- Make a Pumpkin Pie SpinnerThis pumpkin pie may look good enough to eat, but it’s actually an interactive spinner that reveals things your child is thankful for.Make It: Trim the edge of a paper plate rim with scallop-edge scissors, then paint the rim with a mixture of white and brown paint to resemble the color of the crust. From rust-color card stock, cut a circle to fit the center of the plate and adhere it in place. Put the plate on top of a second paper plate and poke a hole through the centers, then insert a brad through the holes. Cut a slice out of the top plate (be careful to avoid the brad), add letter stickers to the top, and handwrite thankful items to the bottom plate.
- Fill a Jar of Thanks
Have everyone in the family fill a glass jar with daily notes about what they are grateful for. When the holiday arrives, turn your collection into a colorful garland to hang over your buffet table.
- Plant Seeds of Gratitude
Plant the seed of thankfulness with this hanging acorn ornament. Just search for acorn clip art online, print, and add some silk leaves or real leaves for decoration to the bottom. Have your family write what everyone’s grateful for, and hang from a branch in your house. Add a new acorn every week or every night in the countdown to Thanksgiving.