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Thanksgiving Ideas


Active Family on Thanksgiving
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10 Creative Ways to Give Thanks on Thanksgiving Day:

Here are 10 simple yet creative Thanksgiving ideas to help you and your family express thanks to God on Thanksgiving Day.

Idea #1 - A Thanksgiving Story:

Set aside a few moments on Thanksgiving Day to sit down and read a Thanksgiving story. You can read it alone or together with your family.

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Idea #2 - A Thanksgiving Poem or Prayer:

Take on the family project of writing a Thanksgiving poem or prayer together.

• Sample Thanksgiving Poems and Prayers

Idea #3 - A Thanksgiving Bible Verse:

Ask each family member to read a favorite Bible verse before the Thanksgiving meal.

Bible Verses for Thanksgiving

Idea #4 - A Thanksgiving Memory:

During Thanksgiving dinner, ask each family member to share a favorite Thanksgiving memory.

Favorite Thanksgiving Memories

Idea #5 - Thanksgiving Communion:

Plan a time of family Communion on Thanksgiving to give thanks by remembering Christ's life, death and resurrection.

What is Communion?

Idea #6 - A Thanksgiving Blessing:

Invite a widow, single person or someone who is lonely to share in your family Thanksgiving meal.

Idea #7 - A Thanksgiving Day Parade or Play:

Put on your own Thanksgiving Day parade or "pilgrim play" with family, friends and neighbors.

Idea #8 - A Thanksgiving Offering:

Prepare a Thanksgiving offering to give to a needy family or one of your favorite charities.

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Idea #10 - A Thanksgiving Football Game:

Plan a neighborhood football game for Thanksgiving weekend.

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