Thanksgiving is all about food, family and fun. But with any holiday gathering, a house full of excited kiddos can grow chaotic, so keeping them entertained is the sure-fire way to keep your festivities happy and stress-free.
Commemorate the Occasion with Handprints
There are oodles of websites that contain a barrage of holiday craft ideas, but why not create keepsakes that will last forever? Sometimes, years go by in between family visits and before we know it, our kids’ are all grown up. Clay Handprint Kits can be purchased at many craft stores or online and are a fun way to capture special memories. They can even be given away as gifts, for Christmas. What an ideal present for Grandma and Grandpa.
Create Yummy Gingerbread Houses
The holidays are all about the “sweet tooth” and what better way to snack and get creative than to make Gingerbread houses. This activity is fun for all ages and with an unlimited variety of sugary embellishments to choose from, everyone can let their imaginations’ run wild. If you’re looking for simple ingredients and easy instructions, pbskids.org, posted a great Graham Cracker Gingerbread House Recipe on their website.
Thanksgiving Day Pinatas
Get them dizzy and spoil them with a surprise-filled pinata. Pinatas can be purchased online, or you can create your own. Learn how to make your own papier-mache pinata at favecrafts.com. Whether you fill them with sweet treats or other fun prizes, pinatas bring laughs and fun to any gathering.
Tire them out with Exercise
After pies, cakes and cookies galore, you can bet the kids might need to burn off a little sugar rush. If the weather is right, get them outdoors for some touch football or maybe a nice stroll around the neighborhood. Fresh air and family exercise are a great way to burn off a few calories and get the little ones tuckered out. If the weather is unsavory, crank up the stereo and have a little dance party. Who doesn’t like to shake their booty?
Game Time with Family
If crafts aren’t your thing and full tummies are weighing you down, bust out the board games. Most families have their favorites and board games are a fun way to bring a family together.
With just a little expense and creativity, you can make your Thanksgiving gathering fun and exciting for the whole family. Happy Holidays!
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