Thanksgiving is right around the corner, which makes it a great time to have fun in the kitchen and to foster feelings of gratitude. Below are some of our favorite blog posts to help get your family into the Thanksgiving spirit.

1. Create a Family Tradition of Giving Back

Your family’s Thanksgiving Day traditions might include attending a parade, watching a football game, or eating a yummy turkey dinner. What about starting a new tradition of giving back to those in need? Check out these nine easy ways that your family can spread cheer this season.

2. Make a Gratitude Journal

Cultivating gratitude has been shown to help increase children’s happiness and self-esteem, while also improving their relationships with others. Make a gratitude journal with your child and download our free printable to get you started.

3. Instill Thankfulness & Compassion

By learning concepts of generosity and compassion, children become sensitive to the feelings of others. Read our post to learn how we’re instilling thankfulness in the classroom and easy activities for you and your child to do at home.

4. Involve Your Child in Dinner Preparations

Invite your child to join you in the meal-making experience this year. Along with habits of self-help and good nutrition, he’ll learn important academic, social and physical skills. Try these five fun cooking activities together.