You can find it here at childrensministry.com. 

I hope you enjoy these Thanksgiving activities to make Thanksgiving for kids meaningful in your home. 

Happy Thanksgiving!

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