Christian Thanksgiving crafts
Thanksgiving is all about being thankful for the things we have, so making Christian Thanksgiving crafts just naturally follows with the reason for the season. Christian Thanksgiving crafts are all about making sure that we give thanks for the good things that God has given us. Reminding our families and our children about all the things we have in our lives can be best expressed through Christian Thanksgiving crafts plus, they can decorate our homes and make the holiday truly festive! Here are a couple of easy Christian Thanksgiving crafts you can try right now! Because Thanksgiving is all about giving thanks, why not have you, your child, and every family member make a thankful tree for Christian Thanksgiving crafts? Take some construction paper and cut out leaf shapes from various colors of the paper. Write what you are thankful for and how God has blessed you. Then use the brown construction paper to make a tree trunk. Use your imagination! Then take and paste the leaves all around the top of the tree trunk.
The more leaves, the more blessed you are which makes these types of Christian Thanksgiving crafts so special! Once you have all your leaves glued in place and they are dry, write on the trunk the following phrase: “God has blessed me and I am thankful for…” Then hang your thankful trees all around the house to remind you of all you have been given by the good Lord! When making Christian Thanksgiving crafts, you might want to stress the involvement of the Indians (Native Americans) and their role in the whole tradition. Talk with your child about what these people might have gone through as they tried to welcome new visitors to their land. Remind them that the Christian spirit is about giving and accepting of all people and the Indians were big examples of that in the first Thanksgiving. Have them write a story about the first Thanksgiving from an Indian’s point of view. Encourage them to write the story from a Christian perspective.
Even a simple picture book can be one of your great Christian Thanksgiving crafts. If your child is not able to write yet, just have them draw pictures and then narrate the story to you while you write it down. Then, on Thanksgiving Day, have your child “read” their book to your guests. Just like any other type of crafting, making Christian Thanksgiving crafts just takes a little bit of imagination and some inspiration. After that, the rest is up to God! .
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