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Get Crafty This Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is just around the corner and what better time than now to teach our kids what the holiday is truly about? Even as adults, it can be easy to lose sight of the reason behind the season and to think that it’s all about a perfectly done turkey, scrumptious stuffing and pumpkin pie. There is no denying that it is a favorite holiday for our taste buds, but there is of course much more to it, and why not remember this lesson with our kids in a fun-filled, crafty way that they can enjoy?

Gather your kids, some colorful paper, string, scissors and tape. While cutting out different colors and shapes of leaves, talk to your kids about having an attitude of gratitude! Ask them to think about all of the things that they are so lucky to have. Depending on their ages, it may be helpful to give examples that they can relate to easily. Tell them some things you’re thankful for – daddy, the playground, ice cream – and they will get excited to list all of the things that they love!

Once you’ve cut enough leaves, have children write something they’re thankful for on each leaf. Tape the leaves to your string (fishing line is a good option as well since it is clear and strong) and hang them from the ceiling. Having one long string for each family member is a great way to get the whole family involved. It also makes a powerful visual statement about all your family has to be thankful for!

Your kids will be proud to show their friends and family what they have created. The best part of this simple craft project is that every time your kids walk by their artwork, they’ll get a reminder of what Thanksgiving is truly about and how much they have to be thankful for.

Here at Handstand Kids, our thankful leaves are filled with your names! Thank you for being a fan and have a Happy Thanksgiving!

Tips For A Tame Thanksgiving Tummy

Can you believe it?!? Thanksgiving is tomorrow! If you haven’t noticed by now, we just LOVE Turkey Day!  Thanksgiving is all about food, family and lounging around…and unfortunately, can sometimes involve tummy aches.

Here are some tips for making sure you and your little ones don’t feel the pain:

  • Only sample a small amount of your favorite dishes.  It’s not necessary to load up on any one thing when there are so many options around the table!
  • Enjoy a large breakfast (or lunch for the late holiday diners) with your family.  This will prep your bellies for the Turkey Meal to come.
  • Eat slowly. You’ll fill up faster and truly get to savor every bite!
  • Be sure to wait twenty to thirty minutes before going back for seconds.  You may end up being full and not needing that extra helping, after all.
  • Go for a leisurely walk as a family after the meal!

Have a great Thanksgiving meal! Gobble Gobble!

Our Latest Craving: The Chew

We’ve been going pretty crazy over one of ABC’s newest shows, The Chew.  Have you seen it yet?

We just love the five hosts: Mario Batali, Michael Symon, Carla Hall, Clinton Kelly and Daphne Oz. We couldn’t help but get excited when we realized The Chew would have plenty of Thanksgiving ideas.  Need last minute recipes? Check out this slew of delicious Turkey Day Treats from the hosts of The Chew here.

Do you love The Chew as much as we do?


Handstand Kids Says Thanks

Our tummies are rumbling! Thanksgiving is quickly approaching and we’re elated! We’re not only excited to eat lots of yummy holiday fare, but also, to say thanks.

We’re thankful for so many things this year, but most of all…

We’re thankful for YOU – our absolutely wonderful customers, parents and little chefs, readers, partners, and friends. Thank you for all of your support, for sharing your experiences with us and for loving Handstand Kids as much as we do!

What are you thankful for this year?  Are you teaching your little ones to say thanks?