I’m all about traditions over here, especially around the holidays, so I knew this Deeds of Gratitude craft would be perfect for our family, especially Hazel.
When I first introduced this craft to Hazel I explained to her what thankful means and what gratitude means. It seems we often use them interchangeably, but they mean two different things. A quick and easy way to describe this to young children is: being thankful is a word, and showing gratitude is an action. So, we can show gratitude for the things we are thankful for.
We then talked about the things we are grateful for, like our house, toys, church, etc. And then we talked about ways we could show that we are grateful for these things. If we are grateful for our house we can show that by taking care of it and cleaning it up when it gets messy.
How You Can Begin The Tradition:
- Purchase your Deeds of Gratitude set here and use code alyssadawson10 for 10% off now until November 3rd.
- Once you receive your Deeds of Gratitude, plan a time to introduce your new tradition to your family.
- On one side of the leaf write what you are thankful for, and on the other side write how you will show your gratitude.
- String the leaves and then hang them somewhere in your house where you can see them every day. This will help remind everyone what it means to be thankful and what it means to show gratitude.
When You Purchase this Product You Receive:
- 18 Colored reusable leaves -one of my favorite parts is that when Thanksgiving is over you can wash the words off your leaves and complete the tradition again the next year.
- A chalk pen
- A free Thanksgiving watercolor print -while supplies last
All purchases from Deeds of Gratitude are donated to Hopelink, a non-profit that works to eliminate poverty and provides training and stability to families in need. When you purchase these Deeds of Gratitude you will also receive a FREE copy (5X7) of this beautiful Thanksgiving watercolor print (see here). The prints are available while supplies so head over now. Don’t forget to use code alyssadawson10 for 10% off your purchase, good until November 3rd.
What are your Deeds of Gratitude and how will you teach your family the meaning of Thanksgiving?