There are unique ways to celebrate several wonderful Thanksgiving traditions with little ones. It is essential to cultivate a Christian basis for this beautiful, truly fantastic day.
“From the moment we put that big bird in the oven till the last of the leftovers are gone, the focus of Thanksgiving is usually food. But most of us would like to move beyond the turkey and teach our children what it means to be thankful.
The Bible tells us to “give thanks to the Lord, for he is good” and to “enter his gates with thanksgiving” (Psalm 107:1, Psalm 100:4). Yet, that attitude is often lost in our “I want more” culture. Thus, encouraging thankfulness in children is no small task. The Thanksgiving season (October in Canada, November in the United States) provides an ideal opportunity to nurture gratitude in your family. When children understand what it means to be grateful, they begin to develop an awareness of all that God has given them, as well as a sense of contentment.
The following ideas can help you cultivate an attitude of Thanksgiving in your kids.”
“Find your seat. Help your children make a place card for each place setting. On one side, write names of guests and family; on the other, write a Scripture verse about being thankful. Let each person read a verse before the blessing.”
Read here for ideas on how to foster Godly family traditions during this special time.