O give thanks unto the Lord, for He is good: for His mercy endureth forever. ~Psalm 107:1
Let them give thanks to the Lord for His unfailing love & His wonderful deeds for men! ~Psalm 107:15
First we made leaf-rubbings on plain white paper using the little one's crayons. Then we cut out the leaf-shapes & punched a hole in each one, to make ornaments. The kids wrote (or narrated for Mom to write!) their lists of things which they're thankful for, on the back of each leaf. Such a fun way of discussing the meaning of gratefulness and the Thanksgiving holiday!
Let us come before His presence with thanksgiving, let us make a joyful noise to Him with songs of praise!
~ Psalm 95:2
Offer unto God thanksgiving; and pay thy vows unto the Most High. ~Psalm 50:14
This time, I used a glass vase for arranging the branches, since my pickle-jar from last year is currently being used as a display-container in our nature collection! We tied on some raffia and leftover blue ribbon from the craft-stash, and hung each leaf with a piece of raffia as well.
We also added a few scripture-ornaments to the tree this year, handwritten on circles cut out of card stock. (The same verses I've quoted in this post. :)
That my heart may sing to You and not be silent...O Lord my God, I will give You thanks forever. ~Psalm 30:12
We just have a few things to work on in our school studies this week.... and then we'll be spending some time learning about the Pilgrims and the Thanksgiving holiday! This morning I brought out all of the picture books for our Thanksgiving Book Basket, and I have a few crafts planned, too (if there's enough time to do them!).
In the kitchen, we've been baking all-things-pumpkin for the past few weeks ~ and I'll be back to share some of our favorite recipes, later this afternoon or tomorrow morning. :)
Wishing you a peace-filled Monday and a blessed start to your week!
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