Are you tired of gorging on Thanksgiving and feeling like you’re about to burst? Then why not organize activities to get you and your guests to stop focusing on the stuffed bird that you just ingested! Here are some ideas to keep you busy while you burn off the massive feast you just had:
- Play Touch Football
If the majority of your family/guests are sports fans, then suggesting a touch football game might be a hit! Besides, seeing as they are sports fans, it might be a good way to pry their eyes away from the television.
- Play Board Games
Who said a little healthy competition never helped families bond on Thanksgiving? Pick a board game that everyone agrees upon and play multiple rounds to crown this year’s Thanksgiving board-game champion. Remember to be a good sport!
- Watch the Parade
Since 1948, families have enjoyed watching the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. Watching floats, giant balloons and marching bands roam down the streets of New York is a magical and fun way to spend the holiday with children.
- Give Thanks
This is what the holiday is really about: giving thanks. Have your guests give thanks and take the time to write down something they are thankful for. Showing gratitude will help the children learn about the true meaning of Thanksgiving.
- Volunteer at a Soup Kitchen
Perhaps one of the most admirable ways to spend part of Thanksgiving is to serve food to the less fortunate. Whether it is at a soup kitchen, in a church or at a community center, this is surely a rewarding way to spend the holiday. If you cannot be present to serve the meal, you can pitch in by collecting and sorting donated food.
The purpose of this holiday is to express gratitude. It should inspire you to spend some quality time with your friends and family. Have fun while creating fond memories! Gratitude also helps you to connect with other people. Another way to harness your appreciation is to bless others. If you are not spending Thanksgiving with friend and family this year, why not help out those in need. Happy Thanksgiving!