Hearts Knit Together #25: Thanksgiving Craft for Children -- Gratitude Poster

Hearts Knit Together was born out of my struggle to balance my desire to create with my busy life as a mother of four. I am challenging myself to do something creative WITH my children each week and to share that adventure with you on Mondays. I invite you to share your creativity with your children so that we might inspire each other with ideas to help "knit our hearts together." 

If you want to join me, write a blog post about something creative you did with kids and share your link in the comments. No rules really, only that your link is current and something about creating with children. They don't even have to be your own kids. Please remember to link back to The Gauge Wars so that others who may want to join can find it. Pretty simple. Your post can be from any day of the week. It doesn't have to be Monday. Thank you for participating!

It was difficult at first to get my boys to start drawing on this poster. The boys are much more hesitant with their artist skills. I am not sure why. I don't remember the girls being at that age. Nor now. They came home from school and sat down and started writing and drawing on this without mentioning a word to me. But once I pumped the boys full with enough confidence that they could do it, they made some pretty fun drawings. I LOVE Jude on his bicycle. He drew his neck, shoulders, stomach, and bum specifically. I think it is pretty amazing really, since he was telling me "I can't draw people! You do it!" And once he did he kept going with a tree, bush, his lego boat, and a bike rack. It is fun what the children say they are grateful for, bikes, tire swings, legos. You know the really important stuff. :)

Actually the first thing Roman said when I asked him what he was thankful for was "Grandpa". He drew his head, hair, and body, just none of them are attached to each other. Poor Roman got a stomach bug this week and while throwing up was crying for his Grandma. "I want Grandma, we moved too far away! I want to go back to our old house." It was very sad. I think leaving their grandparents is the hardest adjustment my children have had to make with this move.

In the last conference for my church, one of the speakers said, "A grateful person is rich in contentment. An ungrateful person suffers in the poverty of endless discontentment." I love that quote. May your heart be full of gratitude and contentment always but especially this week as we celebrate Thanksgiving here in the States.

Happy Monday!

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