Creating Meaningful Thanksgiving Traditions

Today I am joined by guest Meredith Curtis, a fellow podcaster on the Ultimate Homeschool Podcast Network and a teacher at True North Homeschool Academy. Today we are talking about How to Create Meaningful Thanksgiving Traditions.Creating Meaningful Thanksgiving Traditions!

Today I am joined by guest Meredith Curtis, a fellow podcaster on the Ultimate Homeschool Podcast Network and a teacher at True North Homeschool Academy. Today we are talking about How to Create Meaningful Thanksgiving Traditions! Check out the fun and doable list of activities that you can implement today to enrich and preserve wonderful Thanksgiving memories!

Thanksgiving can definitely be a time of sharing great food, but it’s also a wonderful time to engage with each other in meaningful ways. We all have so much to be thankful for!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Creating Meaningful Thanksgiving Traditions; it’s can be simple as:

  1. Bring people home to celebrate and eat with your family- invite people over!
  2. Pass out kernels of corn and then everyone share something they are thankful for for each kernel of corn they took.
  3. Have a special Thanksgiving Tablecloth and have everyone sign it.
  4. Decorate for Thanksgiving with guards and fall décor – create a cornucopia as a centerpiece.
  5. Create a “Thankful Tree”
  6. Create posters where people can write in what they are thankful for
  7. Eat and share good food
  8. Host a Pie Breakfast Open House
  9. Play board games
  10. Have a time of worship and testimony together
  11. Sing old Hymns together. Check out CrossSeven for some great ones!
  12. Watch or play football
  13. Play cornhole, volley ball or croquet
  14. Take an after dinner/ before desert walk
  15. Watch a parade
  16. Honor relatives you only see on holidays and record family stories

Resources:

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The Origins of Thanksgiving Part 2

The Origins of Thanksgiving: Dr. David Nehring, shares the History of Thanksgiving, it’s meaning, and the importance of this tradition.The Origins of Thanksgiving: It’s History, Meaning, and Importance

On this episode, I am joined by Dr. David Nehring, who shares with us the History of Thanksgiving, it’s meaning, and the importance of this beautiful tradition.

History

The importance of celebrating Thanksgiving recognizes the blessing God has given America as an exceptional nation, founded on the principles of living “under God,’ as a people committed to a society built on mutual respect and integrity.

 

  • Mayflower Compact and the Royal Land Grant
  • The Formation of the “Body Politic” -a group of people, designed to order themselves by laws, which come from God.
  • The importance of Squanto

 

Meaning

  • John Adams and the Federalists Papers
  • Abraham Lincoln and the Gettysburg Address

 

Importance

  • Invite friends and family to a Thanksgiving celebration, letting them know why and what you are celebrating.
  • Pray for Repentance and Revival in our homes and country.

 

 

Politics, Philosophy & Economics High School Honors Class at TNHA taught by Adam Pruzan

Mayflower Compact

The Federalist Papers

Squanto, A Thanksgiving Journey Focus on the Family Radio Theater

Squanto’s Journey book

The Landing of the Pilgrims book

The 1620 Project

Wallbuilders- David Barton

The Gettysburg Address

 

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Authentic Values: How Did this Come About?

 

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Thanksgiving: It’s History, Meaning and Importance

On this episode, I am joined by Dr. David Nehring, who shares with us the History of Thanksgiving, it’s meaning, and the importance of this beautiful tradition.Thanksgiving: It’s History, Meaning and Importance

On this episode, I am joined by Dr. David Nehring, who shares with us the history of Thanksgiving, it’s meaning, and the importance of this beautiful tradition.

History

The importance of celebrating Thanksgiving recognizes the blessing God has given America as an exceptional nation, founded on the principles of living “under God,’ as a people committed to a society built on mutual respect and integrity.

 

  • Mayflower Compact and the Royal Land Grant
  • The Formation of the “Body Politic” -a group of people, designed to order themselves by laws, which come from God.
  • The importance of Squanto

 

Meaning

  • John Adams and the Federalists Papers
  • Abraham Lincoln and the Gettysburg Address

 

Importance

  • Invite friends and family to a Thanksgiving celebration, letting them know why and what you are celebrating.
  • Pray for Repentance and Revival in our homes and country.

Resources Mentioned:

Check out our Podcast series on Authentic Values and the importance of Natural Law

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Learning from the Pilgrims & Puritans

FinishWell Radio, Podcast #077, Learning from the Pilgrims & PuritansIn “Learning from the Pilgrims & Puritans,” episode #077, Meredith Curtis takes you on another Life Lesson in American History. At Thanksgiving, we celebrate God’s blessings with a big feast and usually make little pilgrim hats for the children to wear. Who are those pilgrims? Are they Puritans? Who are the Puritans anyway? Are you ready to meet some folks who helped lay a Christian foundation in the New World? As we give thanks this year, let’s remember the true story of the first Thanksgiving and those early settlers who gave our nation a godly heritage.

 

 

 


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Show Notes

Pilgrim Salt Shakers. Pilgrim Hats. Mayflower Models.

Let’s talk about the little congregation from England that dressed like Dutchmen who sailed on the Mayflower.

The Separatists

Church of England

Puritans vs. Separatists

“You are the salt of the earth!  But if the salt loses its saltiness, how can it be made salty again?  It is no longer good for anything, except to be thrown out and trampled by men.  You are the light of the world.  A city on a hill cannot be hidden.  Neither do people light a lamp and put it under a bowl.  Instead they put it on its stand, and it gives light to everyone in the house.  In the same way, let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good deeds and praise your Father in Heaven,”  (Matthew 5:13-16 NIV).

One Local Church

Scrooby

Sherwood Forest

John Robinson

William Brewster

William Bradford

Move to Holland

Trip to New World

Suggested Reading to Learn More about the Pilgrims

Plimoth Plantation by William Bradford

A wonderful book for reading aloud with your children is Stories of the Pilgrims by Margaret Pumphrey (Liberty Press).

Celebrate Thanksgiving by Meredith Curtis

Puritans

City on a Hill

John Winthrop

Arabella

Massachusetts Bay Colony

Our Heritage from Pilgrims & Puritans

Not Freedom to Follow Their Own Ways, but Freedom to Serve God the Way His Word Commanded

Zealous for God’s Ways

Willing to Risk Lives, Money, Property, & Honor to OBEY the Lord

Saw Bible as the Authority to Govern Men

Puritan Work Ethic

City on a Hill

Celebrate Thanksgiving by Meredith CurtisIf you are interested learning more about celebrating Thanksgiving, I encourage you to purchase Celebrate Thanksgiving where you will not only learn the entire story of the Pilgrims, but you will read devotions, prayers, Scriptures, and poems that will inspire you. This book has everything you need to make your holiday Christ-centered and meaningful with recipes, crafts, and celebrations to try out in your own home.

What a glorious reason to celebrate Thanksgiving is! How wonderful to set aside time to give thanks to Almighty God who has blessed us with so many incredible gifts. Our print copy of Celebrate Thanksgiving is available at Amazon and the E-book at PayHip. Learn more here: Powerlineprod.com.

 

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MBFLP – Celebrating Thanksgiving

MBFLP - Celebrating a Christ-Centered ThanksgivingHolidays are meant to be times to remember and celebrate God’s work in the lives of our family and nation, but too often we let the celebration overrun the memory. This episode we talk about how to make your family’s Thanksgiving more meaningful – and more fun, too!