This season, I am hunting down easy activities that remind us to find gratitude and give thanks. This Thanksgiving Scavenger Hunt is a fun way to find some gratitude and involve the entire family in the process.
What are Your Thankful For?
Finding Gratitude in the every day and celebrating that can be hard work. I have been working on this during the year and I can tell you some days I succeed and others not so much. This year has tested most of us, I think.
Typically, I start my day with a gratitude exercise, but to be very honest that is sometimes forgotten when I am dragging myself out of bed and I am totally drained of energy.
Food is Worth Celebrating
Thanksgiving is one of my daughter’s favourite holidays because of the turkey actually. She lives for turkey cooked by my husband and sometimes cooked by her uncle or aunt. So there’s always food to be grateful for and frankly sharing a meal and laughter with friends is one of the greatest ways to celebrate and enjoy each other’s company.
Even on the hardest days, I still believe that it is always worth trying to find and express gratitude daily. Thanksgiving is a time traditionally when we make a moment for that practice.
Ultimately, I like to remind myself though that no matter where I am in the world on Thanksgiving Day, I have a lot to give thanks for.
What are Your Plans This Year?
This year we will be here in Ontario, Canada for Thanksgiving. For a few years, I travelled every Thanksgiving, but our tradition is to visit my brother and his family in Toronto.
I look forward to making that trip again this coming month.
Hopefully, Ontario continues to heal from Coronavirus and numbers don’t climb again. Of course, we will be watching the numbers and advisories closely and if they creep up then we will need to adjust our expectations.
Thanksgiving is for Family
It seems like it has been forever since we drove to Toronto. For months we were all social distancing and unable to drive even so far as Toronto just two hours away.
As soon as the restrictions lifted though, they drove to see us and to stay with us for a weekend in July. That was so overdue and welcome. In August, we visited them in Sauble Beach at a cottage.
How to get this Thanksgiving Scavenger Hunt
This year I might print this Thanksgiving Scavenger Hunt out and take it with me. I will most definitely be collecting seed pods and saving them for the spring. Checking that off the list soon.
You might also appreciate the seasonal Crossword Puzzle.
Remember to visit my free printables board if you need help looking for free activities for your kids to do. For a high quality print out of the life cycle content do not miss this downloadable Bee Life Cycle activity and you should be off to the races. .
My family, good health and a job I love are all things that I give thanks for today and every day. What are you grateful for today?