What better way to remind your family to count their blessings than by introducing Thanksgiving decorations and activities. Here are 15 centerpieces, decorations, and table activities that can stimulate conversations about gratitude, and elicit thankfulness for all the good things in our lives.
Yellow Bliss Road has great conversation-starting printables perfect for your Thanksgiving table. The notecards fit into the utensil holder envelope.
Here’s another free printable utensil holder, this one from Craftaholics Anonymous. It says “Give Thanks with a Grateful Heart.”
Whimsical Home And Garden suggests starting a new family tradition. These homemade placemats give your Thanksgiving guests a place to jot down the things they’re thankful for.
My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia provides a free downloadable printable that says “Always be Grateful.” It can embellish many different surfaces.
Eclectically Vintage shows you how to make a “Thankful Pumpkin” where your guests can write down the things they are grateful for.
Simply Vintage Girl uses wooden chalkboard tags as her medium for expressing gratitude. The Thankful Tree not only encourages thankfulness, but looks lovely too.
Crafting Chicks has a free printable Thankful Scattergories game. Between courses, your guests can list the things they’re grateful for from A to Z.
Stephanie from Creating Couture Parties has instructions for making these Give Thanks Turkeys. Let your kids help embellish pine cones with feathers enumerating the many things that are good in their lives.
Ella Claire has lots of free printables. My favorites are these pumpkin leaves printed with uplifting words such as “grateful”, “blessed”, and “thankful.” What a great way to elevate a simple miniature pumpkin.
Carol & Randi, the FruGirls from FrugElegance, suggest a Give Thanks Jar to hold a list of things your family are thankful for. They take turns reading from the jar during grace time.
Here’s an adorable M&M Thanksgiving Poem from BlogLovin’ that would simultaneously tickle your family’s funny bone and let them know that they’re appreciated.
These free printable Give Thanks Scripture Cards are from Second Chance to Dream. Each card has a unique Bible scripture that reminds us from whom all blessings flow.
Carrie Harris provides downloadable napkin ring tags that say “I’m Thankful for YOU!” I love the chalkboard look too, Carrie.
NatureStore has come up with this wonderful Thanksgiving coloring pages that can be used as placemats. They say “I am thankful for . . .” with open spaces for the kids (and adults) to write down their thoughts.
Here is The Girl Who Ate Everything’s take on fortune cookies. Christy tells you how to include “thankful notes” inside your Thanksgiving rolls. Isn’t that awesome?
No matter what things in your life you’re thankful for, I hope one of these Thanksgiving decoration activities gives your guests a special way to pay homage to those blessings.