When the leaves start falling and the air becomes crisp, you know the holidays are right around the corner.  It can be tough to keep little hands busy especially during school vacation.  If your child seems hesitant to the idea of being thankful, these activities might help open up a dialogue about the subject.  Everyone can benefit from an activity on gratefulness every now and again.

Here are some ideas:

Fall Ice Cream Dough – This fall scented recipe is playful and looks almost like the real thing!  Have a pretend ice cream parlor complete with a toppings bar.

Fall Leaf Crafts – This activity uses crayon shavings and an iron to create colorful leaves.

Shaving Cream Pie – Use shaving cream to create a pumpkin pie that is realistic enough the whole family can join in and make one.

Pumpkin Pie Spinner – This craft is unique because it’s fun to look at and fun to use.  Have your kids write different things they’re thankful for to remind themselves when they’re feeling down.


How do you show your child the importance of being thankful?