Thanksgiving Projects : What are you Thankful Four? Writing Reflection
Thanksgiving Turkey Hand-Tracing Reflection Pages
Hand Tracing, Turkey Making, Creative Fun! What are you Thankful Four?
Grateful Writing Fun for Kids and Adults
By Chris Dunmire
The Thanksgiving Holiday is a wonderful time for all of us to mentally "check in" with what we are grateful for in our lives. What's going well? Who do we appreciate? Who loves us? What are we gifted with or blessed with? What is the abundance overflowing in our lives?
To put a fun, creative twist on this opportunity for reflection, I've developed a "Thankful Four" writing activity you are welcome to download, print, and use that incorporates the art of hand tracing with "grasping" within yourself to name the things you are thankful for in your life, right now. (When's the last time you traced around your fingers to make a creative and fun hand-sational turkey?)
This creative activity prompts you (or your kids, friends, support group, or students) to reflect upon and write at least four things you are thankful or grateful for during the Thanksgiving holiday season (four = fingers leftover after the turkey head). Write more if you wish — turn this reflective opportunity into an essay or blog post, and if you're feeling particularly frisky, color or decorate your special turkey when you're finished and hang it up to remind yourself of the good things going for you.
Printing Tips & Creative Uses: My Thankful Four activity pages can be printed on regular paper, card stock, or other special printer paper on an inkjet or laser printer.
Use this activity for yourself, in the classroom, in a group session, at work, or at home. Hang the finished turkey(s) where you'll see it often (in your cubical, on the fridge door, or on a bulletin board).
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Download the 4-Page Thanksgiving Turkey Hand Tracing & Writing Activity Kit
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