So are you ready to celebrate the 12 days of Thanksgiving??? (never heard of it you ask, well I just made it up ha ha ha ha)…. Go make an Advent Calendar- to find out how, hop on over here for directions to make it!!
Here are some ideas that I hope will peak your interest!
Make 12 Quilted Shapes!
I made a Turkey and a Pumpkin with some left over charm pieces. You will have PLENTY to make 12 things to fit in all the pockets if you want! I just “drew” the Turkey but if you are interested let me know by leaving a comment and I can put up the directions/pattern here.
It would be easy to think of 12 little “things” to make for your pockets.. you could make, leaves, pumpkins, pilgrim hats, turkeys, boats… the list goes on- look for online coloring pages for shapes to use.
Link to the Turkey Applique Pattern can be found here
Fill the pockets with 12 facts about Thanksgiving: just go to Wikipedia, you’ll find out more than you ever thought you’d want to know about Thanksgiving!
What about a “Quote a Day” about Gratitude? Here are 12 I found online.
There is always Good Ole’ Candy? I mean who doesn’t love that!
Some other ideas!
12 Autumn Recipes (would be a good one if you don’t have little kids at home)
12 Conversation Starters for Thanksgiving Dinner
Go ahead and “rewrite” 12 Days of Christmas … to 12 Days of Thanksgiving…
“On the first day of Thanksgiving, my true love gave to me, a Turkey on a silver tray”…
“two pilgrims hats”
“three french fries” (okay so that might not work, but you get the idea!)
12 silly “jokes” about Thanksgiving… you know “why did the Turkey cross the road?”
A gratitude “project” a day for your family...
1- Today write a letter letting your teachers know how much you appreciate them.
2- Don’t take things for granted, find something today that you can give to someone who needs it more than you.
3-Today, find a way to serve your neighbor.
4-Do something nice, and totally unexpected for another member of your family
5-Write a sincere letter to someone who has had a profound influence in your life.
6- Say “thank you” at least 10 times today.
7- Write 5 Thank You notes today, and MAIL THEM (email does NOT count!)
8- Bake a special treat for someone in your life who you truly appreciate.
9- For one week, in your prayers, only thank God for the blessings in your life, don’t ask for anything.
10- Give someone a HUG!
11- Do a chore today without being asked.
12- Call your parents and tell them how grateful you are for everything they have ever done for you.
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Angela @ A Bushel and a Peck listed out activities for the calendar she made last year.
So let me know! What do you think? If you have done something like this before post a link, I’d love to repost them here to share with everyone!
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