Thanksgiving can be a long day for the kids. They're off their daily routine, the adults are busy cooking and visiting with each other, and there's bound to be an “I'm bored!” or two during the long day. I've hand-picked some simple Thanksgiving activities to keep the kids happy (and busy).
I love these Thanksgiving Lego ideas from Frugal Fun for Boys. Get a group together and challenge them to make all kinds of Thankgiving-themed shapes. Who can make an ear of corn or a piece of pumpkin pie?
If the weather's in your favor, send a group out for a Thanksgiving Scavenger Hunt. Just print this great list from Spoonful, This will probably lead to some outdoor fun, like jumping in leaves, collecting rocks (a favorite of my girls), and just walking the neighborhood to look at holiday decorations.
Photo booths are all the rage this year, for kids and adults alike! Print these free Thanksgiving Photo Booth Props from TheDatingDivas and set up your own station for a memorable good time.
This Printable Turkey Day Placemat from My Sister's Suitcase is a great way to keep kids of all ages in one place for a bit. You will need to prep this a day or two ahead, however, since they print large enough to be done at an office store like Staples.
This DIY Thanksgiving Bingo from artsy-fartsy mama is a free printable with blank Bingo boards so kids can create their own. Have the older kids help with cutting and pasting, then everyone can play the game together.
What are some ways you keep the kids happy (and busy) on Thanksgiving day?
For more frugal Thanksgiving ideas, follow my
Fall &Thanksgiving Pinterest board.
Simple Thanksgiving Activiteis is linked up to Fluster's Creative Muster Party.