I am always looking for ideas to make Thanksgiving more meaningful. It seems it often gets overlooked. This idea was a creative one that will be fun as the kids get even older, but I think I might even try to implement it this year....we'll see. Here's the link http://shauna-naner.blogspot.com/2007/11/thanksgiving-family-tradition.html
Check out SugarDoodle.net random page...she has got some great thanksgiving ideas listed.
Some other fun ideas that I have collected are:
-Placing thank you notes to your family under the dinner plate for them to find before or after dinner
-Lay 5 grains of corn (or candy corn) on dinner plate and have everyone share thankful thoughts for each piece of corn.
-Make a Tablecloth that everyone can write something they are thankful for each year. Obviously reuse it each year. :)
-Do a thankful activity each day as you countdown to Thanksgiving (see post below) :)
-Kandi Chapman shared this idea on SugarDoodle.net : "We make a rice crispy shaped turkey and cut feathers out of construction paper taped to a toothpick - one for each person with their name on it. Then we go around the table and say what we're thankful for as we put our feather on the turkey. You could do this and afterward sing thanksgiving songs while you cut up the turkey for a treat. "