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      Icebreakers:
      Thanksgiving
        Memory
         Game


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 Game Description
 This Thanksgiving Party game
 can be used with small or large
 groups. The key objective is to
 remember a long and growing
 list of Thanksgiving related
 items.




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 Game Preparation
 Choose a phrase for the youth to
 complete…
 “This thanksgiving, I am thankful
 for….”

 While the applications would not
 apply, you could also use:

 “At Thanksgiving Dinner, I ate…”
 “My favorite thing about Thanksgiving
 is…”




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 Game Play
 1.   Sit everyone in a circle. (You can
      also play this as a family around
      the Thanksgiving Dinner table)
 2.   Start the game by saying, the
      chosen phrase (i.e. “This
      Thanksgiving I am thankful
      for….”) then add something you
      are thankful for… (i.e. “my
      health”)




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 3.   The next player must repeat what is
      said and then add something they
      are thankful for. (This Thanksgiving I
      am thankful for my health and my
      parents.”)
 4.   Each player in sequence must repeat
      the previous responses in the exact
      same order then add one of their
      own.




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   5.   Players cannot add something
        that is already mentioned in
        the list.
   6.   If a player makes a mistake, he
        or she is eliminated from the
        game
   7.   The game continues around the
        circle until only 1 person is left.




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  Variation
  When someone makes a
  mistake, you can choose to
  start over with a new list of
  items or continue around the
  circle with the same list.




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    Take it to the Next Level

    • What it easy or difficult to
      think of new things you were
      thankful for?
    • Were there some things
      mentioned by people that
      were a surprise to you?




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 •     Were there things in the list that
       were mentioned by other people,
       but that you were NOT thankful
       for?
 •     If you played this game every day,
       do you think your answers would
       change?
 •     If you played this game every day,
       do you think your life would be
       different? Your perspective?




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  Take it Spiritual
  •   Why is an attitude of gratefulness,
      of thankfulness important?
  •   How does an attitude of
      Thankfulness change us? What
      effect does it have on the way we
      approach life and other people?
  •   How can you cultivate the habit of
      being thankful in your own life?




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Description: This Thanksgiving Party game can be used with small or large groups. The key objective is to remember a long and growing list of Thanksgiving related items.