Thanksgiving is a wonderful holiday for so many reasons. Full of family, fun, and food, it’s a holiday that’s centered around spending time with those you love the most. But most of all, it’s a holiday that doesn’t require extra gifts and isn’t centered around wish-lists. It’s simply a holiday that exists to think about what we’re grateful for and how to celebrate that. So what better way to inspire our kiddos to get in touch with their gratitude than with starting some fun thanksgiving family traditions? These DIY gratitude pumpkins are a great way to teach gratitude to your kiddos and have fun while doing it.
- Keep your (non-cut) pumpkin on your kitchen or dining room table with a sharpie so it’s easy to remember to write on it.
- Every evening when you eat dinner, discuss with your family what you’re grateful for.
- Start at the top of the pumpkin and write, “We are grateful for…” or “We are thankful for…”
- Every evening, add a few things you’re grateful for, writing in a spiral around the pumpkin. In our family, we each add 1-3 things every night.
- We start with the super important things we’re grateful for like our family members.
- After we get through the important things, we start adding the fun and silly things we’re grateful for like coffee, Alexa, and family movie nights.
- By the end of November, the whole pumpkin will be filled up with everything we’re thankful for.
- We place our Gratitude Pumpkin on our Thanksgiving table as a centerpiece.
What are some of your favorite holiday crafts turned Thanksgiving family traditions? Let us know in the comments below!
Tutorial via Coffee and Carpool.