My friend Janel wrote a blog entry on gratitude. In which she said, "Thankfulness is eternally linked, I think, to humility." Both are qualities I want to be true of Mr. Intensity. Janel had a quote by author HU Westermayer that struck a chord with me, "The pilgrims built seven times more graves than huts. No Americans have been more impoverished than these, who nevertheless set aside a day of thanksgiving."
One way I hope to teach him about such is by using Thanksgiving, a Time to Remember. (There's also a super bundle with things you won't find at Amazon.) This book is beautifully illustrated - I have it on a cookbook stand in my kitchen. It's written with the intention of being read aloud, maybe over a few days to the littles, to teach them about the true history of Thanksgiving.
Other ways I hope to integrate history and thankfulness with Mr. Intensity is to make a few fun craft projects - like this one from No Time for Flash Cards. Or how 'bout these super cute edible turkeys? Popcorn crafts are always a favorite.
How do you hope to instill gratitude in your lil turkeys? Leave a comment and I'll enter you to win a copy of the above mentioned book. If you don't have a blog, make sure to leave a way to be contacted. A name will be randomly chosen on Friday night (11/14).