12 Days Of Thankfulness

Today begins Day one of the 12 day countdown to Thanksgiving ( Day 12 being Thanksgiving).

I have hung our Thanksgiving countdown calendar and am filling it with daily questions and/or activities to once again teach my kids about thankfulness and how blessed our family is.

Join the Novotny family and begin today asking your family members what they are thankful for – Write them down daily and place them in a Gratitude jar, place on a Thankful Tree or create a Thankful chain.  On Thanksgiving you can go around the table and read off all the notes or paper chain slips written about what you are thankful for.

Another idea is to choose a daily activity to teach your kids Thankfulness – below is a list of ideas  you can also click here to read more about Thankful activities here at 24/7 MOMS

Leave a comment and tell us about your Thankful activities in your home

COUNTDOWN WITH THANKFUL  ACTIVITIES 

We are Thankful for our Grandparents

Call or send them an email saying how much you are thankful for them.

We are Thankful For our Missionaries

Send them a letter, email or care package to let them know you are praying for them.

We are Thankful for our Teachers

Make a thank you card or bake a treat to give to them

We are Thankful for our Fire fighters. Policemen, Doctors etc.

Deliver a basket of treats to them.

We are Thankful for our toys.

Clean out your toys and donate to a local shelter.

We are thankful for Daddy.

Do something nice or a chore for Daddy – Wash his car, take out the trash.

We are Thankful for Mommy

Do one extra chore today for her.

We are Thankful for our Clothes.

Clean out our clothes and donate clothing to a local shelter.

We are Thankful for our Sister (s).

Write a Thankful note or do a chore or something nice for her.

We are Thankful for our Brothers (s).

Write a Thankful note or do a chore or something nice for him.

We are Thankful for our friends.

Write a note, send an email, bake a special treat for them.

We are Thankful for our family.

Have a family game night.

We are Thankful for our food.

Collect food for your local shelter.

We are Thankful for our Eyes.

Watch a Movie together as a family.

We are Thankful For a Church to go to.

Volunteer to help at church this week or sign-up for a project.

We are Thankful for books.

Start a new book to read together as a family.

We are Thankful for our Neighbors.

Deliver a treat and  note of thanks to their porch –  play door bell ditch

We are Thankful we are able to pray.

During dinner time prayer have each person pray one thing they are Thankful to God for.

We are Thankful for our Country.

Decide as a family another way yo will become ECO friendly.

We are Thankful we can write.

Write three things we are thankful for.

We are Thankful helpers.

Draw names of family members and do a secret chore for that person by tomorrow.

We are Thankful for our classmates.

Make blessing mix or another treat and give to your classmates.

We are Thankful for shoes.

Fill empty shoe boxes with items and donate to Operation Christmas Child.

We are Thankful for our pet.

Take them on a walk, clean their cage, play with them.

We are Thankful for our Military.

Make a care package to send to them or write a letter.

We are  Thankful to be Thankful.

Make a Thankful box  – all year the entire family can write what they are thankful for and then read them next Thanksgiving.

We are Thankful for our Car,

Go for a fall drive, visit a relative or friend.

We are Thankful for family memories.

Start a Thankful journal or scrapbook.


We are Thankful we can spell.

Spellout the word T-H-A-N-K-F-U-L. go around the table and ask each personto say one thing they’re thankful for. The first person’s answer mustbegin with “T.” The second person’s answer must begin with “H,” and soon.


We are Thankful for our City.

Volunteer for a city clean-up project or other way you can serve your city.

We are Thankful for Thanksgiving Dinner.

Provide Thanksgiving dinner for a family in need or invite a family to join you.

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