Using Thanksgiving crafts to practice gratitude with my kids has been super fun this year. My 3-year-old is beginning to understand that the world is bigger than her, and that giving thanks for our blessings is a big part of being a good person. And while my 18-month-old is far from understanding gratitude—his world is the only world we should be concerned with, after all!—I am grateful that he is at least old enough to go through the motions.
A few weeks ago, Alina and I made this cute Thanksgiving craft—she named him Mr. Grateful Chicken Duck, a daily gratitude turkey that even your smallest toddlers can help you make. What I love most is that I can keep and store the gratitude leaves, each year watching as her gratitude matures and blossoms.
Check out the fun we had making Mr. Grateful Chicken Duck!