Game: Give Thanks

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Play a game of Hot Potato with a twist!

Have kids sit in a circle. Play praise music and have kids pass
an object, such as a foam ball or a stuffed animal. Pause the music
at varying intervals. When the music stops, the person with the
object must say one thing he or she is thankful for.

Play until everyone gets at least one chance to thank God for
something.

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• Use three or four objects rotating in assigned directions. The
kids will have to be sharp to keep passing things in the right
directions, and they’ll have to think of more things they’re
thankful for.
• Have kids throw the object across the circle instead of passing
it. This adds an element of surprise because kids won’t know if
they’ll have the object when the music stops.
• During the game, have an adult list all the things the group is
thankful for. Then post the list on your classroom door and on
bulletin boards around your building during the weeks before and
after Thanksgiving.


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