As the name suggests, Thanksgiving week is a time to give thanks for all our blessings. An opportunity for friends and families to get together and celebrate the simple joy of being alive. Yet Thanksgiving isn’t all about the roast turkey dinner, cranberry sauce, and pumpkin pie. It’s also a chance to spend the week participating in various fun activities with your loved ones. If you’re at a loose end this Thanksgiving week, here are seven great activities that will ensure your holiday goes with a swing.
Unwind with a good movie or two
There’s nothing like popping the popcorn, cuddling up on the couch, and watching a good movie or two during Thanksgiving week. It’s a great way to de-stress, and there’s plenty of Thanksgiving-themed movies out there to get you in the mood.
Dust off the board games and jigsaw sets
In an age of video games and smartphones, it’s easy to overlook the old-fashioned fun that can be found in getting together to play a board game or put together a jigsaw puzzle. To add a little Thanksgiving spice to proceedings, you could separate participants into teams where the losing side has to do the dishes!
Organize a pumpkin hunt
Pumpkins are to Thanksgiving what eggs are to Easter. Why not organize a mini pumpkin hunt to keep the little ones entertained? Hide the pumpkins around the house and in the yard. You’ll be pleasantly surprised at just how much fun you’ll have while trying to find them.
Take a trip into the great outdoors
All that turkey and time spent indoors can leave even the most energetic of us feeling a bit stale during Thanksgiving. Why not take a walk together as a family? It’s a great way to work off the Thanksgiving dinner, get the blood flowing and have a chat. It’ll also blow away the cobwebs and inject a little bit of punch into proceedings.
Have a Thanksgiving quiz
What better way to celebrate Thanksgiving than to test your knowledge of Thanksgiving trivia with a quiz? Nothing brings people together more than a chance to get competitive, show off their knowledge, and learn something new and interesting as well.
Play the gratitude game
Thanksgiving is all about giving thanks, and what better way to celebrate that than play the gratitude game? It involves going through all the letters of the alphabet. And taking it in turns to come up with one word for each that expresses what you are grateful for as an individual. It’s a fun and very revealing game and the very essence of Thanksgiving.
Break out the old photo albums
At Thanksgiving, our thoughts often turn to times past and the family bonds that unite us. Consequently, it’s a perfect holiday to break out the old photo albums. Revisit and relive old faces and names. An opportunity to celebrate how far you’ve come and how far you’re going. There’s always something new and engaging to learn from family history.