Our nightly dinner tradition is to go around the table and express 3 things that make us happy. Little or big, silly or serious, we each, even the toddler, name 3 things (his are often the same thing, repeated 3 times!).
For November, we are changing it up a bit. On nature walks, we always collect acorns, pinecones, gum balls – if it falls from a tree near us, my boys collect it!
We came up with a fun use for these objects I’m forever finding these objects in the washer and dryer. This month, in the spirit of Thanksgiving, we hold one of these objects, say what we are grateful for, and add it to a bowl.
It creates a moment at dinner, which is usually a hectic time of day, and the bowl serves as a visual reminder throughout the day of how much we have to be grateful for!