It’s almost time to celebrate Thanksgiving which means it’s time to count our blessings!
Psalm 9:1 says:
I will give thanks to the Lord with my whole heart;
I will recount all of your wonderful deeds.
Here’s 10 Creative Ways to Count Your Blessings As a Family.
1. Make a Turkey.
We make a turkey body out of construction paper. Then give each person in the family a construction paper feather and have them write on it some things they are thankful for. Then stick all the feathers on for all to see and rejoice!
2. Make a Blessing Tree.
Draw a huge Blessing Tree. Then create leaves and give one leaf to each person in the family. Have them write one thing they are thankful for this year. Then go around the table and as you share them, stick the leaves on the tree for all to see!
3. Create a Thanksgiving Family Journal
We have a “Thanksgiving Journal”. Each family member writes a paragraph in the journal of things we were thankful for every year. I keep it in my bin with my Thanksgiving decorations. Every year it is so fun to read about the kid’s favorite toys, friends, teachers and trips from previous years! I know that in 20 years, this journal will be priceless!
4. Make a collage of pictures.
Have the kids go around and take pictures of things they are thankful for. Then print the pictures and make a big collage out of the pictures.
5. Share why you are thankful for each person around the table.
Focus on each person. Have everyone go around the table and say one thing they are thankful for in that one person. Then focus on the next person and go around the table saying something encouraging about this person. Continue all the way around the table blessing each other!
6. List 100 Blessings as a family.
Get out a piece of paper and see if you can list 100 blessings. Brainstorm together and have fun thinking of 100 blessings!
7. Start a Gratitude Jar
Give each person multiple slips of paper. Have them reflect over their year and write out good things that happened this past year. Perhaps an accomplishment, new friend, funny moment, or a good gift. Then save the jar and open one a day and give thanks to God for those moments all through the Christmas season.
8. Create a Thank You card to send to someone.
Consider who your family would like to say thank you to. Then together, create a beautiful thank you card and let each person write something special in the card.
9. Reflect on verses of thanksgiving from the Bible.
Here’s a place to start: Psalm 9:1, Psalm 69:30, Psalm 1o0:4, Jeremiah 33:11, Philippians 4:6, Revelations 7:12
10. Have an open time of a prayer and Thanksgiving to God.Bow your heads together and allow each person to pray out loud and give thanks to God for something they are thankful for.
Have a wonderful Thanksgiving with your families!
Walk with the King,
Does your family have a creative way you count your blessings?