Wednesday, November 17, 2010

As Seen on the Web & a giveaway!

Leave a comment on this post to be entered to win a copy of Generous Kids by Colleen O'Donnell and Lyn Baker.
Amazon says: "This simple book will help parents make giving a fun and fulfilling part of their children's lives through learning the habit of giving. It's an easy-to-read book full of entertaining and practical suggestions, amazing true stories, simple examples, and plenty of "We can do that too!" take-aways for busy moms and dads."

Today on Tip Junkie they featured a post with creative ideas to be greatful. You can read the complete post by clicking here. Thanksgiving is just a week from tomorrow and many of these ideas can be used during the entire month of November if you like.

Here are a few of my favorites:

Thankful Bucket by The Idea Room...I absolutely love this one. The idea is to drop slips of paper into the bucket and then after Thanksgiving dinner, everyone gathers to listen as the slips are read. I think this is a tradition we might have to start this year!

A Thanksgiving Tree Craft from Crafts by Amanda...very simple idea using the handprints of our little could even use handprints of everyone in your family if you wanted to include grown ups as well.

A Gratitude Advent by Craft Critters....this one offers thanks for the little things we have, as well as the big. Each day has an activity you can do that is very simple and fun. Great ideas to give thanks each day!
Changable Frame from Flamingo the idea that you can wipe off and make a new list each day. Instead of embroidery you could also use scrapbook paper like Connie's craft activity we did at our meeting for Halloween.
Life at 7000 Feet gives us a Thankful Turkey Centerpiece. Easy idea that even the youngest members of the family can participate in. The young ones can dictate to mom or dad what they are thankful for and parents can write on the feathers for them.
Now...don't forget to leave a comment to be entered for a copy of the book!


Tammie Epperson said...

Love the ideas. Especially the frame one. Now if I could just find someone to make it for me.:) Tammie

Laura said...

I want that book! Looks like I may have a good chance too! Great ideas. Thanks for posting.