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.
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.
Other than a pumpkin, the only other required supply is a good marker.
I used my Cricut Explore Air 2 to dress up my pumpkin. Here are the supplies I used:
Do you have any Thankful traditions that you are doing this month? Share them below!