I’m sure you and I both have been to a good deal of Thanksgiving dinners. For the most part, just hearing the word “Thanksgiving” evokes fond memories of the smell of roasting turkey and buttery mashed potatoes. As an adult, I treasure hours of chatting with family who we wish we could see more often, and I love spending the day in the kitchen.
But I also remember many years of trying to entertain myself without breaking one of Grandma’s precious vases. My mom and other adult relatives were often visiting or in the kitchen cooking and the kids were pretty much expected to emulate the adults.
Now for the record, I think that children should be able to sit and visit for a time with relatives and loved ones, but after that, there usually is a lot of Thanksgiving day that is unaccounted for. I want to help my children have fond memories of this day and I can do this by spending a little bit of time before-hand, setting up memorable and engaging things to do on Thanksgiving day.
I hope to make that task a little bit easier by providing a list of super easy and fun activities to do just that.
Quick and easy games:
For the littlest ones:
What new memory will you make this year? I can’t wait to hear about it!
Add more meaning to your holidays today:
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