Beyond the Thankful Tree – Activities to Teach Children Gratitude

As we enter this season of plenty, it’s important to teach children gratitude. Especially when considering current events, our abundance becomes overly clear. We really don’t have to worry about much here in the First World. We have plenty of food. We have warm clothes and homes, cars to get us places, and more toys, book, and movies than anyone really needs.

Beyond the Thankful Tree - Activities to Teach Children Gratitude

Some kids naturally seem to put others first, but mine often don’t. I’m looking for a few activities this year to help us remember that we really have it pretty good. We’re not walking across countries fleeing terrorists. We don’t worry about bombings or go to bed hungry. At this time of year, I want my kids to count their blessings and think of other people. Here are a few activities┬áthat teach children gratitude to get the ball rolling.

Beyond the Thankful Tree – Activities to Teach Children Gratitude

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Easy Ways to Decorate Pumpkins Without Carving

Easy Ways to Decorate Pumpkins with Kids without Carving Round-up Post on SimplifyLiveLove

Easy Ways to Decorate Pumpkins Without Carving

If you’re looking for easy ways to decorate pumpkins without carving, look no further! Each of these 15 ideas are easy to make and perfect for kids of all ages. You will love creating and displaying these fun pumpkins with your kids’ help! Instead of carving with sharp knives, these ideas use glue, crayons, tissue paper, googly eyes, modge podge and crayons. Your kids will have a blast as they make a mess and glue to their little hearts are content. Are you ready for this list?

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