Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday. I love any day full of family, fun and food. To make this day even better, though, we add in gratitude. I am always trying to be more mindful of my blessings and I love that we have a whole holiday to focus on giving thanks for our abundance.
I try to maximize the thankfulness each year, and one of our favorite ways to celebrate this season is with a countdown to Thanksgiving (here’s a look
at what we did last year).
Flexibility is key when I put together something like this for my family. It needs to contain a good mixture of quick, simple activities in addition to the bigger productions we all look forward to. Some days are hectic and I often know beforehand which days are going to be nuts, so I can assign a more laid-back activity to that day.
Ideas for use:
Print and cut out these cards to make a fun family countdown to Thanksgiving. There are so many options with this printable!
–Hole punch and hook them together with a binder ring and flip to a new day number and activity each day.
–Use clothespins to clip a number card and and activity card together and then clip them to twine to make a countdown banner to hang over your mantle (which is what we’re doing).
–Put each card in an envelope with some leftover Halloween candy to enjoy each day until Thanksgiving.
–Color your own countdown (or let your kids do it)!
–Use the activity cards included or make up your own activities to do each day
–Print off a new version each year and rearrange the activities to fit your schedule
This 12 page pdf includes:
* 30 Day Color Countdown
* 30 Day Black and White/ Color your own Coundown
* 26 activity cards + Extra cards to write in your own activities