* For kids, visit FamilyFun.com to print out Thanksgiving bingo, directions for making pilgrim rings, and turkey place cards.
* Cut out leaves from various shades of fall-colored paper. Throughout November, have each family member write down a blessing on each leaf. Display the leaves on the fridge, a door, or make a garland using twine for your mantle or staircase.
* Put a white tablecloth out with Sharpie markers in one color such as brown. Let everyone write something they are thankful for on the tablecloth and sign their name and year. Next year put the same tablecloth out with a different color Sharpie and let the tradition continue. It will be fun to watch it fill up year to year.
* If you have out-of-town guests visiting during Thanksgiving, don’t forget to stock their room with pillows, blankets, and bedding for the season. Provide a place to store your guests’ clothes and luggage. Also provide an alarm clock. In their bathroom put shampoo, conditioner, toothpaste, a couple of new toothbrushes, extra bathroom tissue, Kleenex, and plenty of towels and bath cloths for their stay.