Thanksgiving Day is almost here, and we can already predict exactly the hustle and bustle happening at your house on this day: preparations for the feast in the kitchen, some relatives discussing the latest news, the kids running around with their cousins or friends as they wait for a piece of that delicious pumpkin pie. To keep everyone entertained until turkey time, here are 9 ideas to make Thanksgiving even more fun this year, and for everyone, both young and old(er) to enjoy.
Oh, and if you can’t be with your loved ones this year for a family reunion, some of the activities that follow can be done while talking with them on the phone – and putting them on speaker, so your hands are free. Either way, hearing their voices would be all that matters, right?
#1 Run in a Turkey Trot
Before you dig in to dinner, run in a Turkey Trot, a short run typically held on Thanksgiving morning. These races are a great way to have fun and burn some calories before the big meal.
#3 Fall Leaves Wreath
This is a craft that adults will love just as much of the kids! Explore the outdoors and collect beautiful fall leaves to create a custom Fall wreath that you can hang on your door. It’s the perfect way to welcome all those Thanksgiving guests into your home.
#4 Telling Thanksgiving jokes
Laughing is good for our health, so a few silly Thanksgiving puns will be more than welcome at the dinner table. Just don’t tell them after you start eating and have a full mouth, who knows what might happen?!
- What do you call a turkey the day after Thanksgiving? Lucky!
- What was the turkey thankful for on Thanksgiving? Vegetarians.
- Why did the cranberries turn red? Because they saw the turkey dressing.
- “Knock Knock.” “Who’s there?” “Dewey.” “Dewy who?” “Dewey have to wait long to eat?”
- “Knock Knock.” “Who’s there?” “Norma Lee.” “Norma Lee who?” “Norma Lee I don’t eat this much!”
- Why was the Thanksgiving soup so expensive? It had 24 carrots.
#5 Thanksgiving Bingo
It doesn’t get much more classic than a rousing game of Bingo. Give the game a festive spin by downloading free printable Turkey Day-themed cards online. If you’re celebrating virtually this year, you can try out some online versions.
#6 Create a ‘Count Your Blessings’ Tree
#7 Thanksgiving Trivia
Ignite some friendly competition among family members by putting your group’s knowledge of Thanksgiving trivia to to the test. You’ll have fun seeing everyone get riled up over history and even learn something along the way.