Clarification: The idea of making a thankful chain is not my own. I am borrowing the concept from my friend, Heidi, who did this with her children when they were still young and living at home. (I hope you don't mind, my friend who I miss so much!)
I am thankful for my friend, ________, because....
Sugar Bear - "I am thankful for my friends, Elijah and Luke, because they are good friends. "
Little Man - "I am thankful for my friend, Elijah, because he is a good friend."
Mama - "I am thankful for my friend, Lumba, because she is a godly woman who always speaks the truth of God's Word to me, even if it might hurt my feelings for a little bit. I am also thankful for my friend, Heather, who has a big heart and is always ready to lend me a shoulder to cry on."
Source: Proverbial Homemaker