Mary Fairchild

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Simple Yet Creative Ways to Express Thanks to God with your Family on Thanksgiving Day

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.

2 - A Thanksgiving Poem or Prayer:

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

3 - A Thanksgiving Bible Verse:

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

4 - A Thanksgiving Memory:

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

5 - Thanksgiving Communion:

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

6 - A Thanksgiving Blessing:

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

7 - A Thanksgiving Day Parade or Play:

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

8 - A Thanksgiving Offering:

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

9 - A Thanksgiving Adoption:

Adopt a family at Thanksgiving by providing their Thanksgiving meal groceries in advance.

10 - A Thanksgiving Football Game:

Plan a neighborhood football game for Thanksgiving weekend.