Thursday, November 25, 2010

Say "thank you" with a mobile

No Monsters in My Bed posted a list of her favorite mom/dad blogs today.  I love checking out new blogs and came across a dad named Joel who has some amazing craft ideas to enjoy with your kids.  Made by Joel highlights a Mobile of Thanks to help you and your children celebrate Thanksgiving today. 

If you don't have to host any guests today or are really ahead of schedule with your cooking, a mobile is a pretty simple thing to whip up.  It would also look fab hanging about a Thanksgiving table.   I even think the best part might just be the hunt for the stick, frankly.  You don't have to get incredibly fancy - just use some construction paper, markers, glue sticks and even photos of people or things you are thankful for.  Thread is great for hanging your creations.  Your child may not be old enough to completely grasp the concept of being thankful, so just ask him to name his favorite things, people and his favorite things to do with Grandma, Grandpa, etc.  Then, simply write those things out or draw pictures of them, punch a hole, tie some string and hung it from the branch.

I'd post a picture of mine, but hanging mobiles are tricky things to take good pictures of and, if you haven't noticed, photography lessons would be something I'd be really thankful for.

Enjoy your children and one another today.  Get down on the floor and play today, too - it's one of the best ways to show your children how thankful you are for them.

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