Monday, November 21

ARTS & CRAFTS family thanksgiving activities

It’s the Thanksgiving holiday. Time to celebrate home, family and togetherness. Sounds great, but how do you translate these abstract concepts into real family fun? Here are a few ideas (that don’t involve a Wii).

Take a hike
Find a park or trail nearby and venture out into the great outdoors. Even if it’s just for an afternoon, you’ll soak up some sunlight (and extra vitamin D), get some fresh air, and give the whole family an opportunity to stretch their legs before (or after) the big feast. Make more of your hike by creating a family field guide where your kids can record the flora and fauna they discover.

Get crafty at the kids' table
When it comes to Thanksgiving preparations, the kids’ table is often an afterthought. This year, get the kids involved in dreaming up a fun theme and creating their own decorations. Think party hats, place mats, napkin ring...

Play a thanksgiving-themed game
Whether you’re headed over the river and through the woods to grandmother’s house or hosting the relatives at your place, you may need an ice breaker or two to kick off the festivities. How about a game? Sure, there’s the traditional kids vs. adults football game, but here are some fresh ideas for fun and easy games, a few of which might become new thanksgiving traditions.

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Contributed by Danyelle, Fairmont Private Schools

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