Monday, December 11, 2017

Thanksgiving Activites for The Entire Family

Easy Projects and Printables

Our home is brimming with colorful fall decorations, children dragging in the last of the crunchy fall leaves on their shoes, and you can see the sparkle of excitement for Thanksgiving in their eyes. As the holiday draws closer, I keep wanting to reach out and slow down the clock so that we can enjoy every last bit of the fall season, just as meticulously as my children scrape the bowl for every last bit of leftover frosting. If you want to make the most of the Thanksgiving season with your family, try some of the activities below, use the printable journal paper to spark creativity, and try the easy Thanksgiving Tic-Tac-Toe game that is simple enough for the littlest pilgrims in your house.

Bake Some Thanksgiving Treats Together

  • Use the same recipe you use for Christmas cutout cookies, but use turkey shapes or even a cookie cutter in the shape of the letter “T”.
  • Put a colorful twist on popcorn with this recipe and teach the following poem to your kids.

The Turkey Shot Out of the Oven

By Jack Prelutsky

The turkey shot out of the oven
and rocketed into the air,
it knocked every plate off the table
and partly demolished a chair.

It ricocheted into a corner
and burst with deafening boom,
then splattered all over the kitchen,
completely obscuring the room.

It stuck to the walls and the windows,
it totally coated the floor,
there was turkey attached to the ceiling,
where there’d never been turkey before.

It blanketed every appliance,
it smeared every saucer and bowl,
there wasn’t a way I could stop it,
that turkey was out of control.

I scraped and I scrubbed with displeasure,
and thought with chagrin as I mopped,
that I’d never again stuff a turkey
with popcorn that hadn’t been popped.

Thanksgiving Printables

Print these Thanksgiving Tic-Tac-Toe cards to use as a pre-dinner game with the younger guests at your Thanksgiving table. Cut apart the words listed at the bottom, fold them, place them in a bag or bowl, and randomly draw out one at a time and call it out like you would a BINGO letter. Players then cover up the picture with a scrap piece of paper, button, or other small object. When you have three in a row, call out Happy Thanksgiving!

Keep little hands busy while you cook by having them make personalized placemats to use during the Thanksgiving meal.

If you’re searching for a Thanksgiving writing lesson idea, try one of these writing prompts for your elementary aged kids. Give them a different page each day and have them add each page to a folder to create a Thanksgiving journal.

Easy Activities for the Family

  • Make a DVD of thankfulness. Encourage your tweens or teens to use the video camera the week before Thanksgiving and go around asking people to either talk about what they are thankful for this Thanksgiving, or go with the trend of “three words” to express their thanks. Put it together as a movie complete with music and play it for entertainment on Thanksgiving.
  • Play Thankful Charades – Have everyone in the family take turns acting out something for which they are thankful.

Whatever you do this Thanksgiving season, I hope that you have time for a few fun activities, and lots of time to remember why you are thankful (and some of your favorite foods, too).

Related posts:

  1. 3 Ways to Add Thanksgiving Fun to Your Family
  2. 7 Fun Fall Family Activities
  3. Easy 4th of July Family Fun

View full post on Parenting Tips For Raising Successful Kids | BetterParenting.com

Thanksgiving Activites for The Entire Family

Easy Projects and Printables

Our home is brimming with colorful fall decorations, children dragging in the last of the crunchy fall leaves on their shoes, and you can see the sparkle of excitement for Thanksgiving in their eyes. As the holiday draws closer, I keep wanting to reach out and slow down the clock so that we can enjoy every last bit of the fall season, just as meticulously as my children scrape the bowl for every last bit of leftover frosting. If you want to make the most of the Thanksgiving season with your family, try some of the activities below, use the printable journal paper to spark creativity, and try the easy Thanksgiving Tic-Tac-Toe game that is simple enough for the littlest pilgrims in your house.

Bake Some Thanksgiving Treats Together

  • Use the same recipe you use for Christmas cutout cookies, but use turkey shapes or even a cookie cutter in the shape of the letter “T”.
  • Put a colorful twist on popcorn with this recipe and teach the following poem to your kids.

The Turkey Shot Out of the Oven

By Jack Prelutsky

The turkey shot out of the oven
and rocketed into the air,
it knocked every plate off the table
and partly demolished a chair.

It ricocheted into a corner
and burst with deafening boom,
then splattered all over the kitchen,
completely obscuring the room.

It stuck to the walls and the windows,
it totally coated the floor,
there was turkey attached to the ceiling,
where there’d never been turkey before.

It blanketed every appliance,
it smeared every saucer and bowl,
there wasn’t a way I could stop it,
that turkey was out of control.

I scraped and I scrubbed with displeasure,
and thought with chagrin as I mopped,
that I’d never again stuff a turkey
with popcorn that hadn’t been popped.

Thanksgiving Printables

Print these Thanksgiving Tic-Tac-Toe cards to use as a pre-dinner game with the younger guests at your Thanksgiving table. Cut apart the words listed at the bottom, fold them, place them in a bag or bowl, and randomly draw out one at a time and call it out like you would a BINGO letter. Players then cover up the picture with a scrap piece of paper, button, or other small object. When you have three in a row, call out Happy Thanksgiving!

Keep little hands busy while you cook by having them make personalized placemats to use during the Thanksgiving meal.

If you’re searching for a Thanksgiving writing lesson idea, try one of these writing prompts for your elementary aged kids. Give them a different page each day and have them add each page to a folder to create a Thanksgiving journal.

Easy Activities for the Family

  • Make a DVD of thankfulness. Encourage your tweens or teens to use the video camera the week before Thanksgiving and go around asking people to either talk about what they are thankful for this Thanksgiving, or go with the trend of “three words” to express their thanks. Put it together as a movie complete with music and play it for entertainment on Thanksgiving.
  • Play Thankful Charades – Have everyone in the family take turns acting out something for which they are thankful.

Whatever you do this Thanksgiving season, I hope that you have time for a few fun activities, and lots of time to remember why you are thankful (and some of your favorite foods, too).

Related posts:

  1. 3 Ways to Add Thanksgiving Fun to Your Family
  2. 7 Fun Fall Family Activities
  3. Easy 4th of July Family Fun

View full post on Parenting Tips For Raising Successful Kids | BetterParenting.com

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