November Newsletter for Kids

November Newsletter for Kids

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 Be Thankful Devotion

 Be Thankful – A Thanksgiving Devotion for Kids

Be Thankful – A Thanksgiving Devotion for Kids

This Thanksgiving devotion is FREE – All we ask is that you take the time to RATE the product and write a quick review.

We pray you enjoy this devotion on the many reasons we should BE THANKFUL this season to God for all our blessings.

Thanksgiving Activities for Kids

 Christian Thanksgiving printables

79 Page Packet of Printable Fall Activities

A Thanksgiving Unit Study designed to enrich your Thanksgiving holiday. In additional to the numerous printable activities, your child will learn that the gate to God’s heart is always open and that God loves them.

Learn all about pilgrims and the holiday of Thanksgiving through crafts, activities and recipes.

Thanksgiving Fun for Kids Thanksgiving Fun for Kids

november Newsletter for Kids 2013

Thanksgiving is November 28, 2013

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Over 60 pages of printable activities to enrich your fall season

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Learn All About Autumn! Crafts, Printables, Puzzles, The Four Seasons,

Pumpkin Facts & More!

Thanksgiving Fun for Kids

November has arrived with a sense of anticipation of the upcoming holiday season. Neighborhoods are decorated with the colors of autumn and the air is filled with a fresh crispness.

Thanksgiving Day , legal holiday in the U.S., first celebrated in early colonial times in New England. The actual origin, however, is probably the harvest festivals that are traditional in many parts of the world Festivals and Feasts. After the first harvest was completed by the Plymouth colonists in 1621, Governor William Bradford proclaimed a day of thanksgiving and prayer, shared by all the colonists and neighboring Native Americans.

Definition of harvest: the gathering of ripe crops, the crops or the amount so gathered, or the season in which they are gathered.

In 1623 a day of fasting and prayer during a period of drought was changed to one of thanksgiving because the rain came during the prayers. Gradually the custom prevailed in New England of annually celebrating thanksgiving after the harvest.

During the American Revolution a yearly day of national thanksgiving was suggested by the Continental Congress. In 1817 New York State adopted Thanksgiving Day as an annual custom, and by the middle of the 19th century many other states had done the same. In 1863 President Abraham Lincoln appointed a day of thanksgiving, and since then each president has issued a Thanksgiving Day proclamation, generally designating the fourth Thursday of November as a holiday. Thanksgiving is a statutory holiday in Canada, celebrated, since 1957, on the second Monday in October. Observance of the day began in 1879. “Thanksgiving Day,”Microsoft Encarta 98 Encyclopedia. 1993-1997 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.

Thanksgiving Fun for Kids

How does your family celebrate Thanksgiving? Do you travel to spend Thanksgiving with family? Maybe you have family who will travel to spend the holiday with you.

Do you gather around the dining room table and enjoy a delicious dinner with your family? Maybe after dinner, your family likes to relax by a crackling fire and play a board game together. Some families enjoy a nice walk in the woods after Thanksgiving dinner.

One of God’s greatest gifts to us is our family and Thanksgiving is the perfect time to enjoy the company of our parents, brothers, sisters, aunts, uncles, grandparents and other relatives.

Thanksgiving Fun for Kids

Soon it will be Thanksgiving and the beginning of the Holiday Season!

While you and your family are enjoying all that Thanksgiving offers, be sure and take a moment to think about everything that you are thankful for. Why not ask Mom or Dad to start a new tradition in your home of sharing your “thanks” around the dinner table before the BIG MEAL!

Some ideas:

I am thankful for my family.

I am thankful for the house that God has provided me with.

I am thankful for my health.

I am thankful for my teachers.

I am thankful for the food that God provides me with.

I am thankful for the good friends that God brings into my life.

I am thankful for my church and my pastor.

I am thankful for the warm clothes that God provides me with.

I am thankful for beautiful fall weather that God gives us to enjoy.

I am thankful most of all that God loved me so very much that He sent His only Son to die for me so that I could live in heaven someday.

Fall Fun for Kids

Simply have each dinner guest name one thing that they are most thankful for this Thanksgiving.

I thank you God for . . .

Make a list of everything that you are thankful for! Don’t forget to watch the

Macy’s Thanksgiving Day parade! Parade will be televised live on NBC from 9:00am – 12:00pm EST November 28th – Thanksgiving Day Visit the official Macy’s web site for more information!

