The holiday season is upon us, and we are given the responsibility, as parents, to share the tradition, history, and love of the season with our children. Often times, kids are overlooked during the holiday season though, seeing them as incapable of helping with certain tasks and not understanding it all. Get them involved, keep them excited about the day ahead of them with 4 simple tips to keep everyone involved and having fun together.

  • Thankful Turkey: We all need reminders here and there, Thanksgiving Day and the season, in general, shouldn’t be an exception for those reminders. I am very fortunate that every year, my family can gather around a table, spend time together and dig into an endless supply of turkey, corn souffle, honey carrots, rolls, pie and more. However, I honestly can’t tell you the last time we all went around the table and talked about what we are thankful for. I believe we all think about it and know what we are thankful for in our lives, but we don’t share it with others. This craft is a fun one to exercise this task. Kids, parents, grandparents, aunts, and uncles should all participate in this one and then share with the family.


  • Word Search: Whether your watching football, cooking the dinner, or just hanging out, there is usually some downtime between activities. Keep everyone busy and having fun with a fun thanksgiving themed word search game. Keep the mind active with all that tryptophan in the turkey making your tired.

  • Baking with the Kids: This time of year is all about spending time together and being thankful for each other’s company. Include the kids this year in your cooking and baking adventures. Allow them to mix some batter, knead some bread, get your supplies out of the cupboard or even do some dishes. Kids of all ages love being involved in creating something for the whole family.

  • Scavenger Hunt: This is a fun one for any age in the family gathering. Go on a scavenger hunt with the kids for leaves and feathers even. Have fun creating an autumn frame for all those selfies you’ll be taking throughout the day.

We hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving season!