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Thanksgiving Recipes, Crafts and Tips for Teaching Gratitude

With Thanksgiving right around the corner, it’s the perfect time to nurture thankfulness and appreciation in children. Here are a few resources to help you and your family get into the Thanksgiving spirit!

Father teaching his son an attitude of thankfulness and appreciation Helping Preschoolers Develop an Attitude of Gratitude

It’s never too soon to begin teaching your little one about gratitude. Children as young as 2 years old can begin practicing basic expressions of gratitude, like saying “thank you.” Here are eight ways you can help foster an attitude of thankfulness and appreciation in your child. >Read more

Young child showing his thanks giving paintingWays Kids Can Contribute to Thanksgiving Dinner

Children are naturally a part of annual Thanksgiving traditions and celebrations, but we sometimes forget to be intentional about including them in the planning, preparation and cleanup of the meal. Here are a few ideas for how to involve your child this year – both in and out of the kitchen! >Read more

A young boy giving flower to young girlHow Children Show Kindness at Every Age

While it may seem like children are too young to grasp big concepts like compassion, research shows that the foundation for these important social-emotional skills are built in the first years of life. Read more about how children in our Primrose classrooms demonstrate what it means to have good character. >Read more

Mother and child celebrating food traditionsCelebrating Food Traditions

For many families, there are certain foods that are an essential part of holiday celebrations. Having your child help prepare special family recipes is a great way to celebrate your unique food traditions and spend meaningful time together in the kitchen. >Read more

Young girl making a thank you card as mother encourages her

Using Art to Give Thanks

Thankfulness is a trait that must be practiced, and art is a great way to help nurture gratitude in children. Here are a few ways you and your child can use art to express thankfulness. >Read more

 

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Switch Up Your Sides with These 4 Fall Recipes

Aside from dropping temperatures and falling leaves, the turn of the season also brings a new crop of fresh, fall produce to liven up your dinner table. Here are four delicious ways to incorporate seasonal produce into simple, healthy side dishes that the whole family will enjoy. >Read more

Snacktivity: Mini “Pumpkin Pie” Cheese Slice Appetizers

These adorable, pumpkin pie-shaped cheese snacks are a fun and unique Thanksgiving appetizer that you can make for your children, and they are perfect for picky eaters, too! Here’s the step-by-step recipe. >Read more

 

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