Thanksgiving Fun for Kids

  Thanksgiving Fun!

Be sure and visit our “All About Thanksgiving” for fun ideas and ways to celebrate Thanksgiving!

Thanksgiving Fun for Kids

Over the River and Thru the Woods

Over the river and through the wood To Grandfather’s house we go. The horse knows the way To carry the sleigh Through white and drifted snow.

Over the river and through the wood Oh, how the wind does blow! It stings the toes And bites the nose, As over the ground we go.

Over the river and through the wood To have a first-rate play. Hear the bells ring, Ting-a-ling-ling! Hurrah forThanksgiving Day!

Over the river and through the wood, Trot fast, my dapple gray! Spring over the ground Like a hunting hound, For this is Thanksgiving Day.

Over the river and through the wood, And straight through the barnyard gate. We seem to go Extremely slow It is so hard to wait!

Over the river and through the wood Now Grandmother’s cap I spy! Hurrah for fun! Is the pudding done? Hurrah for the pumpkin pie!

Thanksgiving Fun for Kids

Something sweet is always something to be thankful for!

~ ~ ~ Peanut Butter Crispy Treats ~ ~ ~

  • 4 cups toasted rice cereal
  • 1 3/4 cups “M&M’s”® Chocolate Mini Baking Bits
  • 4 cups mini marshmallows
  • 1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1/4 cup butter or margarine
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt

Combine cereal and “M&M’s”® Chocolate Mini Baking Bits in lightly greased baking pan; set aside. Melt marshmallows, peanut butter, butter and salt in heavy saucepan over low heat, stirring occasionally until mixture is smooth. Pour melted mixture over cereal mixture, tossing lightly until thoroughly coated. Gently shape into 11/2-inch balls with buttered fingers. Place on waxed paper; cool at room temperature until set. Store in tightly covered container.

Makes about 3 dozen.

Variation: After cereal mixture is thoroughly coated, press lightly into greased 13 x 9 x 2-inch pan. Cool completely; cut into bars.

This very delicious recipe and more can be found at the official M & M’s Web site.

Thanksgiving Fun for Kids

How to Make Apple Butter!

  • 4 cups apple cider
  • 4 pounds cooking apples – peeled, cored, and thinly sliced
  • 2 cups white sugar
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar

DIRECTIONS: In a 5 quart saucepan, bring apple cider and apples to a boil. Reduce heat. Cover and, stirring often, simmer 10 minutes, or until the apples are very tender. Sieve the mixture through a strainer or food mill, then return to simmer in the saucepan. Stir sugar and brown sugar into the mixture. Simmer uncovered 2 hours, stirring often, until the mixture reaches a spreadable consistency. Transfer to sterile containers and refrigerate or freeze until serving.

Thanksgiving Fun for Kids

Ps 100:4  Enter his gates with thanksgiving and his courts with praise; give thanks to him and praise his name.

Col 4:2   Devote yourselves to prayer, being watchful and thankful.

Col 3:15  Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, since as members of one body you were called to peace. And be thankful.

The Wordsmyth English Dictionary-Thesaurus defines thankful as:

thankful

SYL:     thank-ful PRO:     thaengk fEl POS:     adjective DEF:     feeling or showing gratitude. SYN:     grateful (1), appreciative SIM:     obliged {oblige (vt)}, mindful, pleased {please (vt)}, contented DER:     thankfully, adv. ; DER:     thankfulness, n.

Are you grateful and appreciative of all that the Lord has done for you? Do you remember to visit with God daily and to tell Him how thankful you are for your blessings?

Your heavenly Father loves to visit with you. He wants to know you and He wants you to know Him better too. Think of the Lord as a very special friend who has come to live in your home. Would you ever let a day pass without visiting your roommate? Set a special time every day to visit with God and try very hard to remember to meet with Him daily. You wouldn’t disappoint a friend by forgetting him and Jesus is the very best friend you will ever have!

Invite the Lord to your Thanksgiving dinner and thank Him for all the bounty and blessings in your life.

Thanksgiving Fun for Kids

~ ~ ~ More Thanksgiving Fun! ~ ~ ~

~ ~ ~ Thanksgiving Craft Ideas ~ ~ ~

~ ~ ~ Thanksgiving Fun In the Kitchen! ~ ~ ~

 

 

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