Keeping the kids busy during the preparations around Thanksgiving day can be crucial. For many families, Thanksgiving is one of the most important holidays and one of the biggest celebrations of the year.
Below we will talk about ways to get your child involved with the logistics of Thanksgiving and ways to also keep them busy when you don’t want them as involved in the kitchen.
Get the kids involved with Thanksgiving food prep! Of course, the age of your child varies with this task but they will be beaming with pride on Thanksgiving day when they reveal they had a big part in helping you cook.
Kids of all ages can also help set the table for all of the family members soon to arrive at your home.
Visit a Parade or Two
The days before and the days after Thanksgiving are most likely filled with parades or fun local activities for your kids and family to enjoy like parades. Children of all ages love going to parades, there is definitely always something there for everyone to enjoy looking at.
Plus the younger kids would probably love to get a possible glimpse of Santa in your local parades!
This option is probably pretty self-explanatory. Get the kiddos involved in some super easy crafts based on Thanksgiving!
Not only will this keep them entertained, but it will also help get them in the thankful spirit of Thanksgiving. An added bonus would be a craft that you can use to decorate around your house for the day of Thanksgiving.
The kids will be beams of happiness while showing off their artwork to all of their relatives.
Volunteering is an amazing way to give back to your community while also teaching the kids to be thankful for the things they do have. Do some research and see if your local soup kitchen needs help cooking or serving food to the needy.
Or maybe your local salvation army needs some help sorting and donating items they’ve received to local shelters. There are plenty of opportunities to help wherever you may look!
Everyone knows that the day after Thanksgiving has become a holiday on its own. Black Friday is widely recognized as the day most people start their Christmas shopping to get the best deals possible.
While we don’t recommend dragging the kids out of bed at 4 AM to start shopping, an early start on shopping could be a fun way to kick off the holiday season.
Thanksgiving day and the week leading up to it is one of the best and busiest times of the year. We hope these suggestions above help you keep the kids busy while also teaching them to be thankful during this important holiday.
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