Saturday, November 21, 2009

Excitement in the air!

My blog is spotlighted on Spellbinders' blog today featuring my little video tip on positioning of the die templates. Wooo hooo! If you haven't seen it yet, scroll down and take a look. It will make your life easier. lol

Today I want to show you a project I did for Spellbinders in September.



I created a project to encourage looking at all the blessings in our lives and doing some fun activities together to reinforce the feelings of love and appreciation in a family. I used Spellbinders Nested Maple leaves.

I used an empty Laughing Cow container, inked it up and covered it with paper, a few leaves and ribbon. I've typed up the blessings and activities found inside so you can easily duplicate my project.

Thanksgiving Countdown

Thanksgiving Day brings to mind the blessings in our lives that usually go unnoticed.
On each of the enclosed leaves is a blessing and activity. Remove one each day leading up to Thanksgiving Day. Doing the activity will help you recall some of the blessings in your lives.


We are thankful for our teeth.
Give mom and dad some of our
Halloween candy in exchange
for a gift.

We are thankful for our legs.
Go outside and run and jump!

We are thankful for our cousins.
Call or write a letter to one of your cousins.

We are thankful for our kitchen.
Cook or bake something fun
together in the kitchen.


We are thankful for good food.
Go to the grocery store and pick out
a food that you haven’t tried yet.

We are thankful for Turkeys!
Art Project: Make paper turkeys.

We are thankful for giving hearts.
Think of something fun to give
someone in the neighborhood.

We are thankful for Daddy.
Do something nice for daddy and
be extra nice to him all day!



We are thankful for Mommy.
Do something nice for mommy and
be extra nice to her all day!

We are thankful for the seasons.
Go on a bike ride and enjoy
the beautiful weather.

We are thankful for our brothers.
Do something nice for them and be
extra nice to them all day!

We are thankful for our sisters.
Do something nice for them and be
extra nice to them all day!

We are thankful for our house.
Play a cleaning game.

We are thankful for each other.
Play a game together.

We are thankful for our hands.
Art Project: Finger painting.

We are thankful for our eyes.
Watch a special Thanksgiving show together.

We are thankful for our ears.
Play some fun music and dance.

We are thankful for books.
Go to the library and pick out some
Thanksgiving books.



We are thankful for pies.
Make or buy a pie and
deliver it to someone.


We are thankful for our grandparents.
Call grandma and grandpa and tell
them you love them!

We are thankful for Heavenly Father.
Go on a nature walk and notice all
of Heavenly Father’s creations.

We are thankful for our friends.
Make a special visit to some friends.

We are thankful for the computer.
Send an email to someone you love.
Send them some pictures of your family.

We are thankful for all of our toys.
Donate some of the toys you haven’t been
Playing with to a charity.

We are thankful for our car.
Go on a special outing of your choice.

3 comments:

Bev said...

Wonderful!! :)

HELLO my name is Jill said...

what a cute idea. I've been online searching for activities for our faith in god girls for at least an hour, i finally gave up and decided to check blogs. i think you give me an idea. our theme this month is service and I think i could do something along this line. thanks for the inspiration!

Anonymous said...

such a cool idea. you are amazing!

Krista