At many Thanksgiving feasts, families and guests will go around the dinner table and have everyone say what they’re thankful for this year. It’s a great practice, but there’s more than one way to express gratitude! In that spirit, here are some ideas to get your family started:
Music! Music is often called a universal language, because it channels our emotions in different and powerful ways. Pick a song that expresses a specific feeling for you, and share how it relates to your life. If you sing or play an instrument, try to perform it!
Draw and Craft! Pull out a pile of paper and a box of crayons or markers. Invite each person to draw a picture of something they are grateful for. At some point during dinner, pull out the pictures and ask each person to describe what the picture is about and how it reflects what they're thankful for this year. If you prefer crafting, collages, origami, jewelry, scrapbooking, sewing, any visual display can apply to this fun group activity!
Write! Putting words on paper can be powerful, so instead of speaking what you are thankful for, write it down on paper instead. This can be as a poem, a story, a list, a skit, whatever resonates with you as the storyteller.
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