Appreciation Celebration

  • Create Horn of Plenty invitations. Sketch a horn on the cover
    and fill it with the names of the people you’ll appreciate.
  • Decorate placemats. Have each child illustrate something
    special the person has done. Then laminate the pictures.
  • Design turkey party favors. Draw and cut out the head of a
    turkey and several small feathers. Have kids glue the head to the
    top edge of an upside-down Dixie cup. Have each child list the
    qualities of the person he or she is honoring on separate feathers.
    Then tape a toothpick to the back side of each feather and poke it
    through the perimeter of the Dixie cup.
  • Play Appreciation Jubilation. Teams volley with a balloon, but
    kids have to shout out a reason they feel appreciation toward the
    people they’re honoring before hitting the balloon.
  • Play Thank You, Guess, and Draw. Have kids draw scenes of
    special times spent with the people they’re thankful for. Then have
    honorees try to guess what the picture is.
  • Have a Prayer-and-Share. Begin with “I thank God for you
    because…” Have kids tell their honorees all the reasons they
    thank God for them. Then thank God for all the special people.

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