Thanksgiving Ideas For Kids
By: Mila Sidman & Alice Seba
Thanksgiving is a special time of
the year. It’s a time for families to get together and
celebrate everything they have to be thankful for.
Help make this Thanksgiving extra special for the kids
by trying one of these fun Thanksgiving ideas:
Thanksgiving Crafts – Make cornucopias out of
construction paper and fill with dried berries, twigs,
leaves and other autumn findings. Use them as fun
Thanksgiving Treats – Bake a thanksgiving cake by
following a simple cake recipe and decorating in a
Thanksgiving theme. Cupcakes are always a big hit too.
Thanksgiving Memento – Help your kids make a special
thanksgiving scrapbook where you can keep a record of
each Thanksgiving. Give them a disposable or digital
camera for older kids and let them take snaps of all
their relatives during the dinner. Add the pictures to
the scrapbook along with little snippets of how they
felt that day, decorations and anything else that will
bring back memories of this special holiday.
Thanksgiving Baskets – The holidays are a great time for
giving and while you’re giving thanks for everything you
have it’s good to teach the kids that there are many
others who are less fortunate. You can start a holiday
tradition of making baskets to take to your local
shelter or elderly home. Fill the baskets with practical
items as well as a few goodies. Decorate them and add a
little card for that special touch.