Are the kids home this week for their Thanksgiving break? Are you at a loss about what they will do all week? Don’t worry! I’ve created a “Thanksgiving Week Survival Guide.” This list includes 10 activities to do with your kids, including crafts, baking, and much more!
I know that if you are not living in the U.S., you are not celebrating Thanksgiving this week. That’s okay! Consider this a freebie for your next holiday week or long weekend when you have the kids home.
Turkey Hand-/Footprint Plate
My mom is hosting Thanksgiving this year, and grandparents LOVE this king of keepsake. Get the directions and materials here.
I plan on doing this Thanksgiving–themed hunt after we eat Thanksgiving dinner but while we wait for dessert (have to let the food go down, right?
Bake something together.
We are making these apple pie muffins. Do I have to sell you on the idea of apple pie flavors baked into a muffin? Get the recipe here.
Bring out their inner scientists.
This “Sparkly Explosion” experiment is fun, and it lets the kids use their imagination while learning at the same time. Click here to learn how.
Getting too loud around the house? This activity will keep them calm and prevent the familiar “I’m bored” phrase. Get the how-to here.
Make a “Thankful Tree.”
This is one activity we plan on doing as a family. Together, we can say all the things we are thankful for. Get the printables here.
When they need a break from video games or TV time, this is one fun game that will get them moving and giggling.
Bring out their competitive side with this Thanksgiving edition of the popular game. Game-night reinvented! Get the game printables here.
Are you gathering with a lot of the family? Make this one fun activity everyone will love to play!
We plan on catching up on movies we missed this week. My daughter made a long “watch list” on Netflix, and popcorn is in the plans. Make your own popcorn without the chemicals like this, and turn it into Almond Joy popcorn or White Chocolate Popcorn.
And there you have it, my friends. My activity list to hang out and do cool things with my kids.
Here’s to a wonderful week ahead to be spent with your family!