Last year I started a new tradition at Thanksgiving of playing games at the table. I found a few free Thanksgiving game printable online, printed them out, and laid them at each table setting. All of us had a lot of fun playing a trivia game and saying what we were thankful for.
In the spirit of Thanksgiving coming up, I made my own Free printable for everyone! A lot of times we talk about what we are thankful FOR but this year I wanted to talk about WHY we are thankful for certain things. It’s a great way to talk to kids about the reasons behind gratitude.
My five year old and I had a lot of fun creating this game. We sat down at the park and I asked him to give me a word that started with T that he was thankful for. He said “toys” and I asked him WHY he was thankful and he said because it gives him something fun to do. I then said “turkey” and asked him WHY again and he said “because it’s good to eat and gives us protein”! Oh, the things that come out of his mouth always make me laugh!!! I guess he is listening when I talk to him about nutrition!
As I was thinking of more, he said “Mom, do it again. Give me another letter!”. He was hooked! We went through the whole alphabet and came up with a lot of ideas and he gave me a lot of reasons WHY he was thankful for things. It was a very sweet moment and fun for both of us. He also learned what utilities are (U in Thankful!)!
Last year my kids also helped me make Thanksgiving place mats with different words that mind us of Thanksgiving. You can see post about our DIY Thanksgiving table decorations here.
Grab your free printable by clicking on link below: Enjoy and please share! Happy Thanksgiving!!