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Thanksgiving Activities For Kids

By Designed 2B Sweet Inc. 3 years ago 4881 Views 6 comments

Fall leaves craft projectLooking for some activities to keep kids busy this Thanksgiving? While this is obviously a holiday for family, sometimes kids can be impatient, especially as parents are busy cooking in the kitchen or enjoying time catching up on family news with other adults. While this is a lot of fun for adults, children, especially if they are sitting with other adults and not at a children's table, can easily get bored and distracted. Luckily, we know the perfect activities to keep them busy this Thanksgiving. Not only are these activities fun, but are a great way for children to interact with other children at your family get together!

Fall Leaves BraceletThanksgiving Activities for Kids: Craft Activities

Want to keep kids busy and nearby while adults are finishing up preparing (or eating) Thanksgiving dinner? One of the best ways to keep kids happy and having fun is by helping them make cute Thanksgiving theme crafts. This can be as simple as helping them make construction paper turkeys or making Thanksgiving theme bracelets. Fall leaves is also a great Thanksgiving theme for craft project ideas. These crafts can be as complicated as you like.  Just make sure the craft projects you choose are appropriate for the age of children who will be attending your Thanksgiving dinner. Also, don't forget that you can also turn this into a time for kids to make other holiday items, such as making Christmas ornaments or homemade gifts for their parents for Christmas!

Thanksgiving Activities for Kids: Outdoor Games

Depending on where you live and the weather, outdoor games can also be a great way to keep kids busy and happy while adults enjoy Thanksgiving. While you can order inflatable ball pits or bounce houses, they usually aren't necessary to keep kids happy. To make set up and clean up as easy as possible, however, we do recommend having inflatable games. You can find easy games for kids of all ages such as inflatable obstacle courses and even ring tosses. If you have the room, you can even have a miniature soccer or football game to keep kids busy and active after a large meal!

Inflatable Football Game

Thanksgiving Activities for Kids: Board Games

Looking for something the entire family can do together or some of the adults can do with children at the party? Don't forget about classic board games! You can find board games that are perfect for the entire family to play, ranging from card games to classic family games like Monopoly. Just make sure you find things that kids can play on their own or with the assistance of older kids if you want this to be fun kids' time! To make things even more fun, consider having unique toy prizes that kids can win for winning the most games!

Diane 3 years ago at 2:06 AM
Great ideas to keep the kids busy while still spending time with the family, thank you!
Christina 3 years ago at 9:08 AM
I love the ideas for thanksgiving crafts for kids. We are hosting thanksgiving this year and there will be at least 7 kids there.
Sarah Kurtz 3 years ago at 8:54 AM
Awesome craft ideas! With the cold and snow coming.. these will be great!
Teresa Richards 3 years ago at 2:09 PM
I think the bracelets would please any little girl. This would also make a fun project for a little girl born in the fall. Guests could make their own party trinket. :)
Debbie Welchert 3 years ago at 3:50 PM
What a lot of great ideas for my grandchildren. They will have a lot of fun with these.
Katherine Riley 3 years ago at 12:55 PM
Great ideas for keeping the kids entertained, so the grown ups can relax.