Step 1 – Decide how many days you would like to count down with activities- The entire month of November.- 12 Days of Thankfulness ( start 12 days until Thanksgiving with day 12 being Thanksgiving).- Choose the number of days that what works for your family.
Step 2 – Create a Countdown to Thanksgiving
1. Write daily Thankful activities on slips of papers that you then roll into scrolls and place into a decorated jar.
2. Make A Tree or Turkey out of poster board. Then cut out leaves or feathers and write on each one a Thankful activity allowing your children to choose one each day to do.
3. Number envelopes and fill with slips of paper that you have written daily activities on allowing your children to open one envelop each day.
4. Make a paper chain out of strips of construction paper. Write a thankful activity on each slip of paper. Allow your kids to tear one off each day as they count down.
Step 3 – Choose Thankful activities for you and your family to do each day of your Thanksgiving countdown.
This is just part of an article by 24/7. I thought it was an awesome idea. For more detail please visit her posting at http://247moms.blogspot.com/2009/10/thanksgiving-countdown-with-family.html.