thanksgiving crafts for kids - quotes and descriptions to inspire creative writing
When some kids are living on almost nothing, when their homes are plagued by stress induced domestic conflicts, it is hard to teach them about gratitude. At these times we make crafts with them to show that we are thankful that they were born, that we are thankful for their hugs and we are ever thankful for the joy their existence has brought to our lives. Sometimes a kid needs that enthusiastic affirmation before they can kick-start any notion of what they are thankful for.
The kids thanksgiving crafts were all about what they felt gratitude for. So rather than having them all make pictures of turkeys, they could draw their grandmother if they wanted to, or their teddy bear. It was all about giving them a good start, helping them to connect to their inner sense of thankfulness.
Our thanksgiving crafts were all things natural, all things from the garden. From there we it was for our imaginations to make sculptures, pictures or gadgets. There were times we'd make dolls of sorts and act out short stories we made up. More than anything we revelled in free creativity and the spark of joy it brings.
The kids would make thanksgiving crafts in the kitchen, gathered around the table. By the time they were done they'd painted their hands and arms as much as the paper. I can say for sure that setting it up and clearing it up took more time than their artistry, but they so adored showing their new creations to their extended family every chance they got.