21 Days of Thanks – {Free Printables}

And just like that… Halloween is over.  Grumpy kids (or at least preschoolers) today???  If not you either a) don’t celebrate Halloween, b) celebrated Halloween last weekend, c) are a super-human parent or d) are lying!  My house was CRAZY today.  During nap (what little there was) I felt like eating a candy bar (0r 4 – they’re mini, right?) BUT decided to be more productive and focus on the (many, many) GOOD THINGS IN MY LIFE.  


Here’s to starting a new family tradition!  Miss Silly is now 5 so I think she can understand fully the idea.  I’ll make one for Loodle (3) too – I’m sure her thanks will be sweet (and completely redundant).

How does it work?  Pretty straightfoward.  Ask your children (yourself, your spouse) one thing they are thankful for each day until Thanksgiving.  Record that item (on one of the printables below if you like:)  and display throughout the holidays.  I will display ours throughout the month and then keep a copy of each child’s and my own for the future.  I’m excited to look back at how their perceptions of theworld (and sense of gratitude) change.

I made up a couple of options – feel free to click on any of them to save and print:)

Can be customized for any year

21 days – 2012

My version above??  A shotgun approach to gratitude that definitely cured my post-Halloween, mid-(day-to-be-forgotten) slump.  It’s so easy to forget all things that we HAVE and get wrapped up in what we DON’T.

We started this evening – here are the girls’ Day 1 THANKS:

Miss Silly (5)

“All the FOOD we have, because some kids don’t have any food.”

(A finicky eater, she hears this often:)

Loodle (3) 

“All the PRESENTS that Santa brings us.”  (Again with her holiday confusion:))

Don’t like my versions?  No worries – make your own!!  The point – let’s make November a month of gratitude because most of us have something (if not an over abundance of things) to be thankful for.  If you want tips on how to digitally add your thanks to the printables either leave a comment or e-mail me at ifihadamillionhours@gmail.com.

Thanks for taking a look!

Blue Skies, Pumpkin Pies, and Blessings,


This project will be linked up to some (or all:) of these LINK PARTIES:

I {heart} Nap TimeImpatiently CraftyUnder the Table & DreamingI should be mopping the floorMaking the World CuterThe Trendy TreehouseSewing BarefootReasons to Skip the Housework Sun Scholars, Fingerprints on the Fridge, Funky Polka Dot Giraffe, Krafty Kat, Ginger Snap Crafts, Sugar & Dots, The Thrifty Home, Lil’ Luna, Th 36th Avenue, My Repurposed Life, A Creative Princess, Beyond the Picket FenceBe Different, Act Normal,  Classy Clutter, Flamingo Toes, Tater Tots & JelloToo Much Time on My Hands, Craft Envy, Blissful & Domestic, Cheerios & Lattes, Fine Craft Guild, The Dedicated House, C.R.A.F.T, Today’s Creative Blog, WTFab, Brassy Apple, DIY Home Sweet Home, Pin It Wednesday, Navy Wivey Peters, Fall into the Holidays (Horrific Knits), The Gingerbread Blog, One Creative Mommy, A Lived in Home, Sugar Bee Crafts, Hey Mommy, Chocolate Milk, Tessacotton Thanksgiving Link Party


15 thoughts on “21 Days of Thanks – {Free Printables}

  1. K @ Claiming Our Space says:

    What a great printable. I like the one with the letters down the side. The kids can try to think of something that starts with each letter. Thanks so much for linking up to the Thanksgiving Treats & Fall Fun link party!

  2. Marilyn says:

    What a great project and printable. I think we all can benefit from taking time to count our blessings and give thanks! Thanks so much for this spin on the advent calendar for Thanksgiving and sharing it on Thanksgiving Treats and Fall Fun!

  3. Heidi says:

    Thanks so much for the printable! Simply creating the subway art would be a great exercise in gratitude! (Pinning.) Thank you so much for visiting and adding your idea to the Thanksgiving Treats and Fall Fun Linky Party. I’m one of your co-hosts from OneCreativeMommy.com. If you linked up from one of the other co-host sites, I hope you’ll stop by my site for a visit.

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