I saw this fabulous idea on Secret Keeper Girl’s facebook page one day. It’s the perfect way to start off our next round of activities about family, so I had to share. Sometimes the simplest things have the most meaning, especially to kids.
WHAT TO DO: Pick out a large pumpkin for your family. Every night leading up to Thanksgiving, gather as a family and add a few items to your Thankful Pumpkin. Using a sharpie marker, start at the stem and write around the pumpkin in a continuous circle until you reach the bottom. What an amazing display to share and read on Thanksgiving Day!
HOW TO CHANGE IT UP:
-Instead of one large pumpkin, use several small pumpkins in the same manner and display in a creative manner.
-Allow your children to write some of the words themselves so all family members can be represented. You could also do this on a craft pumpkin if you would like to keep them year to year.
WHAT YOU’LL NEED: Pumpkin, sharpie marker
SKILL AREAS ADDRESSED: Social skills, fine motor skills, visual perceptual skills, visual motor integration
Want to take a closer look at the skills kids are using in this activity? Check out our Clinical Closeup page, where we break down the skills listed below in terms everyone can understand.