5 Thanksgiving Day Activities For Kids to Keep Them Outta Your HairNov 14, 2012
1. Offical Coat Check Attendant: As you put the finishing touches on the meal, have your little ones greet people at the door and be the official coat check addendents. Make them feel extra important by making a few coat check tickets with these labels. Don’t forgot to provide a stool so they can hang up the coats easily!
2. The VIP Photographer (with Press Pass!) Print out the words Press Pass on cardstock, tape one to each kid, and give them a camera. It could be as simple has handing them an old iphone, but what about splurging on this Instax Instant Photocamera? Have an older sibling create a collage of their images—a wonderful way to remember the holiday!
5. Actor's Studio: Have the kids browse through a few Thanksgiving books to find the origins of this special holiday and recreate the events in a play. I just bought The Thanksgiving Story because of it's beautiful illustratations and solid information. It has everything needed to put on an fabulous preformance. For costumes? Check out these beautiful pilgrim costumes for girls and one for boys, and indian costumes for girls and boys. Or just make your own!
5 Thanksgiving Day Activities For Kids to Keep Them Outta Your Hair
My kids love to help me in the kitchen. As soon as they hear me getting out cooking supplies, they ask, “What are you making? Can I help? I’ll stir! Please?” In the past, mom guilt has always made me say yes. I know the benefits of cooking with my kids. It has such potential as a time to chat and learn together. It just never ends up that way for me. Not with my five-year-old twin boys, anyway. I always end up stressed out.
So it was with great delight that I made this list of jobs to assign each kid this holiday season. It will give kids specific responsibilities while you and other adults prepare the best Thanksgiving Day meal ever. You might even be tempted to join in on their activities.