It’s time to share new Thanksgiving curriculum ideas and resources!

We spent this morning creating our Thanksgiving Tree! Here are pictures from past years:

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This year, I tried to up my game a bit.

???????????????????????????????This is a great way to use up old scrapbooking supplies, by the way! I chose some of my “ugly” scrapbooking paper that was in fall colors, and then pulled out my die-cutting machine. (I have a SLICE. And it’s been a while since I’ve been able to really scrapbook, and had an urge to get crafty.) After cutting out various leaf shapes, I had the girls write things they were thankful for on the back, and then we hung them from the lighting fixture in our dining room.

And voila! a perfect Thanksgiving decoration! We’ll continue to add more in the days leading up to Thanksgiving.

If you’d like to use my more low-tech file, please feel free to download them here: Thanksgiving Leaves

The last time I shared Thanksgiving resources was a few years ago, and since my girls have done most of that, and also outgrown some of them, I’ve been collecting new ideas to try! Here are some of my favorites:

Cultivating Thankful Hearts: A FREE Unit Study
http://theroadto31.com/ – several printables and resources
Moccasin Printable
Tiny bow & arrow
Homeschool Share – Native Americans
30 Days of Giving Thanks
Charlie Brown Thanksgiving
Homeschool Share – Thanksgiving – Pinterest
History of Thanksgiving Unit Study
Scholastic – The First Thanksgiving
3 Dinosaurs Blog – Free Thanksgiving Pack
Gift of Curiosity – Free Thanksgiving Printable Pack
Motherhood on a Dime – Thanksgiving Crafts, Snacks, and Activities for Kids
30 Days of Thanksgiving: Printable Gratitude Journal
Thanksgiving Word Bump
Thanksgiving Finger Puppets

And I wanted to make a special shout-out to this post: 5 Ways to Teach Your Children to Be Givers.