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Imagine that instead of sitting around letting food digest after the
Thanksgiving meal, your family went on a wild adventure together. Where might
you go, what might you do, and why?
What are some of the things your other family members might be thankful for on
T-Giving? Who might have the most interesting "thank you" and
The days after T-Giving are well known for their leftovers. What do you
think is the best use of your Thanksgiving leftovers and why?
While some families brave the massive shopping crowds on Black Friday, others
spend time together at home. Would your family rather shop or hang out on Black
Friday? What would you do or where would you shop and why?
In Southern California, an animal shelter holds a T-Giving dinner for
turkeys! The turkeys eat their favorite foods at a decorated table and bond
with other animals at the shelter. Describe how this event might unfold. Would
you enjoy attending? Why or why not?
On the opposite side of turkey traditions, there is an event in Indiana in
which competitors use a chain to toss a cooked turkey as far as they can. How
well do you think you'd do in the event? Would you enjoy watching it? Why or
Imagine that your family has decided to dispense with traditional Turkey Day
food to have an international T-Giving! All of the usual fare has been
replaced with different kinds of ethnic food. What kinds of food would you want
at this eclectic dinner and why?
What would your T-Giving dinner be like if all of your family members had
to dress up in costumes? What costumes would your family members choose and
Imagine that you and the other relatives your age have been asked to put on a
play describing the story of the first Turkey Day celebration. Who would play
what part? What would the story be? Would your family enjoy it? Why or why not?
240. Since many other cultures do not celebrate
Thanksgiving, Americans who live in other countries have a difficult time
finding everything they need for a proper T-Giving meal. Imagine that you
and your friends have to find a turkey, the side dishes and decorations in a
foreign nation. What obstacles might you run into and why?
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Bryan Cohen is the author of more than 30 books, many of which focus on creative writing and blasting through that pesky writer's block. His books have sold more than 20,000 copies. You can find him on Google+ and Facebook.