Happy Thanksgiving! This is one of my family’s favorite holidays. Time together with family, good food, and taking time to think about what we’re grateful for: it’s a wonderful combination for a holiday.

I try to post a different game or variation for each holiday, and for Thanksgiving this year I thought it would be fun to do a Thanksgiving version of celebrities. Quick, click the link to learn how to play so you can read about the Thanksgiving version!

OK, read it? Good. I think this would be best with a large group (around 15-20 people). The Thanksgiving spin is, instead of having players write down celebrities’ names, have players write down something they’re grateful for. I made a printable you could use to do this easily. Just cut up and pass out the slips:

Thanksgiving celebrities thumbnail

Try to encourage players to use their creativity and write down unique or specific answers. (For example, the game won’t be very fun if everyone writes my family, even if it’s what we’re all grateful for most.) Here’s some answers that might be more suitable for the game:

  • chocolate chip cookie dough
  • Annelise’s high-pitched laugh
  • my latest favorite song, “Zorbing” by Stornoway
  • weekly date nights with my husband
  • beds with clean new sheets
  • going to wedding receptions
  • hearing Carson tell airplane stories
  • Mom’s homemade cinnamon rolls
  • Shelby’s free babysitting
  • Amazon two-day shipping

(All things that I’m grateful for this year. :))

At the bottom of the slips to print out, I typed “Don’t be boring!” to encourage all your players to write down good responses. (You can cut that part off if you want, though.)

After you collect all the responses, fold them up, put them in a bowl, and play just like you would play celebrities. As you play you can find out who wrote down what and perhaps have some conversations on what you’re all grateful for (in between uncontrollable laughter, of course).

I haven’t played this variation yet (I’m planning on playing it this year), so if you play, let us all know how it works and if you made any adjustments! Happy Thanksgiving and I hope you all enjoy the holiday!

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