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The Holiday Season

Posted by thelittlepeoplestl on December 6, 2017 at 6:45 PM Comments comments (0)
When we think of this time of year we think about family togetherness, laughter, love and so much more. Most families began their Christmas season the day after Thanksgiving. They put up trees lights and decorate their homes full of Christmas decor. But let's not forget that the reason for this season and every season is Jesus Christ Our Lord. Remember the humbleness of our Lord and savior, let's strive to be like him. Remember to help someone who is less fortunate this year while you're out and about doing your Christmas shopping. Remain thankful for the things that you already have, and if you don't get what you expected this year don't be upset because Jesus is the reason for the season. Always remember the best gifts don't come in boxes. Happy holidays, Mrs. Monica Philips ~“Glory to God in the highest heaven, and on earth peace to men on whom his favor rest." Luke 2:14

Being Thankful

Posted by thelittlepeoplestl on November 13, 2012 at 7:25 PM Comments comments (0)

Happy Thanksgiving!!

Teaching your Kids to be Thankful

Thanksgiving is the perfect time to teach your kids about being thankful. Here are some ideas to teach your children how to appreciate the blessings in their lives.

Giving Thanks Placemats

The goal of this craft is to create a collage filled with drawings and pictures of all the things your children are thankful for. Cut photos from magazines, or print some photos from your computer. Older children can write captions under the photos or draw their own. Be sure to put the child’s name and the year on it.

If you make this collage from two standard letter size pieces of construction paper taped side-by-side, you can take the completed collage to a copy shop when you’re done and have it laminated. It then becomes a placemat that you can use every Thanksgiving for years to come.

Thankful Paper Chain

Another way to remind your children of their blessings is to create a paper chain. This is similar to a regular paper chain – where you cut strips of paper and connect them together as loops, but there’s one difference. You write on the strips of paper before you connect them. Write the things you are thankful for with your children. For instance, “Grandma plays games with me” or “My teacher is nice.” The fun part of this activity is to make the chain as long as possible – showing all your blessings. If you’d like to keep this up during Christmas, just use green and white paper.

Thanksgiving Tree

This is another take on the idea above and works really well if you have several kids in the family. Get each child to trace their hand on yellow, red, or brown construction paper. Cut out the hand shapes and write (or have the child write) what they are thankful for on the hand shape. Cut a tree trunk shape out of brown construction paper. Glue it on a large piece of poster board. Let the kids add their hand shapes as leaves above the tree trunk, turning it into a beautiful fall colored tree.

Hopefully this will help to keep children busy while they are on break. Also please be mindful that the center will close promptly @ 6pm on Wednesday November 21, 2012. We will also be closed November 22nd-23rd,in observance of the Thanksgiving Holiday. We will reopen Monday November 26, 2012.

Have a Happy & Safe Thanksgiving!!


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