Thanksgiving Traditions and Activities for the Family

Thanksgiving is that time of year when families gather to celebrate not only this largely historical event in our nations’ history, but also to commemorate the things in their lives that they care about most. How do you and your family mark this annual holiday? While some parents might have long held holiday traditions that have been passed down from generations of ancestors before them, you might still be looking for a few terrific activities to call your own. Before thanksgiving officially arrives, consider sharing some of these popular Thanksgiving traditions and activities with your family.

Thanksgiving Traditions and Activities for the Family

Enjoy Popular Thanksgiving Activities With the Family

Scavenger hunt - Create a clue based scavenger hunt to encourage family members to work together for the common goal of winning an already assigned holiday prize. Hide symbols of the fall season like mini pumpkins, gourds, or nuts around your home and have them collect all of the hidden items by deciphering each of your clues to be declared the Thanksgiving Day scavenger hunt winner.

Annual Cooking Competitions - Assign a prize to the most popular dish served at your Thanksgiving meal. Encourage your family and guest to prepare ahead of time and submit one dish each for consideration in this friendly family competition. Activities like these will help guests feel more involved in your holiday plans and ultimately look forward to attending each year.

Thanksgiving Crafts - Have each member of your family collage pictures of the things that they are most thankful for this year. Whether they choose to commemorate important accomplishments or moments in their lives or simply share photos of people who play major roles in their lives. A framed Thanksgiving collage can be a helpful reminder of your blessings.

Recipe Exchange - Organize a recipe exchange party with your neighbors or friends to share new and unique recipes that you might want to try out at your family’s official Thanksgiving meal. While there are many dishes and entrees that your little ones might require to be present at your table, your holiday guests might appreciate a simple surprise when it comes to how you approach this festive family meal.

Turkey Trot Run / Walk - Keep you family active and fit by encouraging them to take part in local run walk fundraisers during the Thanksgiving season. Not only will they be contributing their time and efforts toward a good cause, they will also be helping to work off some of the extra holiday food that is regularly consumed during this time of year.

Keeping your holiday guests and loved ones engaged in your annual celebrations can help create lasting memories around new family traditions. Try out a few of these popular Thanksgiving activities to find something that would work well for your family.

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