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Things to do on Thanksgiving Day

When you’re not cooking up a storm try out some of these activities with the whole family!
  • Why not watch the big game on TV and then play one of your own?

    Play touch football

    Why not watch the big game on TV and then play one of your own? Get the kids and your guests together to play a friendly game of touch football. You can even play a game before the big meal so everyone is extra hungry!

    Date Published: November 5, 2014
    Date Updated: November 5, 2014
  • The Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade.

    Watch the parade

    The Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade is a tradition that goes back to 1924. Watch the parade Thanksgiving morning with the kids to get them excited for the day of festivities.

    Date Published: November 5, 2014
    Date Updated: November 5, 2014
  • Help them stay awake by playing some classic board games.

    Play board games

    After turkey everyone may be a little tired. Help them stay awake by playing some classic board games. This is something the kids and adults can do. You can even serve the pie while everyone is relaxing and playing their games.

    Date Published: November 5, 2014
    Date Updated: November 5, 2014
  • Thanksgiving is a day to reflect on what you’re most thankful for.

    Share your memories

    Thanksgiving is a day to reflect on what you’re most thankful for. While you and your guests are eating your stuffing and turkey, go around the table and have each person say one thing they’re thankful for.

    Date Published: November 5, 2014
    Date Updated: November 5, 2014
  • Holidays are always a great opportunity to craft with the kids.

    Craft with the kids

    Holidays are always a great opportunity to craft with the kids. Have them make Thanksgiving themed things like these paper cups turned into turkeys. You could also have them make place settings or a centerpiece for the Thanksgiving table. Crafts are a great way to get kids involved with the dinner!

    Date Published: November 5, 2014
    Date Updated: November 5, 2014
  • A holiday isn’t complete without Charlie Brown!

    Watch Charlie Brown

    A holiday isn’t complete without Charlie Brown! After the family has eaten Thanksgiving dinner have everyone sit down and relax while they watch the Peanuts’ Thanksgiving special, “A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving.”

    Date Published: November 5, 2014
    Date Updated: November 5, 2014
  • Another Thanksgiving tradition is the wishbone!

    The wishbone

    Another Thanksgiving tradition! What kid doesn’t love getting to fight over the wishbone? After two people have pulled the bone have the winner pick which Thanksgiving Day activity the family does next.

    Date Published: November 5, 2014
    Date Updated: November 5, 2014
  • While everyone is winding down from the big day sit the whole group down to watch a classic family film.

    Watch a movie

    While everyone is winding down from the big day sit the whole group down to watch a classic family film. You can choose something animated for the kids or, if you want to get a head start, you could watch a Christmas movie to get everyone in the holiday spirit.

    Date Published: November 5, 2014
    Date Updated: November 5, 2014
  • Play Christmas music and have the kids help string garland and put their stockings out!

    Decorate for Christmas

    A lot of families go into Christmas mode once the last of the Thanksgiving dishes have been cleared. To keep everyone awake after dinner, get a head start on your Christmas decorating. Play Christmas music and have the kids help string garland and put their stockings out!

    Date Published: November 5, 2014
    Date Updated: November 5, 2014

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