The countdown for Thanksgiving is on! We’re just a couple of weeks away from a smorgasbord of delicious main dishes, side dishes, desserts, oh my! Plus I love stopping to take a moment to really reflect on all of the things that I am thankful for in my life. Sometimes as a busy mom of three working a full time job, running a blog, transporting kids everywhere, I forget to really stop and appreciate all of the good things I have going on in my life. From my family, my health, to my friendships and good fortune. And of course I want my children to do the same, so I created this printable Thanksgiving Countdown where we can keep track of how many days until Thanksgiving and also to reflect on something we are thankful for each day!
This free printable is available as an 8.5×11 pdf file at the bottom of this post. Download and save it to your computer. Open it in Adobe Reader and print it onto paper, trim it down to 8×10 and place inside a picture frame. Using a dry erase marker, fill in how many days till Thanksgiving on the Turkey’s tummy and then write down what you’re thankful for in the spot provided.
We found the perfect time to do this as a family was around the dinner table. We take a moment each night to discuss what we are all thankful for and then we vote on which one gets written on the countdown that day. It’s a great way to really take time as a family to acknowledge how grateful we are for the things and the people in our life!
Download the Printable Thanksgiving Countdown pdf file.
Personal use only. Do not alter.
Looking for a fun Thanksgiving themed Kids Craft? I used this same Turkey to create a fun activity for kids that is perfect for the weeks leading up to Thanksgiving or even as a way to entertain the kids while they wait for their Thanksgiving Feast.
This printable originally appeared on Today’s Creative Blog in 2014.