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Craft of Thankfulness

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Craft of Thankfulness

“Give thanks to the LORD, for he is good; his love endures forever.”
1 Chronicles 16:34

We are in the month in which most of us are reminded to be thankful.  I try to teach my children to be thankful for what the Lord has done for us and for what He has given to us. I think that it is important to focus on being thankful, especially on a day that we call Thanksgiving.

For Thanksgiving we usually make a craft that we will have at our table for dinner.Sometimes the craft is a turkey and the feathers share what we are thankful for.  Other years it is a pumpkin that shows what we are thankful for.  It is something that I look forward to each and every year.


Today I am sharing with you how to make the pumpkin craft.

Orange construction paper
2 green leaves
Hole punch
2 brad fasteners
A thankful heart


  1. Cut orange construction paper into strips.  I made them a little thin, so I would suggest cutting them with a 1-inch width.
  2.  Have your child think of things that they are thankful for and write them on the strips.
  3. Lay the strips on top of one another with the writing facing up and use your hole punch to punch holes on both ends of the strips.
  4. Use your brad fasteners to connect the strips together.  (I didn’t have brad fasteners so I used pipe cleaners.)
  5. Fan the strips into a circle.
  6. Glue the leaves on top of the pumpkin.

Happy Thanksgiving!  

Author Bio

Angela is a homeschooling mom of two beautiful children. She had a change of heart about homeschooling when it was time to enroll her sweet daughter in school. She now blogs about her journey with homeschooling at Homeschooling — A Change of Heart. She is married to her best friend Jeff. Two weeks out of every month Angela holds down the home front while Jeff travels for business. Angela loves to learn about photography and see what she can capture behind the lens.

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Carlie Kercheval is a happily married stay-at-home homeschooling mom. She and her college sweetheart have been blessed with 3 precious children to raise while traveling the world as a military family. Carlie is the founder of Today's Frugal Mom™, So You Call Yourself a Homeschooler?™ and Managing Your Blessings. Carlie and her husband co-author the Learning to Speak Life™ family Bible studies and together they co-host the Learning to Speak Life™ Radio Show. When she is not busy enjoying her family and the great outdoors, you can typically find her cozied up somewhere under a blanket with a good book. You can connect with her on Facebook, Pinterest, and Twitter.