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Thanksgiving Family Fun

There is so much to do during the holidays that it is easy to get overwhelmed and miss opportunities for learning and growing together as a family. I hope the following links, ideas, and activities help you to have a fun and blessed Thanksgiving holiday that focuses on God’s love and providence.

Psalm 100

A Psalm for giving thanks.

1Shout for joy to the Lord, all the earth. 2Worship the Lord with gladness;come before him with joyful songs.3 Know that the Lord is God.It is He that made us, and we are his we are his people, the sheep of his pasture.4Enter his gates with thanksgiving and his courts with praise; give thanks to him and praise His name.5For the Lord is good and his love endures forever; his faithfulness continues throughout all generations.

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I have very fond memories of watching the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade with my parents growing up. It was a thrill to see all the floats, broadway acts, balloons and celebrities kicking off the Christmas season. How exciting it ws whne a balloon had a mind of it’s own. Now with my family I don’t get to sit and enjoy the entire parade because I’m preparing our meal but jsut having it in the background and catching a few acts here and there is enough to warm my heart.


Our family is using  the “ThanksLiving Treasure Box” by Family Life Ministries. I have searched high and low for it on the web and it seems to be discontinued. I purchased mine used at homeschool book sale earlier this year. It is a 6 day devotional set that includes six biblically-based lessons on thankfulness and creative ideas to celebrate Thanksgiving.

 Visit my amazon store for some great Thanksgiving books to find at your local library or purchase them from amazon used and keep your Christmas budget in check. Books are a great way to celebrate with. Family read alouds an increasing quality family library adds to the fun of any holiday. Set out a basket with your seasonal favorites and enjoy.

A fantastic book to read with your family is Squanto and the Miracle of Thanksgiving. This entertaining and historical story shows that the actual hero of the Thanksgiving was neither white nor Indian, but God. In 1608, English traders came to Massachusetts and captured a 12-year old Indian, Squanto, and sold him into slavery. He was raised by Christians and taught faith in God. Ten years later he was sent home to America. Upon arrival, he learned an epidemic had wiped out his entire village. But God had plans for Squanto. God delivered a Thanksgiving miracle: an English-speaking Indian living in the exact place where the Pilgrims land in a strange new world.

Must see video with the book’s author! Glory to God!

Here are some of my favorites:

. . . If You Sailed on the Mayflower in 1620 By Ann McGovern
Stories of the Pilgrims By Margaret B Pumphrey

Thanksgiving: A Time to Remember (Family Life Books) By Barbara Rainey

November 23, 2009 - Posted by | G-Force Academy

1 Comment »

  1. […] I wrote some time ago about the resources we have used to celebrate Thanksgiving HERE. […]

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