1- It is a good thing to give thanks unto the Lord, and to sing praises unto thy name, O most High:
1. I am glad for many things,
Many things, many things.
I am glad for many things
That are mine today.
2. Thank you, thank you, my heart sings,
My heart sings, my heart sings.
Thank you for the many things
That are mine today.
1. For the beauty of the earth,
For the beauty of the skies,
For the love which from our birth
Over and around us lies,
This our hymn of grateful praise.
2. For the beauty of each hour
Of the day and of the night,
Hill and vale, and tree and flow’r,
Sun and moon, and stars of light,
3. For the joy of human love,
Brother, sister, parent, child,
Friends on earth, and friends above,
For all gentle thoughts and mild,
*For Younger Children* Discuss the many things we can be thankful for (You may want to use pictures). Testify that Heavenly Father has gave us everything we have and we need to be thankful.
Discuss the following questions as a family:
1- What are you thankful for?
2- Why are you thankful for that?
You may want to mention some of the following things:
Testify that Heavenly Father has gave us everything we have and we need to be thankful.
*For Teenagers or Adults* Watch the history of Thanksgiving and then have everyone take turn discussing the many things they are thankful for. Testify of the importance expressing thanks and gratitude for the things that we have.
(Taken from History.com)
What are you thankful for? Why?
Testify of the importance of being thankful to our Heavenly Father for everything that we have.
Sweet T.O.M. Turkeys or Easy as Pie!
Sweet T.O.M. Turkeys
3 oval shortbread cookies
6 to 10 candy corn pieces
Black decorators’ gel
Red fruit leather
1- Frost the cupcake, then press in a cookie head and 2 cookie wings.
2- Press in a row or two of candy corn tail feathers.
3- To make an eye, add a small dot of white icing to the head, then add a dot of black decorators’ gel for a pupil.
4- For a beak, cut the white tip from a piece of candy corn and press it in place.
5- To make the wattle, cut a 1-inch square of fruit leather. Roll it into a tube and stick it in place over the beak.
Easy as Pie!
2/3 of a 16.5-ounce roll of refrigerated sugar cookie dough
3/4 cup orange frosting
Pecans, halved crosswise
1- Heat the oven to 350 degrees. Lightly dust a sheet of parchment paper and a rolling pin with flour. On the paper, roll out the dough into a 91/2- to 10-inch circle. Place a 9-inch pie pan on top and trim away the dough’s edges. Transfer the dough round, on the paper, to a cookie sheet and bake it until golden brown, 15 to 20 minutes (do not overbake). Let it cool 1 minute, then carefully transfer it, still on the paper, to a rack to cool completely.
2- Cover the cookie to its edges with the frosting and press the pecan pieces in place to form the crust. Slice the cookie as you would a pie and serve with whipped cream.
(Recipes taken from Familyfun.go.com)
Aleah is a graduate of Southern Virginia University, where she studied English, Creative Writing, and Dance. She now works full time as a marketing and product manager, writer, and editor. Aleah served a mission in California and loves baking, Lang Leav poetry, Gaynor Minden pointe shoes, and Bollywood movies.