Each night before bed we go around the room and each person says what they are thankful for. Me and the kids also take time at lunch and dinner to discuss what things we are grateful for that God has given us...and usually the kids say people's names, not things!
Something I used to do each November in my classroom was make a Thanksgiving Tree...each child would get a leaf cut out (or two or three) and they would write what they were thankful for, and as a bulletin board we would post all the leaves on the tree for the parents and other students to see.
Now that I am home, we have made a Thanksgiving Tree right in our very kitchen on the pantry door. The kids tell me what I should write down (and I include what they have mentioned the night before) and we stick it on our pantry door which is beginning to look like a tree. Now, when we have company come visit they can look and see just how thankful we really are. And since a lot of times the kids say, Grandpa Jack, or Hannah, or Emma, or Mommy or Daddy, when those people come and visit they can see their name! And won't it be nice that come November and Thanksgiving time we will have a huge tree full of leaves (of all different colors) with all the things and people that we are so thankful for and so blessed to have in our life. In my opinion you are never too young to be thankful and to tell others how much you appreciate them!
Psalm 107:1On my leaves you will see names like John, Julia Star, Mark Ciro, Grandma Donna and Grandpa Greg, Aunt Sara, Aunt Pia, Grandma Judy, Grandpa Jack, Aunt Laurie, Kelsey, Aunt Debi, Uncle Tio, Aunt Christy, Uncle Bill, Aunt Christy, Lizzy Lou, Uncle Mike, Jim, Lisa, Hannah, Emma, Abi, Zach, Roe, Uncle John, Chi Chi, Jo Jo, James, Liz, Brenna and Brody, my ladies Bible study, our friends at Awana ...and the list goes on!
Give thanks to the LORD, for he is good; his love endures forever.
It's never too early to make your own Thankful tree!