Did you ever play Pick-Up Sticks as a kid? To play the game, you hold all of the sticks in your hand and then drop them. They will fall into a randomly laid out pile. Each player takes turns pulling out a stick without moving any of the other sticks, otherwise they lose their turn. The player with the most sticks at the end wins the game.
Here’s a fun twist on the game allowing you to list tons of things that you’re grateful for and learn all of the things your children are grateful for. For every stick you pick up, you have to say something you are grateful for, based on the color of the stick. Each color represents a different type of thing.
Follow the color chart to know what type of thing you have to name. For example: If you pick up a RED stick, you would name a person you are thankful for.
If you don’t already have a set of Pick-Up Sticks, you can make your own. You can use chop sticks, paper straws, or colored plastic straws. If you use paper or wood sticks, you can color them with water color paints, or any other type of paint that you want or already have. You will want about 50 sticks, 10 in each color.
This is a great way for your family to have fun together and think about, and hear, what everyone is grateful for. Enjoy!