But before we dive head first into Christmas (who are we kidding, we tagged our tree yesterday ;)), I am focusing the girls a little more on Thanksgiving first. Not so much the pilgrims-and-indians story, but more so the idea of reflection and thanking God in all circumstances, for all things. I try to have the girls pray as often as possible, always focusing on thankfulness (because I think it's an easier concept for their little brains to focus on in prayer, rather than asking for things they "want"). We try to pray in the mornings, at night, at meals, and whenever we get in trouble (to ask God for help to do better next time).
We started a Thankful Book this month, where we are thanking God for one specific things each day. Whatever Reilly picks goes in the book for that day! It could get interesting. :)
There isn't instructions on how to instill these concepts into kids, or how to teach them. We are trying our best to teach what we were taught, and are still learning. I know the best I could do is pray every day for them and their guidance.
I am excited for this season of thankfulness, which I'm happy is just beginning. And I'm even happier to share with my little family.