Thanksgiving Activities To Enjoy with Family & Friends

Thanksgiving is one of the most wonderful holidays to gather with family and friends, to rejoice in the blessings in our lives and to share joyful memories with the people we love. After the celebratory toasts have been made, the Turkey and stuffing have been eaten, and the Pumpkin Pie has been devoured, it’s a great time to relax and enjoy some family-friendly Thanksgiving activities. Featured here are 5 Thanksgiving activities that can are fun for kids (of all ages) to take part in.

5 Fun Family-Friendly Thanksgiving Activities

Wreath Making

Working on DIY wreaths is a great way to pass the time and get your creative juices flowing. Whether you create fresh holiday wreaths (to display on your front door during the season) or opt for year-round wreaths (with dried flowers and leaves), wreath making is an easy and affordable activity that gets everyone involved.

Christmas Card Making

With Christmas quickly approaching, Thanksgiving is an ideal time to have the family make Christmas Cards. Using stencils, cardstock, and decorative accents (like glitter and decals), Christmas Card making is a fun activity that is great for kids to enjoy.

Cookie Decorating

The holidays are known for sugary sweets and delectable treats. So why not get in the festive spirit of the season by decorating cookies? Using an assortment of colorful candies, chocolate sprinkles, and frosting is a great way to decorate either sugar or gingerbread cookies.


To help you and your family cherish the memories you have made over the years, scrapbooking is a fun way to get the whole family involved in a Thanksgiving activity that also serves a purpose. Not only will it be enjoyable to reminisce about all the good time (while you go through old photos), it also helps you organize and preserve your photos in a beautiful photo album.

Thanksgiving Game

Last, but certainly not least, is a simple Thanksgiving Game. Each person writes on small strips of paper what they are grateful for. All the strips of paper are put into a bowl and tossed. Each person blindly pulls a strip of paper out of the bowl, reads the message out-loud, and guesses which person wrote that message. This is a great way to encourage your friends and family to focus on the positive message of Thanksgiving, and to share with each other what they are appreciative of.

No matter how you choose to spend the holiday, may you and your loved ones have a warm and wonderful Thanksgiving.

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