Gratefulness Grab Bag
Contributed by The Family Dinner Project Team
Give everyone two slips of paper, and have them write down two things that they’re thankful for (these can be silly or serious!). Place the slips in a bowl, pass it around the table, and have different people read the slips out loud.
You can add some twists to this idea if you’d like!
- Guessing Game Variation: See if people can guess who wrote each item.
- Compliments Variation: Focus your gratitude on the people around you! Write down things you’re thankful for about each person at the table.
- Rose and Bud Variation: Write down one thing you’re grateful for, and one thing you hope will happen in the next year.
- Holiday Tablecloth Variation: Instead of writing on slips of paper, cover your holiday table with a large sheet of butcher paper and have everyone write their expressions of gratitude on the table. Save it to display at the next family gathering!