Thanksgiving isn’t just about the turkey—it’s the perfect time to give thanks for the good things in our lives. Get the kids in on the gratefulness with these crafty ideas. From homemade gifts to hands-on games, flip through the slideshow to discover all sorts of ways to show thanks.

Box O’ Thanks

A Reggio-inspired idea from the fabulous Meri Cherry, we can’t get over the simplicity and beauty of these gratitude boxes. Pulling double duty as a lesson in thanks and DIY gift for kids to dish out during the holidays, you’ll probably want to keep one for yourself. If you think the work effort (and necessary attention span) is too much for your tiniest tot, think again. Budding artists as young as two can handle this project. Get the entire tutorial over at Meri Cherry.

photo: Meri Cherry

How will you teach your kids about gratitude? Share with us in a Comment below. 

— Gabby Cullen