In the book Autumn Equinox, the author shares a cute game that is suitable to play on Thanksgiving if you have lots of children present. This could easily be adapted to any group, adults included.

Children sit in a circle, or perhaps sit around a table. A handkerchief is passed around while the children sing a song or chant a rhyme. For example, they might say, “Thankful, grateful, 1-2-3, this is what that means to me.” When the song or rhyme is over, the passing stops. The child holding the handkerchief then has the opportunity to tell one thing for which he or she is thankful. Depending on how many people are in the circle, that child might then leave the circle, or remain for the next round.

You can see that the handkerchief isn’t really necessary. You could pass anything around or just do as Scouts do and “pass” a handclap or tap to the knee.

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