The Thankful Pumpkin

The Thankful Pumpkin is a great idea for kids and families. Let this be your next November tradition! This post may contain affiliate links. 

 

I noticed a few variations of a Thankful Pumpkin or Gratitude Pumpkin in the blogging world, and I thought that it would be an excellent idea for my Sunday School class. I teach the first to third graders every other month in Sunday School, and they are such a great group of kids! The Thankful Pumpkin is a pumpkin that we are keeping throughout the month of November. Each Sunday morning, the kids will come into class and write on the pumpkin something for which they are thankful. We’ll talk about those things and about how grateful that we are to have them in our lives.

The Thankful Pumpkin project for November or Thanksgiving

This past Sunday was a good start. Kids wrote everything from parents to Disney World on the pumpkin, but it was an excellent discussion and exercise for them. I’m interested to see what they come up with next week!

The Thankful Pumpkin isn’t just for a class setting. When my boys are a bit older, I plan on starting this tradition at home through the month of November.

For this particular pumpkin, I’m taking my chances with a real pumpkin that we had left over from Halloween. I’m crossing my fingers that it lasts all month! Of course, you could also purchase an artificial pumpkin for this project.

The Thankful Pumpkin project for November or Thanksgiving

Other than a pumpkin, the only other required supply is a good marker.

The Thankful Pumpkin project for November or Thanksgiving

I used my Cricut Explore Air 2 to dress up my pumpkin. Here are the supplies I used:

The Thankful Pumpkin project for November or Thanksgiving

If you wish, you may access my canvas for this project in Cricut Design Space {HERE}. Cut the words and branch out on the vinyl, then adhere the vinyl to the pumpkin.

The Thankful Pumpkin project for November or Thanksgiving

 

Do you have any Thankful traditions that you are doing this month? Share them below!

 

See these other variations of The Thankful Pumpkin at One Artsy Mama and The Country Chic Cottage.

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