Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Great Thanksgiving Idea for families growing up!

A Thanksgiving Turkey

A "My Great Idea" from FamilyFun
thanksgiving tradition - thanks birdMy sons and I came up with a Thanksgiving project that is not only fun, but also helps us feel closer to our whole family on the holiday. At the beginning of November, my eight-year-old son, Jason, cuts out construction-paper turkey feathers and mails them to our relatives. He asks that each person write on a feather what he or she is thankful for that year and then return it to us. On Thanksgiving morning, ten-year-old Matthew reads the feathers aloud, and his brother assembles the turkey on a piece of poster board while their grandmother and I are busy in the kitchen. Sharing the sentiments of our relatives who are far away makes the day even more special for those of us who get together for the holiday.
--Cindy P., Peabody, Massachusetts

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