Thankful Turkey

I saw this adorable paper turkey and knew we had to have one for our family. I thought it would be fun to use our turkey as a daily record of the things we are thankful for.

We worked our turkey craft into a Family Home Evening lesson on gratitude. Using information from For the Strength of Youth we talked about how the Lord wants us to have a spirit of gratitude always. “Live with a spirit of thanksgiving and you will have greater happiness and satisfaction in life.” Then we discussed the story of the ten lepers and how only one leper turned back and gave thanks.

We sang Count Your Many Blessings:

“When upon life’s billows you are tempest-tossed,
When you are discouraged, thinking all is lost,
Count your many blessings; name them one by one,
And it will surprise you what the Lord has done…”

Then we made our adorable turkey and talked about the importance of this scripture:

“Live in thanksgiving daily, for the many mercies and blessings which he doth bestow upon you.” (Alma 34:38)


Each evening we will add one feather to the turkey, describing something we are thankful for that day.

And while we’re on the topic of thanks, remember this post? Thanks to Kiwimommy, I now have audio for the song that I grew up listening to as a child. Here for your listening pleasure: I want to be a mother. Thanks for sharing the link!

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