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  DESCRIPTION     Thanksgiving guests create mural of thanks  
  DETAILS     We always go around the table at Thanksgiving and each person briefly talks about  what he is especially thankful for. Isn't that standard at everyone's thanksgiving table?  Last year, I decided we would make a mural. I have a roll of brown paper from which I cut a four foot piece. The paper is 2 feet wide. In a room away from where we were gathered, I laid the paper on a long table along with marking pens, pencils and rayons. The grandchildren were in charge of getting everyone to participate, taking each of the guests by hand and leading them one by one to the project.  Between the main course and dessert we taped the mural to a wall in the dining room and everyone got up and explained what their drawing was about.  It was both moving and funny. On her own, our granddaughter spent time the next day making pictures of what she was thankful for.  Perhaps we all thought a bit more deeply about our blessings.  
  AGE RANGE     Pre-school to 8  
  GENDER     All  
  MATERIALS NEEDED     Paper, crayons, marking pens  
  SKILLS NEEDED     Drawing ability not required  
  TIME TO PREPARE (Minutes)     10  
  TIME TO MAKE (minutes)     30  
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  NAME     Suzy Smith  
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