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DIY Thanksgiving Card Project & Family Activity

With Thanksgiving around the corner, we wanted to share a fun, family activity you can do with your little ones to help get them in the spirit of the day. Colleen Pastoor of Lemon Thistle created this adorable DIY project, which also happens to come with a beautiful, hand lettered free printable card as well! Read on for more info from Colleen, then visit the full DIY page for all the details.

From Colleen Pastoor:
As the weather cools down, I have found it a bit more difficult to keep my toddlers entertained. Heading outside is always their favourite, but I can’t turn the sprinkler on for them to run through, the slides are wet and ladders are slippery at playgrounds. We've been collecting pinecones and leaves on our outings so when I was thinking of Thanksgiving themed activities, I knew that they’d be game for this one.

We packed up a few snacks, bundled up in our mittens and hats and hit the road to find the perfect 'adventure' spot to pick some wheat. Wheat, weeds… there’s lots of both around here and my kids like them equally. We unloaded and spent our morning picnicking in the tall grasses and finding the perfect stems to bring home to send to Grandma in the mail. I managed to snap a few photos of them before they noticed and notified me that no more photos were allowed. They've been talking about their adventure ever since.

I love that this activity gets my kids outside, teaches them about giving thanks, and involves snail mail (one of my favourite things!). As a bonus, I now have new photos of my kids to swap out the old ones on my wall! I'll be honest though, I love these cards so much that I would send these even if I was the one collecting the wheat and assembling. They're adorable- kids or not!


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Printable, Project, and Photography: Colleen Pastoor of Lemon Thistle