Looking for another way to count your many blessings this Thanksgiving? Gather the family. Even the young kids love sharing what they’re thankful for with this activity.
You will need
- an empty cup
- a bowl of water
- a spoon or small measuring cup
- A cookie sheet or shallow pan is a good idea, too, to catch spills.
Ask your kids to think of things that they are thankful for. Take turns naming those things, and each time put a spoonfull of water into the cup. Keep naming things until the cup is filled to overflowing!
Use this chance to teach your family how blessed you are, and of all the things you have to be grateful for, so many, in fact, that there is barely room to hold all the blessings. And when we are thankful for all these things, our hearts are filled with love, to overflowing, like the cup!
Prove me now herewith, Saith the Lord, if I will not open you the windows of heaven, and pour you out a blessing, that there shall not be room enough to receive it. (Malachi 3:10, Old Testament in the Bible)