The only real memories of learning about Thanksgiving during elementary school was through art. Teachers would have us create turkeys using cut-outs of our hands or make Indian head dresses with construction paper. Fun times.
Every holiday is a great opportunity to bond with your kids and interact with them whether it be through art, crafts, or games. And with the internet, there are even more ways to have fun and get creative. The Crayola company has a Thanksgiving Bingo page that kids can print out and color. (And after you're done playing with the kids, you can play online bingo with adults).
Yes, Thanksgiving is definitely a time to gather with friends and family and be grateful for all that we have. I remember the big feasts that my father and mother would prepare...But for me, Thanksgiving just wasn't Thanksgiving without cranberry sauce and pumpkin pie.
Although we celebrate Thanksgiving in America once a year, I think it's important to wake up everyday with gratitude in the heart. Gratitude for the creative energy, gratitude for the opportunity to follow your dreams and passions, and gratitude for the freedom to express yourself however way you want to. If you teach anything to your kids, it is to go through life full of thanksgiving.
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