Sure, we’re thankful for the delicious food we consume on Thanksgiving, but there are so many other things to be thankful for. These interactive printable placemats will get your guests to think about that question. Before dinner (before that place mat gets hit with gravy), guests can scribble down what they are grateful for that year — besides the meal — and share with one another, before, during or after dinner. If you have guests from multiple branches of the family who might not know each other very well, the activity can be a good conversation starter.
Things You’ll Need
- Thanksgiving placemat printable (Click here to download.)
- 11-by-17-inch paper
- Cup of pens, pencils and/or crayons
Print the placemat design out on 11-by-17-inch computer paper. If your printer does not take paper that large, head to your local office supply store and have staff there print your copies. Place one placemat at each seat of your table. Add a cup or two of pens, pencils or crayons on the table to allow guests to write what they’re thankful for.
Happy Thanksgiving everyone! Don’t forget to be thankful for a large slice of pumpkin pie, too.
All Photos: Kelly Lanza