Start with some autumn color construction paper cut into 1 1/2" wide strips:
Provide a strip to everyone gathered at your Thanksgiving table and write why you are thankful:
Collect the strips and create a chain of thanks:
My kids had a great time doing this with grandma and grandpa. Later we went to my brother and sister-in-law's house for dessert. They usually have a lot of people over for Thanksgiving, including many friends. Even though we didn't know many of them, people were happy to share their thoughts of thanks with us. It brought a great meaning to Thanksgiving.
After making our chain of thanks, we hung it on our Christmas tree to remember to be thankful during the holidays. It added a sense of continuity to the holiday season between Thanksgiving and Christmas.
Have a thankful Thanksgiving!