“Thanksgiving Activities for Church and Families” by Sharon Ely Pearson at buildfaith.org gives 9 ways to integrate Christian traditions into the Thanksgiving holiday. Some of the ideas included are making a blessing basket, creating a “God is Good” paper chain, and acting out the story of the Ten Lepers.
Gratitude Menu from the United Methodist Church, Michigan Conference, provides fun activities for all ages to think about and discuss boundless blessings including a scavenger hunt, Pick-up Sticks Gratitude Game, Gratitude Stones, and more!
Prophets and Promises: Devotions for Advent & Christmas 2022-2023 provides opportunity to reflect on the marvelous promises of God. Each devotion features a scripture reading (many from Matthew), accompanied by a photo, a quote to ponder, a reflection, and a prayer. The book also offers household blessings and prayer to enrich your preparations and celebrations. A large print edition also is available.
“Seeking and Sharing Love this Advent” by Pastor Kimberly Knowle-Zeller is an article in Living Lutheran which reminds us to share Jesus’ boundless love with those around us as a way to observe Advent.