There’s excitement in the air on Thanksgiving morning and a ton of work to do if you’re hosting the big day. Kids can get lost in the shuffle of the preparation but have no fear -- they’ll think you’re supermom (or dad!) when you help them beat the boredom with a few easy activities.
1. Watch the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. A feel-good way to start the day and an iconic family tradition. Follow it with the Westminster Dog Show. 2. Make a family gratitude jar. Older kids can write what they’re thankful for on cut-out paper hearts while little ones can color or draw. 3. Design a leaf collage placemat. Gather leaves from outside and glue them to cardstock. Extra points for painting (as shown). 4. Play indoor or outdoor games. Board games, scavenger hunt, kickball – anything goes. 5. Deliver a homemade treat to a neighbor. This can be cookies or muffins, or even a handmade leaf placemat for the neighbor’s holiday table.