It’s easy to focus on the turkey and mashed potatoes and other delicious foods, but the heart of Thanksgiving is gratitude. This Gratitude Chain printable Thanksgiving activity for families and friends is an ideal way to come together and see just how many things there are to be thankful for.
Gratitude activities are the ideal focus for the time in between pie and naps! Gather family and friends together to count your blessings and watch the gratitude chain get longer and longer.
Printable Thanksgiving activities are ideal, since no one wants more work on a holiday.
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How to Make a Thanksgiving Gratitude Chain
Print pages of thankful strips onto multicolored paper, and cut apart to make an easy Thanksgiving Day craft. Each attendee can write their gratitude items onto the printed papers, and fasten the edges together through the previous link.
You can use glue, but I recommend simply stapling the links to avoid fussing with dry time.
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A Thankful Activity for all Ages
Thankfulness is for everyone! Gratitude chains are a good activity for more than just home. Make a Gratitude Chain for all sorts of get-togethers, including:
- class parties
- youth groups
- senior centers
- scout meetings
Gratitude Chain Instructions
Print or save this craft to your favorites using the buttons in the instructions, so you’ll always have it handy. Then download the printable gratitude chain file after the tutorial.
- fall colored cardstock, medium weight
- black marker
- paper glue (optional)
- paper trimmer or scissors
- Download the printable Gratitude Chain strips and open the file.
- Print the strips onto fall cardstock, approximately 5 strips per person or as desired, then cut the strips apart using the trimmer or scissors.
- Have your guests write each thing they are grateful for on a separate paper strip.
- Staple or glue each strip in a circle, linking each one through the previous circle to create a chain.
- See how far your gratitude chain can stretch!
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Download your Printable Thanksgiving Gratitude Chain Activity
Save the pdf file to your device, then print as many as you need for your Thanksgiving or Friendsgiving gathering. I recommend around 5 strips (1 page) per guest.
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Enjoy your gratitude chain Thanksgiving activity this year!
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