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Thanksgiving Dinner Table Talk

The values of Thanksgiving are values that are important year round. Thanksgiving dinner is a great time to reflect and share them with your children.

Written by: Jen Block

We all want to instill certain behaviors in our children, but oftentimes work and everyday life get in the way and we can forget about the small things that simply add a smile to our faces. The values of Thanksgiving are values that are important year round. Thanksgiving dinner is a great time to reflect and share them with your children.

  • Practice giving thanks all year long by setting the tone in your everyday life.
  • A positive attitude is infectious!  Always look on the brighter side of things.
  • Hard work = rewards.
  • Appreciate the things right in front of us that are wonderful; health, family, food, shelter, etc.

Quick, easy and fulfilling table game:

Have each guest pick a name out of a hat. Someone begins with the first name and gives that person a compliment: Nice smile, delicious stuffing, beautiful flower arrangements, etc. Next, the person who was complimented takes their turn. After the whole table has gone through the names, the game is complete and everyone has that nice feeling to warm their hearts!

Bio: Jen Block is the Associate Director at Camp Sewataro.  She herself was a camper and Waterfront staff member in the 80’s.  She returned to Sewataro in 2007 and now her daughter is sharing in the Sewataro experience.

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