5 Fun Things to do with kids for Thanksgiving Day Fun

5 Fun Things to do with kids for Thanksgiving Day Fun

Thanksgiving is a time for family, gratitude, and of course, delicious food. But why not add some extra fun to the mix this year? Get the kids involved in the festivities with these 5 fun-filled activities that combine crafts and food. From turkey-themed treats to gratitude games, these ideas will keep the little ones entertained while creating lasting memories. So grab your aprons and let's get started!

1. Gobble Up Some Turkey Cupcakes

Who says turkeys can't be sweet? Whip up a batch of turkey cupcakes with the kids and watch their eyes light up. Start by baking your favorite cupcakes (chocolate or vanilla, you choose!). Then, it's time to get creative. Use chocolate-covered pretzels as turkey legs, candy corn as feathers, and candy eyes to bring these adorable gobblers to life. It's a tasty craft that's almost too cute to eat (but trust us, they'll be gone in no time).

2. Create a Thankful Tree

Thanksgiving is all about gratitude, so why not make a Thankful Tree to celebrate? Gather some branches from your backyard (or use craft sticks if you prefer) and arrange them in a vase. Cut out leaf shapes from colorful paper and have the kids write down what they're thankful for on each leaf. Then, attach the leaves to the branches using string or tape. Not only will it make a beautiful centerpiece, but it will also serve as a reminder of all the blessings in your lives.

3. Make Edible Cornucopias

Turn snack time into a craft project with edible cornucopias. Start by rolling up sugar cones to create the shape of a cornucopia. Then, let the kids go wild with their favorite snacks. Fill the cones with an assortment of goodies like popcorn, pretzels, dried fruit, and candy. It's a delicious way to get creative and satisfy those snack cravings at the same time. Just be prepared for the inevitable sugar rush!

4. Play Turkey Tag

Burn off some energy after the big meal with a game of Turkey Tag. It's a Thanksgiving twist on the classic game of tag. Designate one person as the "Turkey" and have them wear a turkey hat or hold a turkey feather. The other players try to avoid getting tagged by the Turkey. If someone gets tagged, they become the new Turkey. It's a hilarious game that will have everyone gobbling with laughter.

5. Craft Feathered Friends

Get crafty with the kids by making feathered friends out of paper plates. Start by cutting a paper plate in half and painting it in vibrant colors. Then, cut out feather shapes from construction paper and glue them to the back of the plate. Add googly eyes, a beak, and some feet to complete your feathered friend. Hang them up around the house or use them as festive decorations for the Thanksgiving table. These adorable birds will add a touch of whimsy to your holiday celebrations.

So there you have it, 5 fun-filled activities to keep the kids entertained on Thanksgiving Day. Whether you're baking turkey cupcakes or playing Turkey Tag, these crafts and food ideas are sure to make this holiday one to remember. So gather your little turkeys and let the fun begin!

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