Today after breakfast I sat down with my boys (4 & 2) and asked them to tell me what they are thankful for. I got everything from bananas, horses, and toys to family and love. I jotted their answers down on paper “feathers” and let them use crayons to decorate them. The cutest part of the entire project was while they were coloring my husband came into the room and my oldest son said “Daddy, what are you thankful for?” VERY SWEET…
After they were done decorating their feathers, I taped each feather to a bamboo skewer. My idea was to push the feathers into a pie sized pumpkin that we had leftover from Halloween, but sadly they were a little softer than I liked. So instead I poked them into a squash (I would have gone out and bought another pumpkin but my thrifty husband suggested the squash)… I quickly cut out a face, eyes and beak from construction paper and attached them to the bottom of the squash and we have the cutest little Thanksgiving Centerpiece. It was very easy and very quick. Older children could write their own words etc.. and even draw and cut out their own faces.
I just love that it got them thinking about being thankful. On Thanksgiving I hope they will be just as excited to ask our relatives what they are thankful for!