One of our Thanksgiving traditions is to come to the table completely empty of food except for 5 kernels of corn on each plate.
Someone reads the poem "5 Kernels of Corn" and we sing a few hymns.
Then, we write a list of 5 things we are thankful for and put them in the "Thanksgiving Box."
We keep the papers in there forever, you can see what you were thankful for 10 years ago.
It is a thought provoking ritual before we all stuff ourselves with too much food.
Surprisingly the kids love it, even though they're pretty hungry...it's the men who struggle with this tradition.