The season of giving thanks is upon us, and what better way to celebrate than with a special craft? Snow White is making a delicious meal for her seven dwarves this evening, complete with turkey and pumpkin pie! However, while the pie bakes in the oven there is plenty of time for a holiday project.
Day-to-day life in the castle is busy, and sometimes Snow White is so overwhelmed with things to do that she forgets to stop and remember the beautiful life she has. We all have struggles we have had to overcome – after all, Snow White spent part of her childhood without a home until the dwarves took her in, and it took plenty of heartbreak for her to finally live happily ever after with her prince. However, no matter how hard things get, there is always someone in the world who is struggling more than we are.
To remember this, Snow White is creating a very special Thankful Jar. This jar can be used year-round as a way to give thanks for the blessings in life.
Make your own Thankful Jar as a way to be grateful for the many fairy tale moments you have experienced.
Step One: Gather your ingredients.
You will need:
One mason jar
Several strips of blank paper
Step Two: On each strip of paper, write something that you are thankful for. You can do this alone, or with a friend, a family member, or even a prince. Do you have a favorite teacher at school who you especially like? Maybe you are thankful for a time spent with your loved ones, or a special family pet. Write as many thankful notes as you would like, or until the jar is filled!
Step Three: Use markers and a strip of paper to create a decorative label for your jar. Tape this label to the outside.
Step Four: Place your square of tissue paper over the top of the jar, screwing on the lid securely. Tie a bow around the lid with a festive ribbon.
Your thankful jar is finished! Next week, when you give thanks with your family, bring this special jar to the table as a fun dinner activity. Pass the Thankful Jar around and let each person at the table draw out a note to read.
What a wonderful way to fill your heart and the hearts of your loved ones with gratitude and appreciation! Enjoy this holiday season and remember, the greatest gifts of all are not objects but rather special moments with the people you love.