I want to introduce you to my sister Vanessa, over at Southern In My Heart, who generously offered to come over to Gourmet Meals for Less and guest post for me.
I say generous because we mommy bloggers often do not have time to write one post for our own blogs, let alone a post for someone else's. So I appreciate her coming over here to share a great Thanksgiving craft idea for At the Kid's Table. So please give my sister a warm welcome, and leave lots of great comments for her. If you feel like telling me how adorable my nephew and niece are while your commenting...that's great too!
Hi! It is such a treat to get to be guest posting here today at Gourmet Meals for Less! My sister and I have had so much fun being on this blogging adventure together, and I was so honored when she asked me to contribute a post for her At the Kid’s Table series. She has already shared with you her gorgeous Leaves of Thanksgiving Tree she created for her family and she asked me if I would be willing to share some kind of crafty idea to do with younger kiddos.
My first thought was “Have you met me? You do know me right? Your sister of 34 years whom you showed how to wear eye shadow and sat on the orange shag carpet listening to records with and whom you let listen to your 45’s in your room while trying on your lace cut-off gloves and long bead necklaces? The one who is totally NON-CRAFTY??!!” But, my sister does know me. And she knows that while I may not be the most crafty gal in Blogland, I do love making memories and creating traditions for my kids. One of our favorites has always been the good old-fashioned Paper Chain, used to count down the days to some highly anticipated event. We have used these as we look forward to Grandparents visiting, family vacations and, of course, Thanksgiving and Christmas.
But, this year, I wanted to take this concept up a notch and use this opportunity to express our Thanks in a new way.
This is our Thankfulness Chain!
My youngest told us what she wanted to say and we wrote it for her and then let her color on her links.
Each night we take turns removing one link from the chain and that person prays a Prayer of Thanks to God for that particular blessing.
Simple, sweet and so easy. My kind of Craft!
Big Brother was totally not amused by this, though, and said in a disgusted tone of voice, “How on earth are we supposed to pray for unicorns?” Well my boy, your sister loves unicorns and sleeps with a stuffed one every night. It is her best friend and for that we are Thankful!
Now tell me how adorable will this look over your kitchen table this Thanksgiving season!? I love this idea because anyone can create this easy Thanksgiving craft with a child of any age! If you have a fun craft, idea or kid friendly holiday meal recipe you would like to share during the At the Kid's Table Series, I would love to feature it! It needs to be an idea specific to the holiday season and something that makes being at the kid's table as fun as the big table. Send me an email and let me know your idea!
And another big thank you to my sis, for guest posting on Gourmet Meals for Less today! Head on over to Southern in My Heart and check out her incredible blog full of great decorating inspiration, creative recipes and wonderful stories about raising a "southern at heart" family in the beautiful northwest!