I have seen some very, very cute pumpkins for Thanksgiving called thankful pumpkins. Have you heard of them? It is a really neat idea where everyone takes a pumpkin and a permanent marker and writes what they are thankful for on it. While I love this idea, with an almost two year old and a three year old, I am not taking any chances with a permanent marker! I decided to create a simple thankful pumpkin printable for our family to think about what they are thankful for this year.
I created this printable for Thanksgiving but I think giving thanks and being thankful is such a great theme for the entire month of November. Focusing on gratitude is such a great way to start the holiday season. I wanted to create a little printable for my kids to have this Thanksgiving. While my two sweet kiddos are too young to write I thought it would be fun if each family member did one and we helped them with theirs.
This thankful pumpkin printable can also double as a Thanksgiving place mat for Thanksgiving dinner. I really love this printable because it just uses regular paper (8 1/2″ by 11″). I have seen some really awesome and nifty Thanksgiving place mat printables on Pinterest but they all need legal size paper which would require me to go to Office Depot or another printing store. I wanted to keep things simple and easy with this Thanksgiving freebie.
Ideas and examples for this printable
If you’re wondering of some ideas of what to write in your pumpkin here are some great ones.
- Our Thanksgiving meal
You can also have your child color in the pumpkin to keep them busy while Thanksgiving dinner is cooking.
What size is this printable?
This printable is for regular paper (8 1/2″ by 11″).
How to download this printable
To download and print this Thanksgiving thankful pumpkin printable simply click the black download button below. The printable file will download as a PDF to print. This printable is for personal and single classroom use only. No commercial reproduction of any kind is allowed.
I would love to hear what you and your children write in the thankful pumpkins! Please let us know in the comments section below.
Want even more fall themed fun? Check out these activities and crafts:
- Thanksgiving Turkey Feathers Craft
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- Autumn Wreath for Preschoolers
- Fall Dot Marker Printables
- Thanksgiving Tracing Worksheets