One thing I can totally recommend for anyone who is local to Norman is the Downs Family Christmas Light Show - it's a fantastic show and they accept food donations to give to the Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma. The shows run from 6-midnight every day from 11.24.11 to 1.1.12.
Also, the Sam Noble Museum of Natural History is having a Holiday Happening on Dec 1st from 6-9pm and they will have holiday-themed crafts, story times, entertainment, etc. Admission is free.
We also want to teach our children to have an Attitude of Gratitude and I think we're on the right path there too (although with Emi having been an only child for 7 years, she might need more opportunities to learn gratitude), I am always open to ideas on how to teach gratitude. And we've been working a lot with flash cards and common words with the Little Ones in an effort to try to get them into full-blown reading so I have been constructing an A to Z listing of things we are thankful for....
i.e. A is for ANIMALS, C is for CARS, F is for FAMILY and FRIENDS, H is for HOODIE, etc
I was researching more ideas on Thankfulness projects and came across a Thanksgiving Blessing Board that looks cute and fairly easy to make. And it will help us to teach the kids (and us) about being grateful and can be a Thanksgiving Tradition (and decoration) for years to come.
How cute is that?
It sort of reminds me of another project we completed back in early summer.
I can totally see the cards going into a scrapbook along with pictures to capture the memory of Thanksgiving and what we were all thankful for that year. I have the eye screws, twine and clothespin and I MAY have a frame in the - you guessed it! - basement.
I better get on it!
Have a blessed day!