Thanksgiving is finally here! It’s time for the whole family to get together – including all the little ones! But, while the star of the show is all the delicious food, it can sometimes be difficult to keep the kids entertained while everything is cooking.
So, what can you do to keep your “little turkeys” occupied until dinner is ready? Let’s take a look at a few creative Thanksgiving activities & ideas that will keep everyone happy.
If you want your kids to unleash their creativity and contribute something to the meal all at once, encourage them to make Thanksgiving placemats for everyone. Simply give them clean sheets of paper and some crayons, and they can make autumn-themed placemats for each member of the family.
The adults will love seeing what the kids come up with, and the little ones will be proud of their contribution. If you have a big family or a lot of guests, this can occupy your kids for quite awhile!
Send Them on a Scavenger Hunt
Burning off some energy before the big meal is a great idea for kids. One of the best ways to get them to use their problem-solving skills and to let them run around a bit is to set up a scavenger hunt.
Give them an initial clue, and “plant” additional clues all around the house, or even outside if the weather is nice. At the end of the hunt, have some kind of prize or treasure for them to find.
If you have a little one who wants to be involved in the kitchen, keeping them distracted can make it easier for you to get your cooking jobs done. So, come up with some Thanksgiving trivia questions.
You can find dozens of interesting Thanksgiving facts with a quick Internet search. Write some of your favorites down for your kids to answer. They can include things about Thanksgiving history, food, or whatever you think your children would be interested in!
Don’t be afraid to let your kids get involved with the Thanksgiving meal. They’re more likely to be excited about it if they feel like they’re a part of something. But, it’s also important to make this day fun for them. By using some of these Thanksgiving activities on your turkey day, you’ll keep your kids occupied and happy, while getting your cooking done with less stress.
Editor’s Note: Stacey Blaske is a freelance content provider & writer for Daphyl’s LLC. Daphyl’s is a USA based multi-national world leader in safe, innovative, Licensed Rock N Roll, branded baby gear. The opinions, advice and assertions made in this article are for entertainment and information purposes only & are solely those of the author.