Ahh, Turkey Day. While this holiday is an American favorite, it often leaves people feeling uncomfortably full. And after the meal, many are left wondering what to do with the rest of the holiday.
We hear you and that's why we're serving up eight ideas for Thanksgiving activities. So gather up the gang and have some family-friendly fun!
If your family can handle a bit of healthy competition, board games are great options for Thanksgiving. You might stick with a classic like Monopoly, Risk, or Catan for an easy game that everyone knows. Or, you can try newer games like Pandemic, Ticket to Ride and What Do You Meme. Just remember that it's a game and the most important part is to have fun.
Another great activity for Turkey Day is to make a craft or two. Crafts are ideal for involving the kids and get their creative juices flowing. There are plenty of Thanksgiving craft ideas including DIY pie boxes, recycled turkey windsocks, paper plate turkeys, and a family gratitude jar that's perfect for this holiday.
For ideas not related to Thanksgiving, check out our post on fall crafts for kids.
You don't need a gratitude jar for the most classic of Thanksgiving activities, but it makes it all the better. Every year, families gather and say what they're grateful for. Maybe it's that new video game you got, or the delicious feast you're about to enjoy. Or it could be just the time spent with family and friends. In any case, Thanksgiving is a great chance to step back and reflect on what's important.
Rounding out our list of family-friendly Thanksgiving activities is watching a movie together. It's not fancy, it's not formal, it's just good family fun. Pick a favorite or a crowd-pleaser and enjoy each other's company, a good film, and of course, delicious Thanksgiving leftovers.
We hope you've enjoyed our ideas for what to do during the Thanksgiving holiday. If you spotted an idea you like, feel free to share this post with the friends or family you'll be spending the holiday with!