This easy and quick activity helps family members express gratitude in a practical way. Just put out a jar (kids can decorate it!), pieces of fall colored paper and a pen. During the week before Thanksgiving, have family members write things they are thankful for as they think of them. On Thanksgiving day, open the jar and read all the expressions of gratitude. Keep the slips of paper-maybe even make a scrapbook- to remember throughout the year.