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|Posted on November 1, 2017 at 3:57 PM||comments ()|
Grateful Pumpkin - #funeasyinexpensivekidcraft
Our October was so busy with fun that we never had the chance to carve our pumpkins this year (or last...lol). I tried to squeeze in last week, but with everything we do in the last week of October it would have been forced and rushed. My daughter was fine with it because she had already decorated two pumpkins for Halloween and as the week quickly went by, I was already starting to think about what else I would do with these pumpkins. The idea of #gratefulpumpkin came to me and I was more excited about these than carving...so that's what we did!
What we used to create our #gratefulpumpkin:
1. A pumpkin (any size but bigger let's you write more things you are #grateful for - which is so important to teach your kids being #grateful)
2. Fall color construction paper
3. Glue stick
Cut a pretty design out of your construction paper. If your child can write have them write Our #GratefulPumpkin on paper, if not you can write. Glue to front of pumpkin
Have each person in your family write something you are #grateful for and add one thing everyday. By the end of the month you will have many things that you and your child are #grateful for and can reflect on each day. That's it!
What we learned: How to #reuse items around the house, the use of scissors, practice writing, spelling and being #grateful of course!
What we shared: Creativity, fun, discussing what #gratitude is and why being #grateful for the wonderful people and things in our lives is so important, quality time and memories.
My husband even got in on our #grateful pumpkin which is atypical for him to join in on our moms,kids and friends stuff. #ILoveit....this became a family thing.
#Makethetime and #takethetime today to share time with your family and talk about #gratitude, what your #amazingkids are #grateful for, what you are #grateful for and the importance of #gratitude!
I am excited to hear my daughters responses each day. We have one rule. If it is already on the pumpkin and another family member has written it, we can not repeat what we are #grateful for, but have to come up with something new.
My daughter is so excited about this simple and fun way to express her #gratitude, she said she wants to come up with two things everyday!
MAKE IT YOUR OWN, MAKE IT FUN, JUST MAKE IT!!
You'll be glad you did!
All of my best. May you have a wonderful start to this November. Dyan
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All you need is love...wish it was as simple as that, but it is a good place to start! Today make the time and take the time to teach your kids about #Earthday.
Something, anything to teach them to respect, cherish and love this wonderful place we call #Earth! I feel like each day we live, life goes faster than the day before. We thrive on things, lots of things, more things. We get over charged by all the electronics we use in a single day. We go faster, faster and faster. For today, lets stop and take a moment to reflect on our home, our planet our #Earth.
Teach your kids about reducing, reusing, recycling.
Take a moment to stop and be grateful for the beauty around us, the air we breath, the water we drink, the trees, the flowers, the sky, the colors of the rainbow...I think you get the idea.
Yes, stop and smell the roses of life, of this planet. Teach your kids to be a wiser, better, more involved generation. Teach them to #bekind to themselves, their friends, their neighbors and to #Earth.
Take a moment, pause, take a deep breath and sigh and thank Mother Nature for this planet called #Earth.
Take a moment to do something good for her. Give her a present and pay her back with teaching your kids to take care of her. For today, for tomorrow and for the future. Plant a tree, garden or flowers,
Give hugs to this #Earth by respecting her.
Reduce, reuse, recycle for our families, friends, animals, birds, trees and for each other. Enjoy the beauty around you no matter where you live. Today and everyday enjoy our world, our children, yourself and respect our planet #Earth. #HappyEarth Day! All of me best, Dyan
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