Thankful Boxes

Since my oldest was 3 we have been enjoying a fun tradition around here:

Thankful Boxes

When my son was 3 we let him decorate an empty baby wipe container and made it The Thankful Box.

When our girls were old enough they did their own…and they wanted it just like their big brothers!

Now that they are older I was thinking we could update the Thankful Boxes..I even had a neat idea of making new ones.

They would have no part of it! The Thankful Boxes had to be the ones that they had always used. 🙂

What is a Thankful Box, you say? I’m glad you asked.

Beginning on November 1st…..each day one thing is written on a little slip of paper that they are thankful for….and put into their box.

On Thanksgiving Day we read through all the slips of paper.

Each year we try to use a different color for the paper slips…and we always put the year on each slip.

It’s so much fun to look back over all the years….to see the things that they were thankful for when they were 4 vs. now when they are teens.

It’s a fun time!

Here’s what you need to make your own Thankful Box:

1. Any empty box or container

2. Fun way to decorate…any way you’d like

3.  A little sign that says “Thankful or Thankfulness Box”

4.  Small strips of paper and a pen or marker

You just can’t be too thankful!


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