Thanksgiving is a time to spend with family and friends whether you are eating delicious food, reminiscing on what you’re most grateful for or partaking in annual holiday traditions. Since we will already be around our loved ones, why not take the time to make the day as memorable as possible? Here are a few fun activities you can enjoy all together as you gear up for the Thanksgiving feast.
Watch the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade
Wake up bright and early and cuddle around the TV as you watch your favorite performers, classic cartoon balloons and must-see Broadway performers march through New York City. At the end, go around and recap your favorite parts.
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Thanksgiving is a time to reflect on what you are grateful for and helping those in need. Round up your family and friends and volunteer at a local food bank or food pantry. It’s the perfect way to show your gratitude and give back to the community.
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Participate in a Turkey Trot
Kick off the day with a fun family run before your Thanksgiving feast! This is the perfect activity for yourself or the people in your life who love being active. If you’re not a runner, don’t worry because most runs also have walk portions. After the turkey trot, treat yourself with Life’s Grape Dark Chocolate Dipped Vine-Dried Grapes — but don’t eat too much or you’ll spoil your Thanksgiving dinner.
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Create a Gratitude Wreath
Get the whole family involved by creating a wreath full of sentiments everyone is thankful for. Cut out paper leaves, give a few to each family member and ask them to write what they are thankful for this year. Once everyone has written down their thoughts, pin the leaves on the wreath and put it up on display as a reminder for everyone beyond Thanksgiving Day.
Make DIY Place Cards and Centerpieces
We all love us some personalized décor. While the adults cook and prep for dinner, have the kids in charge of creating personalized place cards and DIY centerpieces. Bring out the Crayons, stamps, stickers and glitter and let the kids go wild! Another option is to take a walk with the kids outside and collect fallen leaves, pinecones and moss to add to your Thanksgiving dinner décor.
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Bake A Simple Pie
Baking with the family provides lasting memories. Get the kids involved and bake something simple like a cranberry raisin pie. The simple recipe only takes about an hour and uses simple ingredients already in your pantry like Life’s Grape Classic Vine-Dried Grapes. Then, you can present the sweet treat to your guests later that day.
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With all of these ideas, we’re sure your day will be filled with lasting memories and activities to tire everyone out, especially after the food coma that comes with Thanksgiving dinner. Let us know if you have any other Thanksgiving Day family traditions. If you try out any of our suggestions, take a picture and share will us @lifes_grape.