My kids always loved Thanksgiving Day growing up. Some years we were with extended family and some years we were on our own. Even though the kids could usually find something to do, I liked to add a little more structure to the day. Now that we have grandkids I like to have fun activities to keep them entertained and make the day even more special. I’m sharing some Thanksgiving Day Ideas for Kids that will keep them entertained and busy while you make the final preparations for dinner and give you a little time to relax afterwards. Of course, if you have time you can play along.
Thanksgiving Day Ideas for Kids
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Why not start out the morning with a turkey for breakfast? I know Thanksgiving can be a busy day but the morning is the least busy so why not make it a little special. The kids would be so excited to see this on their breakfast plate. It doesn’t take much work and you could even have them help.
Have the kids make a turkey journal out of recycled materials. You probably have everything on hand. They can write what they’re thankful for, their favorite parts of the day, have family sign their book, or play games like tic-tac-toe. Leave it up to them and just let them have fun.
The little ones love to color so print out this cute page for them to color while they wait for dinner. You can also help them write what they’re thankful for.
My family loves photo booths! It’s the perfect time to be silly and make sure to get some awesome pictures of the day. I often forget to take pictures when I’m involved in the day so photo booths help me remember.
Have the kids run off some energy before dinner or better yet, join them in a game of Turkey Tag after dinner to run off some of that delicious dinner. We’re going to play Turkey tag this year. I can’t wait.
Make a Thankful Banner out of paper leaves. Have the kids write what they’re thankful for and attach them to twine using clothespins. Later you can combine the photos and leaves in a book to make an album of the day.
The kids can make this simple turkey treat after dinner. Kids always love when they can create something then eat it.
Or make this cute turkey for after dinner. This one is a little more work but great for older kids or even the adult kids.
What are your plans for Thanksgiving this year? Do you have any special traditions? Share in the comments if you would like, I love finding new ways to celebrate with my family.
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