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Thanksgiving Family Fun Ideas

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The Thanksgiving holiday is getting closer, and you may be looking for some fun activities to enjoy with your family during this time. Spending time with your family helps you build family bonds and wonderful memories. Holiday memories can turn into holiday traditions that your children, grandchildren and other family generations can enjoy every year. Here are some Thanksgiving activities you and your family may enjoy.

  • Make cards for family members and friends. Use construction paper, markers, crayons and other crafting materials you may have on hand. For each person write at least one thing the person has done that you and your family are thankful for. It is always good to let people know when you are thankful for something they have done. It can be as simple as “I am thankful to have you as a friend.”
  • While you have all of your crafting supplies out, make some Thanksgiving crafts to use while decorating your home. Make some turkey, pilgrim, Indian and other decorations with your family. You can also make construction paper garland using fall colors. Just cut the construction paper into strips. Make a ring out of one strip by gluing the ends together. Put another strip through the ring and glue the ends on that strip together. Continue to do this until the garland reaches the length you want.
  • Make a family tree. Cut a tree trunk and branches out of brown construction paper and glue them to a large piece of poster board. Cut leaf shapes out of colored construction paper. Write a family name and birth date on each leaf and glue them to the branches.
  • Spend some time talking about fond memories you have about your family members and friends.
  • Try making some different Thanksgiving foods. Do an internet search to see what foods your ancestors may have eaten during Thanksgiving if there are recipes try one of those.
  • Watch a Thanksgiving movie.
  • Read some Thanksgiving books.

Thanksgiving Movies

  • A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving
  • Alvin and the Chipmunks: Alvin’s Thanksgiving Celebration
  • An Old Fashioned Thanksgiving
  • Garfield’s Thanksgiving
  • Mouse on the Mayflower
  • Rugrats Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving Books

  • Thanksgiving is for Giving Thanks by Margaret Sutherland
  • The Thanksgiving Story by Alice Dalgliesh and Helen Sewell
  • Five Silly Turkeys by Salina Yoon
  • Thanksgiving Is by Gail Gibbons
  • The Very First Thanksgiving Day by Rhonda Gowler Greene
  • Thanksgiving Mice by Bethany Roberts and Doug Cushman

The Thanksgiving season is getting close. If you are looking for some fun activities for you and your family to enjoy, try some of these. Crafts, cooking, movies and stories are always better if shared with family members. These activities will help build family bonds during the holiday season. Activities that your family can enjoy together make wonderful traditions.

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