Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Thanksgiving Bulletin Board

Here is our Thanksgiving-themed bulletin board.  Every school day for the past couple of weeks, Daniel and Mercedes have each thought of one thing they are thankful for.  Then they choose a piece of paper shaped like a pumpkin, cross, or turkey, and I write down what they're thankful for on that paper.  As you can see, they're thankful for a pretty wide variety of things.  Mercedes tends to pick whatever she happens to be playing with, looking at, or eating at the moment.  From her, we got things like "chicken nuggets" and "laundry."  Daniel, being twice as old, usually takes his time and thinks of something he's really glad to have.  He's the one who came up with "the coffee table" (they play and color and climb on it all the time) and "being able to buy stuff."  Mercedes came up with being thankful for people -- she said she was thankful for Daniel, which prompted Daniel to say he was thankful for Abigail, hee.  

Anyway, I made all this from a set of scrapbook paper I got at Target from their dollar bins -- very inexpensive and awesome.  It came with 6 big patterned papers and 4 sheets of one color each.  I cut the patterned papers into quarters and stapled them to the board to make a sort of patchwork quilt look, and then used cookie cutters to cut out the shapes from the one-color sheets.  We've been memorizing Bible verses every week, and I used the fourth sheet to write those on so they match somewhat too.  The first couple verses we did were the ones you commonly hear around Thanksgiving, like "Oh give thanks to the Lord, for he is good, for his mercy endures forever."  (Psalm 118:29, among others.)  Now we've switched to Daniel's memory verses from Sunday School, but in a week or two, we'll switch to Daniel's piece for the Christmas program.  Exciting times!

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