Make a Chain of Thanks for Thanksgiving

Turn giving thanks into a game. Print out our free printable template, attach to twine and ask your Thanksgiving guests to write down what they're thankful for, then take turns reading the sentiments aloud during dinner.
Paper Chain of Thanks

Paper Chain of Thanks

This Thanksgiving, let everyone join in the fun of decorating the table while remembering to count their blessings. Once guests have filled in all the strips of paper with what they're thankful for, run the chain down the table.

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Materials Needed:

  • kitchen twine
  • paper cutter or scissors
  • 4 sheets of metallic card stock
  • hot glue gun and glue sticks

Download Template and Cut Out Strips

Print the template attached above onto four sheets of card stock (Image 1). Use paper cutter or scissors to cut strips along template guidelines (Image 2).

Attach to Twine

Heat hot glue gun. Add a line of hot glue to back of paper strip (Image 1) then press twine along line of hot glue (Image 2). Add a small piece of double-sided tape to one end of strip (Image 3) then fold over to meet taped side and press to seal (Image 4). Repeat with remaining paper strips, adding a paper strip about every five inches, alternating colors as you go.

Fill In

Display completed chain on a flat surface with assorted pens, pencils or markers. Invite guests to write what they're thankful for on blank sides of chain links.

Making a Thanksgiving Paper Chain

Making a Thanksgiving Paper Chain

Turn giving thanks into a game. Print out our free template , attach to twine and ask your guests to anonymously write down what they're thankful for then take turns reading the sentiments aloud during dinner and guessing who wrote them. Get step-by-step instructions for creating the paper chain.

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