Can you believe Thanksgiving is almost here? We love hearing about the many ways families around the country practice gratefulness and enjoy being together on this holiday. Here are a few of our favorite Thanksgiving traditions:
Guess Who. Have everyone write one thing they are thankful for on a slip of paper and put it in a jar. During the meal, read them out loud and let everyone else guess who is thankful for what. If you want to get a little fancy, use harvest-colored paper leaves instead of slips of paper. After the meal, capture the memory by assembling the leaves into an album, hanging them on a Thankful Tree, or taking a photo with everyone holding up their leaves.
Get The Kids Involved. Let the kids create place mats, place cards, or sweet centerpieces for the table (this Pumpkin Turkey Centerpiece is adorable, too). Involve them in meal prep as much as possible with age-appropriate kitchen tasks.
Game Time. Before the meal or after, get guests’ competitive juices flowing by setting out board games, card games, a Twister tournament, or this cute set of Turkey Bowling Pins.
Take It Outside. If you plan your meal early in the afternoon, take some time to enjoy the outdoors together afterward. Take a walk, play a game of football in the yard, or organize a “Thanksgiving Olympics” with relay races and an obstacle course.
Of course, your Smartphone Pocket is sure to come in handy on this busy holiday, whether you’re brining, baking, turkey bowling, taking a post-dinner stroll, or playing touch football.
What are your favorite Thanksgiving traditions?