The Thankful Pumpkin - Newport Mesa Moms

Have you heard of the Thankful Pumpkin? I did a post on this a few years ago, but wanted to share it again. It’s a super easy, meaningful and mindful craft thought up by Amy Latta of Amy Latta Creations.  Not only will it remind you and your family to be thankful, but it will also put your pumpkins to great display use after Halloween! All you need is a permanent marker (my kids might think this is the best part… what is it about permanent markers that get kids so excited?), a pumpkin, a little introspection, and a grateful heart.

1️⃣ Talk about what you’re thankful for as a family every night.  Dinner is a great time for this.
2️⃣ Write down at least one thing each member of your family is thankful for on the pumpkin.  You can even make it extra colorful by assigning each person a different color marker.
3️⃣ Take pictures of the progress.  This will be super fun to compare year after year.
4️⃣ Display your pumpkin as a centerpiece for Thanksgiving!

Start the day after Halloween and continue straight through Thanksgiving, adding to your pumpkin every day. This will be a family tradition your kids are sure to remember and carry on.

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