With Thanksgiving right around the corner, it's hard not to be overly focused on fine-tuning menu plans and strategizing how to complete any last-minute grocery runs without getting stampeded in the baking aisle. We all know Thanksgiving's about much more than the food, it's just tempting to get caught up in all the logistics. Like, say, how to keep dotty Aunt Martha out of the kitchen during that critical moment when everything comes out of the oven at once.
I was thinking of how we teach our kids about thankfulness during this season, and while there are plenty of time-tested traditions out there -- going around the table one by one to give thanks, for instance -- I wanted to round up some lesser-known, less-intimidating ideas for families with young kids (or kids/adults who are painfully shy about speaking in front of a group).
Here's a list of 5 easy, kid-friendly, non-Martha-Stewart-y thanks-teaching activities to try this year: