Thanksgiving Post-ThankYou

imageThanksgiving is right around the corner and in my club we always do a “Turkey Club” which is always fun and a bit of a tradition for us.

I was thinking of something special to do in our club along the lines of thankfulness. You may be aware that Post-Secrets have been popular in recent years, especially for their ability to help people open up. What I would like to propose is a club full of “Post ThankYous”. I’m not exactly sure how this will work, so I would love your ideas.

Basically this would be a way for kids and leaders to anonymously thank each other. Of course, this doesn’t have to be anonymous, but I think if we just say, “write down something you are thankful for”, it sadly won’t get as much traction as a “secret” thank you might. But, of course it would be better if it was not anonymous.

Here are a couple of ways we can do this…

Facebook: On your club page, have kids send a few thank you messages to leaders. Similar to a “truth is”. I’m not aware if people can post anonymous comments, which may not be a good idea since you would need to moderate this.

Twitter: Have students direct message you a thank you (guys to guys, girls to girls).

Text message: Put a number up at club for them to save (again guys/guys, girls/girls). You could also post this on Facebook or Twitter, but you might not want to post your number online.

Google Form: I made a form we might post. You can see it HERE. This will create a spreadsheet that can be read at club.

I’m sure some of you out there will have some great ideas about how to do this. There must be some creative ways to use technology and social media to blow this up, let me know!

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